SoCal Doctor Diagnoses Man as Gay, Patient Says

  • The_Guruburu

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    Aug 14, 2013 5:39 PM GMT
    A patient said a Southern California doctor diagnosed him with “Homosexual behavior” during his first visit to the office for a check-up. He says that while he doesn't have a problem with his sexual orientation being included in his medical history, he does take issue with it being called a chronic condition. Kim Baldonado reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2013

    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Manhattan-Beach-Doctor-Diagnoses-Patient-Gay-Homosexual-Behavior-218943481.html
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    Aug 14, 2013 11:12 PM GMT
    somersault saidlol the doctor said: "take 2 loads of cum in your ass and call me in the morning"

    LMAO
  • ryno

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    Aug 14, 2013 11:45 PM GMT
    Reminded me of this:

  • musclmed

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    Aug 14, 2013 11:52 PM GMT
    The way it was listed as a diagnosis is dumb. But from a EHR point of view the particular EHR that group uses SUCKS.

    Some doctors use the Problem list as a reminder list and may have put used the diagnosis as a reminder. Instead of its proper place in the SOCIAL HISTORY.

    Its easy sometimes to list important demographics in the problem list however its can get you into trouble as it could be perceived as a problem. Ex listing (homeless ) as a diagnosis , using a valid billable code just as a place holder to type in what you want.

    This is a sensitive topic especially when some patients want to keep this information out of the chart as a practitioner you have to find other ways to list this information. Its very hard in a electronic medical record, and believe it or not physicians have very little input into a EHR creation.

    This patient has no legal course of action unless there was some sort of malpractice. I know how this may sound horrible and distressing but its more about misuse of the chart and growing pains from paper charts, where you could make notations anywhere. It cannot even be a defamation case as he chose to come public with it.

    I am guessing he found out about this when a "SUMMARY" was printed for him at the end of the visit. This is a new medicare mandate for some practices and prints out a 1 page summary of your chart for you to have.

    As for the doctors comments, hmm well we have 1 side of the story , She is not going to do well in this neighborhood if that is her thoughts on homosexuality. There are some doctors of a foreign persuasion with very firm religious beliefs, they do not last to long in SoCal. Not every doctor can easily put there personal religious beliefs aside.

    I am pretty harsh about this attitude. Your religion is not a excuse not to do a male exam. Nor is it a reason to discriminate.
  • hebrewman

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    Aug 15, 2013 12:14 AM GMT
    in santa monica of all places. i wonder where the 'doctor' went to medical school and where they did their residency.
  • The_Guruburu

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    Aug 15, 2013 3:05 AM GMT
    musclmed saidThe way it was listed as a diagnosis is dumb. But from a EHR point of view the particular EHR that group uses SUCKS.

    Some doctors use the Problem list as a reminder list and may have put used the diagnosis as a reminder. Instead of its proper place in the SOCIAL HISTORY.

    Its easy sometimes to list important demographics in the problem list however its can get you into trouble as it could be perceived as a problem. Ex listing (homeless ) as a diagnosis , using a valid billable code just as a place holder to type in what you want.

    This is a sensitive topic especially when some patients want to keep this information out of the chart as a practitioner you have to find other ways to list this information. Its very hard in a electronic medical record, and believe it or not physicians have very little input into a EHR creation.


    He later returned to the office, at the suggestion of an attorney and friends, to let the doctor explain her decision. He said when asked, the doctor defended her position.

    "I was dumbfounded," Moore said.

    Asked how one could treat homosexuality, the doctor said that "is still up to debate" and that the sexual orientation is "still being thought of as a disease," Moore said.
  • musclmed

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    Aug 15, 2013 4:54 AM GMT
    The_Guruburu said
    musclmed saidThe way it was listed as a diagnosis is dumb. But from a EHR point of view the particular EHR that group uses SUCKS.

    Some doctors use the Problem list as a reminder list and may have put used the diagnosis as a reminder. Instead of its proper place in the SOCIAL HISTORY.

    Its easy sometimes to list important demographics in the problem list however its can get you into trouble as it could be perceived as a problem. Ex listing (homeless ) as a diagnosis , using a valid billable code just as a place holder to type in what you want.

    This is a sensitive topic especially when some patients want to keep this information out of the chart as a practitioner you have to find other ways to list this information. Its very hard in a electronic medical record, and believe it or not physicians have very little input into a EHR creation.


    He later returned to the office, at the suggestion of an attorney and friends, to let the doctor explain her decision. He said when asked, the doctor defended her position.

    "I was dumbfounded," Moore said.

    Asked how one could treat homosexuality, the doctor said that "is still up to debate" and that the sexual orientation is "still being thought of as a disease," Moore said.


    Yes its crap, but whats the point of not bringing out the name of the Doctor?

    The code is wrong, but I am just trying to explain what I think happened because we are getting the patients view of it only.

    The nurse printed out a summary which is now become a Medicare meaningful use standard. In that summary there are diagnoses used with ICD9 codes.
    The doctor for some reason chose to make this diagnosis. But i can tell you I have seen it in EHR charts as a way to annotate sexual orientation.

    Her response was just outrageous, and factually incorrect. No one is debating anything about sexual preference who has any worth while credentials.

    It is not doing anyone any good really to not mention who made these assertions, and why News 4 who has the chart apparently doesn't disclose who the doctor is.

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    Aug 15, 2013 5:49 AM GMT
    Doesn't surprise me coming from the south bay city of Torrance. Even though they are part of LA county, the area is worlds away from anything gay such as WeHo, Silverlake, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Malibu or Beverly Hills. With straight places like Hermosa, Redondo, Manhattan beaches and to the east, Hawthorne and Carson, its understandable that a medical facility in this area would be so ignorant. These people and area were the Yes On Prop 8 voters and supporters.

    These people are so far removed that they don't even know that one small gay bar and a gay bath house exists within their midst. The Dolphin bar in Redondo is mostly lesbians but they seem to be left alone, the Wilmington spa is so hidden from the street, any straight person would just drive by not knowing what is there. I feel bad for the homo's who live in this area and have to drive north to even meet others.


    the south bay is considered the Orange County of LA, this is what were dealing with, they just haven't been caught on camera yet, all these drunk straight white people with money think this was fun





    you cant even tell the difference between south bay and the OC



    im sure I heard, 'you fucking faggots'