Homophobia in the doctor’s office

Homophobia in the doctor’s office March 10, 2016

Over two years ago I posted about the fear I carry when visiting the doctor, especially when taking my children to receive health care. I hear all the time, from otherwise well-meaning folks, that things are getting better so I have nothing to really be afraid of. Actually, friends, the more things change, the more dangerous it can get.

A friend posted this in a private group on Facebook. With her permission, and the promise to preserve her anonymity, I want to share her very real concerns and a couple of telling screen shots from a “doctor” practicing in Georgia.

“I received very disappointing news last night about one of our local doctors. Really it’s just confirmation of what I already suspected from my personal interactions with this Doctor… I decided to browse her Facebook page. She is homophobic and speaks out against gay marriage, also a religious bigot that actually posted a quote from The Duck Dynasty quacks. I simply can’t believe this woman is a doctor. If you care about seeing a doctor with progressive ideas, faith in science, and that supports equal rights for all, I strongly suggest you avoid this woman!”

I checked the doctor’s Facebook page for myself and this is what I found:

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In a state that is currently working to legalize discrimination of LGBT people based on religious views, this is terrifying.

Here is how you can contact the good doctor and the medical group where she works.

Please speak up.

http://www.piedmont.org/find-a-doctor/doctor-profile?id=4812

http://health.usnews.com/doctors/melissa-primrose-ringfield-589445


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