Download PDFPDF

National survey of US primary care physicians’ perspectives about causes of obesity and solutions to improve care
Compose Response

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g.
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests


  • Responses are moderated before posting and publication is at the absolute discretion of BMJ, however they are not peer-reviewed
  • Once published, you will not have the right to remove or edit your response. Removal or editing of responses is at BMJ's absolute discretion
  • If patients could recognise themselves, or anyone else could recognise a patient from your description, please obtain the patient's written consent to publication and send them to the editorial office before submitting your response [Patient consent forms]
  • By submitting this response you are agreeing to our full [Response terms and requirements]

Vertical Tabs

Other responses

  • Published on:
    RE:"National survey of US primary care physicians' perspectives about causes of obesity and solutions to improve care"
    • Yvette L. Rooks, Executive Vice Chair and Residency Director Department of Family and Community Medicine

    It was with great interest that I read Dr. Sara Bleich's study on primary care physicians' perspectives on treating obesity. Unfortunately, I wasn't shocked by the findings.

    Obesity is an incredibly challenging condition to treat, and when facing a crisis as great as the United States' obesity epidemic, extraordinary steps are called for.

    Primary care physicians need to be aware of the current recomme...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.