Thursday, July 22, 2010

PCPs Lifestyle Impacts Patient's Lifestyle Choices

7-22-10 This just came out from the AMA Journal of Ethics, Virtual Mentor, talking about the importance of whether a PCP preaches healthy lifestyles, and if they do, how effective they are with their patients.

It found that PCPs who "practice what they preach" are much more effective in getting their patients to do likewise. Those who don't, and are also overweight, have very low credibility when it comes to lifestyle interventions.

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