Doctor posts Facebook status about patient

By Deana DeLisio,

An OB-GYN at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri complained about a patient on Facebook last week.

While some people believe that Dr. Amy Dunbar should be fired, others still vouch that she is a good doctor. The hospital has reprimanded Dunbar, stating that her comments were “definitely inappropriate,” reported Jezebel.

KSDK stated that the comment was posted at 7:19 p.m., January 28. Reportedly, Dr. Dunbar wrote:

“So I have a patient who has chosen to either no-show or be late (sometimes hours) for all of her prenatal visits, ultrasounds and NSTs. She is now 3 hours late for her induction. May I show up later to her delivery?”

A few comments were posted underneath this status update, and then the doctor proceeded to explain herself and her original update.

“Here is the explanation why I have put up with it/not cancelled induction: prior stillbirth.”

Since this incident has occurred, Mercy’s spokesperson has responded about the doctor’s Facebook posting in a statement.



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