Mfa Gateway: Small Robert B MD

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Racist:

Dr. Robert Small is the racist obstetrician who says he is "disgusted" by the "breeding rate" of Hmong people and says, "the Hmong breed like flies" in Fadiman's journalistic book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. (see google book excerpt with quote from Dr. Small: http://tinyurl.com/85qnm8k)

INCOMPETENT:

I went to his office at 8 weeks and saw his nurse (doctor wasn't in), who only gave me pamphlets, some "advice," and told me to go get bloodwork done elsewhere.

She said no heartbeat can be picked up with any device until after 12 weeks, and I asked about the ultrasound that a friend got at 6 weeks that detected a heartbeat, and the nurse said, "I have been doing this for a long time, and I have never heard of such a thing," in a condescending manner. In fact, information about detecting heartbeat as early as 5.5-6 weeks is available on many websites such as: http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancycomplications/earlyfetaldevelopment.htm

The nurse's advice: she said deli lunch meat was safe as long as it "hadn't been sitting around," and that all shellfish was bad and other fish was okay, without specifying the problem with listeria, nitrates, or what fish were high or low in mercury levels.

All in all, the nurse was condescending despite her inaccurate information, and I would never have gone to the office in the first place if I'd remembered that this was the same racist doctor in Fadiman's book. Unless you like racism and incompetent medical care, avoid this office at all costs.

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Racist:

Dr. Robert Small is the racist obstetrician who says he is "disgusted" by the "breeding rate" of Hmong people and says, "the Hmong breed like flies" in Fadiman's journalistic book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. (see google book excerpt with quote from Dr. Small: http://tinyurl.com/85qnm8k)

INCOMPETENT:

I went to his office at 8 weeks and saw his nurse (doctor wasn't in), who only gave me pamphlets, some "advice," and told me to go get bloodwork done elsewhere.

She said no heartbeat can be picked up with any device until after 12 weeks, and I asked about the ultrasound that a friend got at 6 weeks that detected a heartbeat, and the nurse said, "I have been doing this for a long time, and I have never heard of such a thing," in a condescending manner. In fact, information about detecting heartbeat as early as 5.5-6 weeks is available on many websites such as: http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancycomplications/earlyfetaldevelopment.htm

The nurse's advice: she said deli lunch meat was safe as long as it "hadn't been sitting around," and that all shellfish was bad and other fish was okay, without specifying the problem with listeria, nitrates, or what fish were high or low in mercury levels.

All in all, the nurse was condescending despite her inaccurate information, and I would never have gone to the office in the first place if I'd remembered that this was the same racist doctor in Fadiman's book. Unless you like racism and incompetent medical care, avoid this office at all costs.

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