It's very unusual for someone to put their money where their mouth is. So when I first read about the doctor in the town near me, taking a very strong stand, I was very impressed. It took some guts to do what he did. It could be risky for business to be this opinionated especially in the realm of politics. They say politics and religion don't mix but what about politics and the medical profession?
If I ever needed a urologist I'd know where to go now. He's got moxie! I like that.
For those who don't know, a doctor in Florida posted a sign on his office door urging supporters of Obama to find a different doctor.
Yep. He did. Sort of reminds me of Luther posting his 95 theses on the church door in 1517 starting a whole new reformation.
The notice on his practice says, "If you voted for Obama, seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not in four years."
Because it's unethical to refuse care he said he wasn't doing that but if they read the sign and leave, so be it. A sign in his office, over a stack of health care literature, reads "This is what the morons in Washington have done to your health care. Take one, read it and vote out anyone who voted for it."
Like I said, he's taking a very strong stand here.
Evidently the Department of Health's Division of Medical Quality Assurance is fielding alot of phone calls over this. One professor here said this doctor is walking a fine line between right and wrong. Another said civil rights protections prevent patient discrimination. But the law only provides for race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and disability, not political opinion.
Some may think he's pushing the limit.
Most patients have been very supportive but a small few have complained.
What would your reaction be if you went to his office and saw that sign posted there?