A doctor who supposedly treats coronavirus patients took to Twitter to scold one of her patients for hosting a Thanksgiving dinner that resulted in a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
Fellow doctors slammed her for violating patient privacy by posting about the confidential medical information of a patient.
We are so tired
In a since deleted tweet, the reported medical doctor called out a patient for contracting coronavirus by hosting Thanksgiving dinner for her 22 person family. She claims that all the attendees have contracted the virus. Along with the commentary, she posted a bone weary photo of herself at work, but curiously without wearing a mask.
But Protests Are Acceptable Risks
One user scraped past posts by the good doctor, that pointed out her hypocrisy: It’s okay to protest with thousands, but not have a holiday dinner with family.
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) December 9, 2020
Doctor, You’re Wrong
One doctor says she’s never been so embarrassed of a medical professional, citing that taking care of sick people is their job. “We can complain, yes, but this public shaming of patients, who disclose information in confidence, is disgraceful.”
I have never been more embarrassed by my profession. It's literally our job to take care of sick people with both preventable and unpreventable illness. We can complain, yes, but this public shaming of patients, who disclose information in confidence, is disgraceful. #ImSoTired https://t.co/Yxh4kdeH1L
— Nikki Johnson MD⚕?? (@notaproviderMD) December 9, 2020
Broken Bones and Trust
A radiologist scolded her for breaking the trust patients have in doctors.
Shaming your patients is always a great way to get people to trust doctors.
Well done. https://t.co/FBbaLrVTGv
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) December 9, 2020
“You don’t find it at all distasteful that you’re using your patients to gain social media virtue points,” replied psychologist Karlyn Borysenko, which apparently got her blocked.
What’s I say? ? pic.twitter.com/NwbJWzz3z7
— Karlyn Borysenko (@DrKarlynB) December 10, 2020
One commenter pointed out the obvious, “You’ll be extra tired after the HIPAA lawsuits.”
You'll be extra tired after the HIPAA lawsuits.
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) December 9, 2020
After removing the tweet, Dr. Karb tried to defend her original post, by trying to play the victim herself.
I was not quite prepared for a photo of me looking my absolute worst would spiral out of my own Twitter-verse
But I’ve learned a few things!
1) most people don’t understand HIPAA
— Rebecca Karb (@DrKarb) December 9, 2020
One commenter pointed out her lack of judgement: “I just see a lot of people calling you out on your hypocrisy & many docs who feel your sanctimonious judgement of your patients is a really bad look.”
Apparently the chip on your shoulder impacts your judgement. I just see a lot of people calling you out on your hypocrisy & many docs who feel your sanctimonious judgement of your patients is a really bad look.
— SASNC (@sasncsheri) December 9, 2020