Patient, Refused By Doctor Who Won’t See Women Who Weigh More Than 200 Pounds
(HUFFINGTON POST) A Massachusetts primary care doctor adopted a new screening process for new patients this past spring: She no longer takes women who weigh more than 200 pounds, Boston’s WCVB reports.
A woman named Ida Davidson learned of this policy when she was seeking an appointment with Dr. Helen M. Carter and was rejected as a result of her weight.
“I’ve never heard anything like that. I thought doctors were there to help you,” Davidson told WCVB in an interview, which has since been aired on CNN and other news outlets.