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"Big Butt" = Racism? ... Woman Files Complaint After Doctor Diagnoses Her with 'Ghetto Booty'
KHOU ^ | July 15, 2013 | KHOU

Posted on 07/16/2013 6:11:00 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Woman files complaint after doctor diagnoses her with 'ghetto booty'

A Tennessee woman is filing a complaint after she says her doctor used an offensive term when giving her a diagnosis.

She her doctor told her that her back pain stems from having a "ghetto booty."

Terry Ragland went to her doctor in Jackson looking for treatment for her severe lower back pain.

But the visit left her with a different sort of pain.

"It's inappropriate. It's sexist," said Ragland.

Previously, Ragland had been to the practice before and had two knee surgeries. She said those experiences were good. But this time, she saw a different doctor, Timothy Sweo, to handle her back issues.

She had been hurting that day and was seen by a nurse and then Dr. Sweo sent her to get an x-ray.

When Sweo came back into the exam room, he had a diagnosis never seen in any medical book.

"He said, 'I know what the problem is. It's ghetto booty.' And I said, 'Ghetto what?' He said, 'Ghetto booty.'"

Ragland then asked what could be done to relieve her pain.

Sweo told her there was no cure for it, but he could give her medicine for the pain.

Ragland reported the issue to an office manager who sincerely apologized. A few weeks later she received a letter in the mail from Sweo. The letter at one point said, "I was trying to take a technical conversation regarding your lower back pain and make it less technical."

"It says to me that he doubts what type of intellect I have, how intelligent I am to be able to understand what he conveys to me in a medical term." said Ragland.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Science; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; babygotback; bigbutt; ghettobooty; lowerbackpain; medicaldiagnosis; medicine; obamacare; obamanation; racecard; racism; tennessee
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1 posted on 07/16/2013 6:11:01 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

In before the but but but.....


2 posted on 07/16/2013 6:12:25 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: DogByte6RER

This thread is useless without pictures....
and let’s keep it that way!!!


3 posted on 07/16/2013 6:15:15 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DogByte6RER

I come from an Italian family we have the same booty.


4 posted on 07/16/2013 6:15:48 PM PDT by angcat
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To: DogByte6RER
Sorry. Not funny. Rude coming from a professional.

Signed, Trailer Trash Tushie

5 posted on 07/16/2013 6:16:06 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: DogByte6RER

If only we had a photo...we all could postulate the diagnosis here on FR. A medical second opinion can be invaluable, as you know.


6 posted on 07/16/2013 6:16:45 PM PDT by ransacked
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To: DogByte6RER

Big bottoms, my girl’s gotten ...


7 posted on 07/16/2013 6:19:12 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ransacked
If only we had a photo...we all could postulate the diagnosis here on FR. A medical second opinion can be invaluable, as you know.

This is the photo the station obtained. It was taken as Ragland and her husband left the office and boarded a private plane. The rumor is that 'Terry Ragland' was an assumed name.


8 posted on 07/16/2013 6:20:09 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: DogByte6RER
Everyone I know has a big but...
9 posted on 07/16/2013 6:20:40 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: BunnySlippers

S/B

Big bottoms, my girl’s gottem ...

Spell checkin’


10 posted on 07/16/2013 6:20:48 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: DogByte6RER

Must be a decedent of the Hottentots.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hottentot&FORM=HDRSC2


11 posted on 07/16/2013 6:21:10 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: DogByte6RER

I bet Michelle Obama has a lot of back pain, with that Ghetto Booty she carries around.


12 posted on 07/16/2013 6:23:06 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: DogByte6RER

the diagnosis code is fatb


13 posted on 07/16/2013 6:28:37 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (i don't beleive that any court in this country is operating lawfully anyway)
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To: DogByte6RER

Does she have this on tape or in writing? If not, next case.


14 posted on 07/16/2013 6:33:19 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: DogByte6RER




15 posted on 07/16/2013 6:38:20 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: angcat

Italian w a big booty? Nice genes/jeans!


16 posted on 07/16/2013 6:39:35 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: DogByte6RER

Fat bottom girls make the rocking world go round!


17 posted on 07/16/2013 6:41:35 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: DogByte6RER
'Ghetto Booty'

The good news is that it's covered under Obamacare.

18 posted on 07/16/2013 6:41:50 PM PDT by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: Chode

Looks like the dog is trying desperately to stay upwind of the ghetto booty.


19 posted on 07/16/2013 6:43:58 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: DogByte6RER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qkJdEFf_Qg4

This calls for a little Gilbert & Sullivan


20 posted on 07/16/2013 6:46:31 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Farmer Dean
LOL!!!!!
21 posted on 07/16/2013 6:49:56 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DogByte6RER

Shitty doctor, and a moron to boot. The physiological term is steatopygia, and it is a heritable characteristic of several ethnic groups, notably Khoisan (bushman).


22 posted on 07/16/2013 7:16:33 PM PDT by stormer
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To: DogByte6RER
"It says to me that he doubts what type of intellect I have, how intelligent I am to be able to understand what he conveys to me in a medical term." said Ragland.

OK. Your glutus maximus is maximized.

23 posted on 07/16/2013 7:21:56 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: left that other site

Now that’s funny!


24 posted on 07/16/2013 7:29:51 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (Hello NSA monitors!)
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To: VoiceOfBruck

I KNEW FR had folks who would “get it”!

LOL ROTFLMAO


25 posted on 07/16/2013 7:47:01 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: DogByte6RER

He told her she had “ lumbar lordosis” for which there is no cure. In laymans terms “ghetto booty” There is a better story in the Jackson Sun. They are a Gannet paper so no excerps


26 posted on 07/16/2013 8:02:18 PM PDT by Figment
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To: informavoracious
Rude coming from a professional.

Correct. The medically correct word is "Steatopygia." It can cause problems, especially in the obese.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steatopygia

27 posted on 07/17/2013 5:58:22 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ("Obama" The Movie. Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica.")
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