About All Bodies

Research has shown anti-fat bias in health care professionals. Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity explicitly states that “Weight Bias is common in health care settings”. First, Do No Harm is filled with horror stories of the poor treatment fat patients have received from health care professionals. This is a serious issue, as a bad experience with an anti-fat doctor can result in people not seeking the help they need to improve their wellbeing.

The good news is that there are fat friendly doctors and health care professionals out there who will treat and support without stigma. But it’s hard to know where to look.

That’s why the All Bodies Directory exists. This site collates details of health care professionals  – like GPs, psychologists and OB/GYNs – across Australia and New Zealand who:

  • are body positive;
  • are size accepting; and/or
  • focus on wellbeing, rather than weight.

It’s my hope that this will be a really useful resource for the fat community.

This site relies on user submissions, so if you know a fat friendly doctor or health care professional in Australia or New Zealand please email me (Frances) at corpulent.blog@gmail.com. Make sure you include the following information:

Name:
Area (e.g. GP, psychologist, OB/GYN):
Private or public:
Contact number:
Address:
Comments (optional):

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5 Responses to About All Bodies

  1. This is such an amazing idea! Thank you!!! 🙂 I love it and will share it amongst my networks.

  2. Carly McCall says:

    Thanks for this. I appreciate that there are at least two professionals in my city that are on my wavelength, after years of terrible experiences! I will be keeping my ear to the ground and spreading the word via my blog and network too, this is a valuable resource that deserves careful attention and development 🙂

    • Frances says:

      That’s awesome, Carly! This is a work in progress, though, so check your state’s listings from time to time. Follow me on twitter or fb (links in the right toolbar) to stay informed about updates.

  3. […] and New Zealand and in need of a fat and body positive health professional I can recommend the All Bodies Directory where you will find Doctors, Counsellors, Personal Trainers and more who will focus on your […]

  4. Molly D says:

    I wish there was a list like this for California!!! I have been treated SO badly by Kaiser I can’t even get into it.

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