This guy is a doctor and wrote a letter to the editor to our local newspaper proclaiming that “homosexual activity is unnatural and unhealthy”. It is unlikely that he will treat lgbtq patients with respect.
Norman Regional Hospital, Oklahoma
Incredibly rude, cissexist, and ableist. Several trips to the ER complaining of chest pains only invited suggestions that “the pain was in my head”, made up, or that I was craving attention. They do not run vital testing and instead try to rush you out as soon as they decide that there is nothing wrong with you. On one occasion, I went to go see my grandfather in the hospital (a victim of two major strokes, so he’s usually unresponsive and not able to form words or complain), and found that they had left a tourniquet on his arm for five hours. If you are in the Oklahoma metro area, I suggest you make the drive up to OKC and go to Saint Anthony’s or Presbyterian, or Children’s if you’re under 18 (they’re fantastic!)
Dr. Robert Chua, Edmonton AB Canada, Gynecologist
Incredibly rude and demeaning. Preformed what I now see to be an unnecessary internal exam, and repeatedly called me “opinionated” for not wanting to start a treatment that could very potentially cause severe and debilitating side effects. [Full write-up on my blog.]
Also appears to preform episiotomies without prior consent during labour (CTRL+ F, episiotomy required) [Link also has more reviews. Looks like the people who dislike him HATE him, and the people who like him were pregnant and never had to see him again.]
I’m currently setting up a queue so that this blog actually posts regularly and we don’t lose any submissions, so things should run a bit more smoothly soon & you won’t have to wait as long to see your submission(s)~
Good therapist in the Wilmington, NC, area: Alexandra Umstead.
Good therapist in the Wilmington, NC, area: Alexandra Umstead. She works in the Chrysalis Centre now, I believe, but I saw her when she was practicing in Greensboro. She is a social worker and fabulous therapist. Queer, trans, poly, and non-religious friendly, and just lovely as a person.
Mercy San Juan- Sacramento, CA
The nursing and medical staff at Mercy San Juan isn’t LGBTQ friendly at all, and they are especially not Ace friendly. I suggest going elsewhere if at all possible because it can have a serious effect on your treatment, especially if it involves mental health.
Rebecca S. Bierman of County Mental Health in San Diego, CA.
Rebecca S. Bierman of County Mental Health in San Diego, CA. She has quite a nasty habit of treating her adult patients with emotional disorders like children, and lying about side effects of the medications she prescribes.
Dr. Dorothy Overman, New Braunfels, Texas
If you have any sort of mental disorder and are under the age of about 25, do no go to Dr. Overman. I was there today to discuss a change in medication for anxiety and depression, as well as a medication for insomnia. When she, rather rudely, mind you, suggested that my anxiety and depression are caused by being 16 years old, and that my insomnia could be cured by “sleeping earlier”, she also berated me for not being active while I’m home-schooled she also refused to prescribe or even suggest any sort of sleep aid. She negated all of my problems and attributed them to my age. Don’t see her.
Q:can we also submit our experiences with doctors from non-english speaking countries, for example france or germany?
yup, go right ahead. :3
Mrs. Wimberley - adolescent clinic at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX
Mrs. Wimberley is a nurse practitioner at the adolescent clinic at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX, and she is by far the rudest, most condescending person I have ever seen about any of my problems.
My mom and I went to the clinic to speak with someone about the possibility of me having ADHD or PMDD, and Mrs. Wimberley straight up interrupted my mom in the middle of her sentence and said, “Well PMDD doesn’t exist so she doesn’t have it.” Not only is PMDD recognized by the military medical people (whoever has the authority to recognize illnesses, I don’t know what it’s called. the board of health?), both my mom and her sisters take medicine for it.
The rest of the visit she continued to condescend me and my mom, disregarding paperwork we had brought over from a psychiatrist I saw who performed a couple of ADHD tests and talked with me about/evaluated me for PMDD, stating she “couldn’t interpret them” so they “weren’t proof of possible ADHD.” also PMDD ~doesn’t exist~ so she just ignored all that too.
When my mom left the room and Mrs. Wimberley asked me the typical sex/drugs/booze/smoking questions, she got even more condescending. She asked me how many sexual partners I’ve had, and I answered in 100% honesty that I didn’t keep track so I didn’t know. She stared at me with a face like “are you dumb?” and asked, “Well, more than 5?” and again, I said I didn’t know. “More than 10? 15? 20?” and I finally got fed up and said, unfortunately very rudely, “Look, lady. I don’t keep track. If I did, you would have the answer you were looking for. You can continue wasting our time asking that same fucking question if you’d like but the answer will always be I DON’T KEEP TRACK.” she rolled her eyes and scribbled something on the paper (I like to think she wrote ‘between 1-100’ because I think that’s pretty accurate lol)
After that she started talking to me about the ADHD tests. When I told her that I didn’t really have time between work, dance, school, and homework to regularly see a therapist, she flipped out. (I mean, I totally understand that therapy+medicine is very helpful, but at that time, I simply was spread too thin to get counseling) She told me she refused to put me on medication if I don’t see a therapist, and I pointed out that she doesn’t even have the authority to write prescriptions anyway, which made her angrier. I ended up tuning her out while she was belittling me and texting my mother (who agreed that she was rude as HELL) to come back.
After the appointment we filed a complaint with the clinic and with my insurance, then removed Mrs. Wimberley as my primary care physician. So, if you’re ever referred to the adolescent clinic on Fort Sam Houston and you see Mrs. Patricia Wimberley as your provider, DEMAND A CHANGE!