Episode 107: Weight Stigma in the Medical Community and Treating the Whole Person with Dr. Gregory Dodell

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Why We Love Dr. Dodell:

Dr. Gregory Dodell is a board-certified endocrinologist. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his internal medicine and endocrinology Fellowship at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, affiliated with Columbia University. He is in private practice at Central Park Endocrinology, PC.

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On the Pod, We Discuss:

  • Why he was drawn to step up and use his privilege and position of authority as a white male doctor to speak out against diet culture and weight stigma and why his speciality as an endocrinologist uniquely positions him to fight these systems of oppression 
  • His uniquely HAES-aligned household and his forthcoming wife’s book 
  • Why counseling patients to lose weight isn’t useful on more than one front 
  • How he sees weight stigma show up in the medical community and the harm he sees it causing his patients and those who reach out to him online
  • How people can try to take care of themselves without dieting when they have certain health concerns
  • How he tries to treat the whole person and not just the numbers 
  • The number one commonly overlooked factor in lifestyle when it comes to our health 
  • How some health challenges simply have components outside of a patient’s control and why it’s challenging when the world tries to convince them otherwise
  • What he sees as the ideal future for compassionate health care 
  • And so much more

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