Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-styl...#ixzz2Z87a4piWA 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. It’s ghetto booty,’” Ragland told WREG in Memphis. “I think I blacked out after he said ghetto booty. I think my mind was just stuck on the phrase because I couldn’t believe he said that."
Sweo had diagnosed Ragland with lumbar lordosis, but decided "to take a technical conversation regarding your lower back and make it less technical," he later wrote her after she had complained to the office manager.
To make matters worse, Sweo told her there was no remedy for her condition, even though she could manage it with pain medication.
“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," Ragland told WREG.