Complaint about doctor's treatment of participant on weight loss TV show Monday, February 4, 2013

A patient advocacy group has complained to the Medical Council about weight-loss specialist Dr Eva Orsmond’s treatment of an overweight contestant on Operation Transformation.

The Irish Patients’ Association (IPA) said it has referred the section of last week’s programme in which Dr Orsmond berates a 23-year-old woman to the Medical Council “for their consideration”.

In the show Dr Orsmond is seen to criticise Charlotte O’Connell after she failed to meet her weight-loss target by half a pound. She told Ms O’Connell to “cop on” and to stop crying.

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