Thanks, Stef for compiling this great list! This is a list of health professionals that some fat people have deemed fat friendly or who declared themselves fat friendly, and some other web sites listing fat friendly health professionals. The list is arranged alphabetically by country, state, and city. Please add your size-friendly doctor to this list.
Get the information and support you need to build your best life. With over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, Kelly is size-friendly and skilled in helping you find the solutions to the problems in your life. Weight issues and weight focus are often a diversion from other issues that need attention. Yes, focus on your healthy eating, self-care, and healthy living. Also reduce depression, improve relationships, learn to know and like yourself. Kelly will design a plan that you can afford. Together you can work it out! 610-394-2547 (only $30 / half hour) INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
Wichita Counseling and Coaching Center offers counseling and coaching for women in Wichita, KS. You can learn to be happier, calmer and more resistant to stress. If you want to have a calmer, happier, more successful life, you have found a safe and comfortable place to start activating those dreams.
Lindy Griffin, DO, a Seattle family physician, tries to focus on fitness rather than weight when talking with large patients. She also respects patients' wishes if they don't want to be weighed. Contact Dr. Griffin at 206-623-7940
I decided to sit down and write a one-page letter describing my history of being fat and dieting, my health management approach to my own weight, and what I expect from my doctor in regard to my weight and my health. I then took three copies of the letter into the doctor's office with me. I had the nurse put one of them in my chart. I handed the second one to the doctor..."
Providing psychotherapy for the past 21 years and training professional therapists for the past 19 years, Judy currently specializes in treating eating disorders, trauma survivors, and working with couples and families. She helps you stay clear and focused so you can better access your inner strength and wisdom.
Bulimia.com specializes in information about eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder; Plus related topics such as body image and size issues. We offer books at discounted prices, many free articles about eating disorders, newsletters, links to treatment facilities, organizations, other websites, and much more.
Barbara Deming MD; OB/GYN in Baton Rouge, LA 225-928-0022
Elizabeth Fisher reports: "I go to her with another supersize friend. She is always respectful and size-friendly. So is her nurse, who is also a BBW. The table can be a little hard to get on, but they have a special table that's more like a chair. Ask about it if you have problems getting on the table."
Corinne, a big beautiful woman herself, helps clients with size, self-esteem, life, family, emotional and other personal problems. Contact info is 630/263-8888 or firstname.lastname@example.org Her size-friendly office is size-friendly, comfortable, easy-to-find and conveniently located. In-person and phone counseling is available. Cory is known as the counselor to call when you don't know which way to turn.
This is a “must read” for every health professional who treats patients or clients with weight concerns. Nurse practitioners, Joyce Burke, R.N., C.S. and Angie Berg, R.N., C.S., lay out a lesson plan to teach health professionals sane alternative approaches to helping large patients. .....The information here is not a diet or weight loss plan. Instead, you will find alternatives to recommending diets and weight loss for clients. You may discover that the information presented is unlike what you have been taught. It is meant to provide you with a more balanced view of information available on weight-related issues and overall health. The facts and advice contained here may provoke intense emotions since they may contradict past learning and question the strong cultural ideals and judgments we have lived with for so long. Please review the information at your own pace with an open mind and allow time for the concepts to solidify in your mind as you discover their practicality.
Elizabeth Fisher reports: "Dr. Field is a diabetic himself, so he understands it on a personal level. He's size friendly, and his nurse Sherry is wonderful! Several of my friends go to him, and he got a large blood pressure cuff as soon as we started going there. He can also be stern if he feels he needs to be, but overall I'm very pleased with his abilities."
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