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Sharon T. Phelan, MD
Dr. Phelan is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
Guest Editorial: Oh, by the way, doctor...we have a new department
How many times have you completed a patient visit and started to walk through the examine room door, only to hear the woman say, "Oh, by the way ...."? It's frustrating and challenging at the same time, because you don't know whether your patient's next words are going to signal something you can resolve in a few minutes or are just the tip of a clinical "iceberg."
Sign Out: Obesity: a weighty problem
Obesity has become epidemic in the United States. Why have obesity/overweight grown so rapidly and what role should the ob/gyn play in addressing this major health issue?
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