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Published:July 17th, 2013 12:55 EST

Black Woman Diagnosed With 'Ghetto Booty' By White Doctor: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes


"A Tennessee woman coping with a severe lower back problem endured even more pain when a doctor diagnosed her with `ghetto booty.`


Terry Ragland, 55, could not believe the words coming out of Dr. Timothy Sweo`s mouth during the April appointment at Sports Orthopedics & Spine in Jackson, Tenn.

He said "I know what the problem is. Its ghetto booty,` Ragland told WREG in Memphis. "I think I blacked out after he said ghetto booty.`"

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The bottom line is that Ragland has a big butt, but a physician should stick to medical terminology and not slang, especially when it smacks of racism, in describing a lower back problem.

Ragland later received a letter from the doctor explaining: I was trying to take a technical conversation regarding our lower back and make it less technical.

Of course the doc`s letter only served to further infuriate his obese patient. Ragland felt that Dr. Sweo was dumbing things down for her because she`s black.

The big booty patient has filed a formal complaint with the state`s Department of Health, and I wouldn`t be surprised if she files a lawsuit in the near future.

Ragland needs to find a doctor with a better bedside manner, and she needs to lose some weight  -- post haste. As fat as she is, this won`t be the last time a person makes a rude comment about her weight.

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