Which specialists are most overweight? Orthopedics lands at #4: Top 10

Practice Management

The most overweight physicians are in pulmonary medicine, but orthopedists aren't very far behind.

The Medscape Orthopedics Lifestyle Report 2016: Bias and Burnout places orthopedists at the fourth-most obese specialty, with 46 percent of orthopedists reporting obesity. Here are the top 10 specialties:


1. Pulmonary medicine: 51 percent
2. Family medicine: 49 percent
3. Emergency medicine: 47 percent
4. Orthopedics: 46 percent
5. Cardiology: 46 percent
6. OB/GYN: 46 percent
7. Surgery: 45 percent
8. Urology: 43 percent
9. Internal medicine: 43 percent
10. Anesthesiology: 43 percent


Despite the high percentage of obese orthopedists, 69 percent also reported exercising at least twice per week. Orthopedists were only second behind dermatologist for the highest percentage of physicians exercising at least twice per week.


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