How about this one? A doctor tells a patient that she is obese and he is now facing disciplinary action. One would think that the doctor would have been negligent had he not told his patient the unpleasant truth. This just in time for the regular report of how America is getting ever fatter.
So let this be a lesson to everyone, not just doctors. One may say "people are too fat", but never say "you are too fat". Rememer, just because you have numbers and evidence does not give you permission to hurt someone's feelings.