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University Clinic in Oregon Allegedly Banned a Patient After She Criticized Trans Flag on Display

University Clinic in Oregon Allegedly Banned a Patient After She Criticized Trans Flag on Display

“Effective immediately, you [Barbera] are discharged from receiving medical care at the Richmond Family Medicine Clinic”

This is where things are headed. The left sees any and all criticism as a reason to deny people services.

The College Fix reports:

Oregon university clinic bans patient after she criticized trans flag

A Oregon Health and Science University medical clinic dropped a patient following her criticism of its transgender pride flag display.

Marlene Barbera, a patient with cancer who saw her general practitioner at OHSU’s Richmond Family Medicine Clinic, “had commented on a trans pride flag she had seen in the waiting room of the [clinic] in Portland, Oregon,” Reduxx reported Wednesday.

Barbera had sent a message through MyChart, a health portal that allows patients to see records and correspond with their doctors. Barbera thought her message through the app would only go to her physicians, but she was told later other staff had seen her comments.

Several weeks later, Barbera received a message from OHSU Practice Manager Stein Berger dated June 29, according to screenshots obtained by Reduxx.

“Richmond is an all-inclusive clinic and we value and advocate for diversity,” Berger wrote.

He stated Barbera had made “transphobic remarks…harmful to our staff.”

“Effective immediately, you [Barbera] are discharged from receiving medical care at the Richmond Family Medicine Clinic,” Berger wrote. “This action is being taken because of ongoing disrespectful and hurtful remarks about our LGBTQ community and staff … Please note that you are also now dismissed from all OHSU Family Medicine clinics, including Immediate Care clinics.”

The allegations were published Wednesday by Twitter account LibsOfTikTok.


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Sounds like a HIPAA violation at minimum. How can the staff see her private communications with her doctor?

She probably would have been told to get emergency “gender affirming” surgery during her next well visit. Best to be done with this bunch of frauds.

“Richmond is an all-inclusive clinic. You are not welcome.”

My rule with MyChart and my visits is to never say anything that I wouldn’t mind being printed on a billboard as Burnside crosses the Willamette. I usually wait until the medical transcriptionist has packed their gear before asking “the real questions” so that they aren’t a part of the record.

That being said, Richmond IS my assigned clinic, and I make sure to utilize as little care as humanly possible. Much easier to consult the Osler Medical Guide in the back seat. The general area is sort of the Hippie enclave from the 60’s and now it is sort of a freakfest. If you need to find me it is pretty easy. I’m the guy with a natural hair color who is not covered with tattoos.

I suppose that should I ever need to visit, that I should prep myself with a “Gender Solid” T-shirt. And tell them to just the check the boxes that they normally don’t.

They dropped a CANCER patient over her negative opinion of the pride flag???? Isn’t that a direct contradiction of the Hippocratic Oath her physician took? Not to mention an abysmal demonstration of professional ethics from the clinic? I’m not sure this is legal. I’m guessing they hope she dies before her civil rights suit winds its way through the courts.

    Gremlin1974 in reply to CincyJan. | August 6, 2023 at 9:06 am

    I work in a University Hospital with a Medical School Program and many (if not most) no longer require the Hippocratic Oath. Also, remember that right now leftism has infected Medicine like an aggressive cancer.

    I took an oath when I became a Nurse 30 years ago and it meant something to me because my generation believed such things (and still d0). That is not true of the current generation, feelings trump all else, any oath can be broken any measure taken for feelings.

    Also, I noted that the communication came from the a “Practice Manager” this is a made up position that is part of the overly bloated and unnecessary bureaucratic “administration” that is one of the real reasons medical costs have skyrocketed over the past couple of decades. Case in point I saw an email to me from another institution last week that was from “The assistance to the Assistant Director of blah blah blah”. Some places like to be more creative with titles, guess not that one.

    Ok, Rant over.

    Peace, Love, and Happiness to all.

Does the “public corporation” status of OHSU imply a duty to avoid viewpoint discrimination?