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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. bethh

    Not only are you a woman, you’d had the nerve to be overweight in your life. Double whammy of medical indifference!

    This post is infuriating but I bet it will be helpful to people for sure.

    If you think it will be helpful to you, a lot of large medical practices have a member relations/ombudsman office where you express dissatisfaction/provide feedback. I wonder if any of your former doctors would pay attention if you let them know about this missed diagnosis – it might help their practice and their future patients, but of course only if they are open minded. I had a friend who was a doctor in the Kaiser system, and if patients expressed dissatisfaction to the member relations department, it was a pretty big deal (heaven forbid their ratings go down).

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I hope it is helpful! I talk to SO many people (mostly women) who have experienced similar. It’s really discouraging. I hope people who can relate feel empowered to push back!

      Thanks for the tip on Kaiser, I will check it out!

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