Unfortunately, when dealing with patients that suffer from obesity, some doctors are not looking beyond their weight. One of the first steps to success for someone who is obese is to have patient awareness. In the medical field, there may be a certain stigma correlated with patients who suffer from obesity . Going to the doctors office should be a place where every patient disregarding their weight, should be treated identical to others. Various medical factors should not be ruled out or overlooked due to a patients weight. For example, knee pain is common in numerous different types of people and is a condition that can occur as we age. The answer for obese patients who are suffering and come to their physicians in hopes to alleviate the pain is not to tell them to just drop a certain amount of weight; many who have a balanced weight for their body also suffer from knee discomfort. Patients should not be afraid to voice themselves if they feel they are being treated in an unfair manner. Remember, it is fair to seek a second medical opinion if you are not receiving the answers you are looking for and feel that you are being stigmatized.