Obese woman files complaint over doctor’s weight loss advice

Today’s Stupid Person of the Day hasn’t died yet, but she’s well on her way.

The woman, who was not named in news reports, filed a complaint with the New Hampshire Attorney General when her doctor, Dr. Terry Bennett of Rochester, urged her to lose weight.

“It’s an epidemic in the United States, and it’s croaking us,’ Bennett said.

Bennett said that it’s a lecture he gives to many of his overweight patients.

“It’s your weight, … and there’s dozens of programs,’ Bennett said. “You don’t have to come in here. You can join Jenny Craig. You can go see Weight Watchers.’

Bennett said he tells obese patients that their weight is bad for their health and their love lives. But the lecture drove one patient to write a letter to the Board of Medicine, which has passed on the complaint to the Attorney General’s Office.

“Did I sleep with somebody? Did I give somebody drugs? Was I careless? No. End of story,’ Bennett said. “That should have been the end of it.’ — NewsNet5.com

Bennett apologized on local TV for offending the woman. Which perhaps puts him in the stupid category, too.

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