Denied Medical Service Because Of Her Weight

Posted by | September 28, 2012 19:44 | Filed under: Top Stories

Ida Davidson of Shrewsbury, MA, says Dr. Helen Carter won’t  treat her because she is clinically obese, weighing more than 200 pounds. Carter is a primary care physician at the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worchester,

Dr. Carter is standing by her decision.

She says she started the policy because several of her employees were injured while helping overweight patients – and there are treatment “alternatives” for those who are obese.

“There’s an obesity center at UMASS better staffed and has more resources than I do,” Dr. Carter told WTVR-TV.

It remains unclear what type of injuries her employees suffered as Dr. Helen Carter could not be reached for comment.


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