Skip to comments.Doctor tells patient she has bad case of 'ghetto booty'
Posted on 07/17/2013 7:36:48 AM PDT by rickmichaels
A typical diagnosis it was not.
A woman has filed a complaint with the Tennessee Department of Health after a doctor attributed her back pain to her "ghetto booty."
Terry Ragland, 55, said she "couldn't believe" that Dr. Timothy Sweo, who she had never visited before, made the comment about her posterior.
"I think I blacked out after he said 'ghetto booty'," Ragland said.
After complaining to the office manager, Ragland received a letter three weeks later in which Sweo wrote, "I was trying to take technical conversation regarding your lower back and make it less technical."
Ragland was offended by the letter because she felt it implied she wouldn't be able to understand the more technical explanation of her lower back pain -- lumbar lordosis.
In keeping with with his rather unusual bedside manner, Sweo responded to the controversy by saying, "I think I do understand why her feelings were hurt but I don't understand what's offensive about it."
Large buttocks be old school.
Ghetto booty be new school.
I hope the doctor doesn’t get a letter from Parks & Crump.
Isn’t that supposed to be spelled lumbar lARdosis?
Anonymous woman. This weren’t Michelle, was it?
Maybe he should have said “Look lady, your back hurts because your ass is too big”.... bet she would have been ‘offended’ at that, too.
Dr Blunt: Yup.
patient: I am offended!
patient: Why does my back hurt?
Dr Blunt: Because your ass is so huge.
patient: I am offended again :-(
If a doctor had said that to my wife I would have ended up in the hospital for laughing about it.
A real doctor would have asked her how much pain-killer she needed and just prescribed that quarterly, and demand she return every three months to fatten up his retirement account. Just give her the pain-killers and make her happy....don’t bring up the big-butt thing.
Has Sir Mix-a-Lot weighed in yet on this?
First question: he be White?
then he be guilty.
Isn’t it amazing, that in this country in 2013 there is no outrage over killings, but you never hear the end of it for WORDS. People are fired over words.
“If he’s white, you must indict.”
Ghetto booty? Sounds like loot taken from a European Jewish neighborhood during a sack or pogrom.
Otherwise known as “fat ass”.
...worth 1000 words...
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