Antel Long, M.D.
Tara Neil, M.D.
Family Care Clinic
abilene ks 67410
both of these women have been great to me. i weigh 300 pds and dr
long has delivered 2 of my babies and i'm going to use her or dr
neil for the next for sure. they asked me for my inputs and also
said the mother's feelings mean a lot. i did get extra
ultrasounds for size but was in no way pressured to do so. they
were very praising during labor. both births were natural. i
consider myself ultra blessed to have these women looking after
me and my family.
Julie Rosa, MD, Family/general practitioner
314 Oregon St
Large seating in waiting area/seats with no arms. Large
wheelchairs. Sturdy table. Dr. Julie is the best Dr. I have ever
had. She was honest and straight with me without ever making me
feel bad. She encouraged me and cheered with me during my
difficult pregnancy. She trusted me to manage my gestational
diabetes through low carb diet and carefully monitored my
gestational high blood pressure. She has the most wonderful
bedside manners and I love her to pieces. I gave birth to a very
healthy baby girl. I had to have a csection because my cervix
refused to open and it went so smoothly. I was up and walking
the very next morning. After my experience with her, my husband
made her his Dr as well. Can't say enough wonderful things about
Overland Park Family Health Partners, PA
Shari Berl, DO
Joel Feder, DO
Andrea Murray, MD
Ann Murphy, MD
6740 W 121st St, Leawood, KS 66209
My wife and I are overweight, as are some of our friends that
we've referred to this practice. I've never experienced or
heard of any type of discrimination or abuse, or dismissal of
health problems because of a person's weight. My wife did talk
with Dr. Berl about losing weight, and she was told that the
best thing to do is get regular exercise and eat well - but to
not try to starve herself or use "diet foods." The doctor said
that getting enough exercise and not eating pure garbage all the
time will allow the body to find its best size. Dr. Berl also
said she's extremely reluctant to prescribe medication for the
purpose of losing weight.
Anita Woods, CPM, Certified Professional Midwife
My office is located in Leavenworth, KS. I serve the entire
northeastern quarter of Kansas, including the Greater Kansas
City metropolitan area.
I offer non-interventive homebirth services to women of all
size, with a VBAC specialty.
I am a woman of size myself, I advocate healthy eating and
excellent nutrition without restriction for all healthy women.
The number on the scale means nothing to me, it is the quality
of the food you are eating that matters. A 400-lb scale is
provided and weight at prenatal visits is optional.
Tamara Pryor, Ph.D, Psychology, Specialty in Eating Disorders
9415 E. Harry Street, Suite 505
Wichita, KS 67207-5072
Dr. Pryor has been treating me for a Binge Eating Disorder for
several years now. When I began treatment, I weighed 400 lbs.
I had been yo-yoing up and down in weight for all of my life.
Dr. Pryor made it clear that she was not there to start me on a
diet program. She was there to treat the Binge eating and to
try to help me discover what was causing it. The purpose of
that treatment was not weight loss, although that might occur as
a result of the therapy. The purpose was to bring me out of
depression; to encourage a good self image not by changing the
way I looked, but by helping me accept myself and realize that
size is only one aspect of a person, and a insignificant aspect
at that; and to work with me to stop letting my size control my
life. The emphasis has never been on weight, but on my right to
be who I am, for me to accept who I am, and for me to begin to
re-engage the world around me. At the same time, I have
expressed concern about my lifestyle's impact on my health. I
had a double by-pass in 1993. Dr. Pryor's response has been to
help me incorporate healthy life habits into my lifestyle,
within the bounds of my tolerance. She has encouraged exercise,
healthy food options, learning how to cope with stress,
acceptance of self, and development of social and spiritual
support groups in a holistic approach to good health that does
not involve watching the numbers on a scale. -- Larry Smarsh
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