IN THIS EPISODE
Dr. Lesley Williams is a board certified Family Medicine physician and Eating Disorder Specialist. Dr. Williams has been providing medical care for patients with eating disorders and other mental health issues for over 16 years. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Williams is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in healthcare. She serves on the Academy of Eating Disorders’ DEI Committee and is an executive co-sponsor for Banner Health’s DEI Multicultural Team Resource Group. Dr. Williams recently authored a children’s book that celebrates body diversity, Free To Be Me: self love for all sizes. Her areas of special interest include: Health Equity and Health at Every Size advocacy.
We discuss topics including:
- Size Diversity and weight stigma
- How Dr. Williams encourages all health care providers to reflect on their own biases
- Focusing on patients health
- Teaching the medical community how to expand their views on “health”
- The problems with BMI
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