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On #NationalDoctorsDay, can we talk about how studies and evidence show that doctors deliver better care to White patients than they do Black?

"Stereotypes held by doctors often affect clinical decisions related to patients of certain racial backgrounds" thinkprogress.org/racial-bias-af…
"A study conducted by the Institute of Medicine found that Black Americans received less effective care than their white counterparts, socioeconomic and insurance status notwithstanding."

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From world famous icons like @serenawilliams to everyday Black folks like myself, we all have stories in which doctors neglected to execute their training competently, costing us immeasurable time, money, health, and even life. #NationalDoctorsDay 3/
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On National Doctors Day, I want to tell you a story.
And my story is like that of many Americans.

A doctor saved my life.
It was only later that I would learn the tragedy of his life and our time together.

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I'd recently become pregnant and then appeared to have a miscarriage on my 35th birthday. I was devastated.

A short month later I was crossing a parking lot holding my five-year-old son's hand just a few days before Christmas. Every step was excruciating. (2)
I felt like a bowling ball was rolling around in my stomach & each step was a punch to the gut. The bleeding & cramps from the miscarriage had waned, but this felt different.

I wanted an appointment with my nurse practitioner, but she wasn't available. I got Jed instead. (3)
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