Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Clinician's Appropriate Office Environment for Obese Patients

The following points are recommended to the clinicians who run a ani-obesity canter
1. Waiting room chairs without arms
2. Step stools next to examination tables
3. Large gowns and blood pressure cuffs
4. Scale that can weigh extremely obese patients, located in a private area
5. Appropriate obesity educational materials, handouts, and treatment protocols
6. Empathetic, respectful, and supportive office staff

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