Leave Your Feelings at the Door: Handling the Feelings of You and Your Patients While Treating Obesity
Presented by Melinda J. Cail, MD, FAAFP
When it comes to treating patients with obesity, keeping feelings and emotions in check can be daunting for both the patient and health care provider. And, if you’ve ever felt this way, you’re not alone. Combined with the vulnerability that comes with treatment, there are many raw emotions in play. But if you can identify them, and learn how to constructively address them, it can lead to a positive and productive experience all the way around. To assist health care professionals with understanding the complex social, emotional, and physical nature of treating obesity, join Dr. Melinda Cail for this complimentary 30-minute webinar.
- Understand the complex social, emotional, and physical nature of treating obesity
- Identify some of the common emotions experienced by patients and physicians during the course of obesity treatment
- Identify ways to constructively address these emotions
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:Dr. Melinda Cail is a native Oklahoman, and earned her medical degree at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. She has been practicing Family Medicine since 2003; in 2017, she transitioned her practice to Direct Primary Care. Dr. Cail enjoys the opportunity to be a catalyst for changing the way health care is delivered. She is a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society and the Alzheimer’s Association, has a weekly radio show and TV segment in Oklahoma City, and was a nominee for The Journal Record’s 2019 ‘Woman of the Year’ award.