From the AJPM this month, physicians are discussing weight with overweight and obese patients. However, their weight-related discussions may not have been particularly effective given low use of motivational interviewing techniques. Results of the current study indicate that physicians may have the power with their words to help patients change. Comment: When physicians discuss weight in a way that is collaborative, supports patient autonomy, and allows the patient to be the driver of change, the patient may be more likely to change. There have been a number of studies showing that patients respond favorably to physician suggestions about behavior. This article suggests better training in patient motivation is needed. AJPM Volume 39, Issue 4 , Pages 321-328, October 2010 Kathryn I. Pollak, PhD et al.