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'Ghetto booty' diagnosis angers patient

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Terry Ragland Terry Ragland

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A Tennessee woman is filing a complaint after she said her doctor used an offensive term while giving her a diagnosis.

Terry Ragland went to a doctor looking for treatment for her severe lower back pain.

Ragland said she was seen by a nurse, then the doctor, who sent her to get an X-ray.

When he came back into the exam room, Ragland said the doctor gave her a diagnosis not seen in any medical book.

"He said, 'I know what the problem is. It's ghetto booty,' and I said, 'Ghetto what?' He said, 'Ghetto booty,'" Ragland said. "He said, 'There's no cure for it, but I could give you something if you're having pain.'"

Ragland said she reported the incident to the office manager, who apologized.

A few weeks later, the doctor sent a letter of apology, saying he was trying to tell her that she had lumbar lordosis, a curve in her spine that makes the buttocks protrude more.

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