XXL Patient Jokes

On October 20, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

Update!

 

It’s because of your voice that Dr. Kelly issued a direct apology to the OAC in response to the hundreds of letters he received about his deragotory article in the magazine. Here is the apology from Dr. Kelly, which he gave us permission to print and share with all of our members:

 

Mr. Nadglowski,

 

I am asking for forgiveness for a recent column I wrote. I confess I am frustrated by the obesity epidemic and the risks I see my patients undergo. I did not use a constructive vehicle to affect change and instead used oneliners my comedian colleagues have used for decades. I was obese once – in college. I played football was not happy with the way I looked. I share the frustrations of many and used my medical knowledge (and Grace) to lose the weight. Ironically I see patients no one else will see and actually have more empathy than most. I made a lazy decision to use recycled lines in order to meet my deadline. I know not to judge and that this problem will be best rectified with compassion and kindness. I never meant to hurt anyone and I will endeavor to let other comedians learn of the potential  harmful effects their words can have.

 

If you have other suggestions as how I can undue some of the hurt I have caused, please feel free to let me know.

 

Respectfully Yours,

John D. Kelly IV, MD

 

 

As a Coalition, we came together and made our voices heard loud and clear and fought this issue together! Thank you to all our members!

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