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Michelle May: A Family Physician’s Perspective on Healthcare

Michelle May gives us a family physician’s perspective on healthcare on this episode of the Perspectives on Healthcare Podcast. Michelle is a member of the baby Boomer generation. She is located in Arizona. She is the CEO of a company called Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Trainings. Michelle May has personal experience and a professional understanding of our eating habits and the impact they have on our health.

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Here are 3 interesting points that Michelle made while sharing a family physician’s perspective on healthcare:

  • Quality healthcare looks at the whole person’s well-being rather than focusing solely on metrics like weight or BMI.
  • There needs to be caution within the medical community about using weight as a primary indicator of health.
  • Medical professionals can have better conversations with their patients by asking open-ended questions, avoiding assumptions based on body size, and providing support tailored to the individual needs of the patient.

Here is the link to the article that she mentioned during the interview:

  • Mauldin, K., May, M., Clifford, D. (2022). The consequences of a weight‐centric approach to healthcare: A case for a paradigm shift in how clinicians address body weight. Nutrition in Clinical Practice.

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