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Philip Chin, M.D.
I found Dr Chin very personable, and patient. He endeavored to be thorough, and answer all my questions. I found him warm and caring with a wonderful bedside manner and, I feel he is quite competent. He not only visited me before going into the operating room, but his anestiesiologist also came and put me at ease. When I was wheeled to my room he was there too. I could not have asked for better care. If there is anything negative it would have to be I was kept waiting at my followup appointment in the exam room so long I almost fell to sleep.
Barbara W.'s Journey
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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I started life as a really fat baby. My mother told me the doctor had to tie me to a board when born to prevent me from turning unto my face and suffocating. I have two sisters, one older and one younger, that never had a weight issue. I was teased as a child, and my sisters told me I was adopted and not really born into the family. It wasn't true. I was the middle child and told to eat everything on my plate. My parents went through the great depression and treated food as gold, and not to be wasted. Growing up my father called me fat a** when he was mad at me. I never felt good enough. I was the family embarrassment. When I reached my teen years I held back from eating too much and wasn't really as large as I thought I was. I married a very...
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