Bad Medicine: Doctor gets Blasted by Medical Community for Shaming Patient Online

By Víctor Santa María from Buenos Aires, Argentina - Suterh Solidario - Víctor Santa María, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23362803

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.

https://twitter.com/cheeseslave/status/1336858567618555905

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.

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.”

Broken Bones and Trust

A radiologist scolded her for breaking the trust patients have in doctors. 

Medical Twitter

“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.   

HIPAA Violation 

One commenter pointed out the obvious, “You’ll be extra tired after the HIPAA lawsuits.”

Self Defense

After removing the tweet, Dr. Karb tried to defend her original post, by trying to play the victim herself.

Bad Judgment

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.”

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MARK
MARK
4 months ago

IF YOU BELIEVE ALL THIS SHIT ABOUT CONTRACTING THE VIRUS THEN I’LL SELL YOU OCEAN FRONT PROPERTY IN THE SAHARA DESERT.

Moma
Moma
4 months ago
Reply to  MARK

You will probably get a lot of offers to buy that property.

Jerry
Jerry
3 months ago

Ok most people don’t understand hipaa it’s filled with a lot of political bs but the basic point is you can’t breach patient confidentiality unfortunately if this nasty bull d*k* didn’t give out any personal information then she didn’t break the law did she break her hippocratic oath probably she should have her ugly ass face plastered all over the internet for everyone to see and make fun of and then have her office closed by protests like the pieces of sh*t that destroy all businesses in riots plaster her face on billboards with her saying it’s ok to riot with thousands of others without any Covid precautions but not to have thanksgiving dinner with family she hates families because her family hates her for being a crazy liberal hypocrite d**e

Jane Stacy
3 months ago

take away the medical liscense