Durham >Health & Medical Services > Durham Women's Clinic
209 E Carver St, Durham, NC | Directions 2770436.041725 -78.895551
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED
HAS A PROBLEM WITH VIOLATING HIPPA....BEWARE! – I have been a patient at this office for about 5 or 6 years. I recently found out that one of the nurses for Dr. Olsen had the nerve to tell a mutual friend my personal business!! I dont know this nurse personally, I just know her from being a patient. I have recently decided to switch doctor offices all together because I do not feel comfortable going back (This nurse was always in the room with the doctor at my visits).
After deciding to switch practices, I wanted to talk with Dr. Olsen about why I was leaving because I felt like it wasnt her fault. After explaining my situation and what happened with her nurse, she looked at me and said " I dont believe you". She also stated to me that this person has been her nurse for 15 years and would never do such a thing. Dr. Olsen then looked at my medical chart and said " everything is normal so theres no reason for (this nurse) to say those things". Regardless, thats not the point. True or not, my business was shared outside of this medical facility and as a patient I have never felt so violated and disrespected!! I felt that talking with my doctor she would be more understanding, but everyone that has some authority acted as though I wasnt being heard and they didnt have time to hear my problem (which is a HUGE problem). I want people out there to know this is a issue and to be very careful.
Humiliating Experience – I went to my first ob-gyn appoint. After waiting an hour and completing a variety of tests including having my medical history taken in a non-private nurse's room I was told I was too fat for their clinic and they wouldn't see me there. When I asked if they could still check on the baby to make sure it was ok, they refused.
If they only want certain types of patients there, that's fine. But they shouldn't advertise that they see high risk patients on their website if they only see certain high risk patients. And if they have a weight limit or BMI limit, that should be listed on their website. No one needs to be humiliated.
There's nothing like telling a first time mother that she's too fat to receive medical care and that they refuse to actually check on the baby. It obviously caused me intense emotional pain (enhanced by pregnancy hormones, I'm sure) and I cried for 6 hours.
So instead of confirmation that my pregnancy was going ok, I was instead humiliated and put under a lot of stress. I'm sure the stress was not good for the pregnancy.
In addition, the clinic is chaotic and the way they have the nurses station set up you never have any privacy.
I called about 6 more OBGYN practices and they all said they'd accept patients of any size. They should really call themselves the Durham Skinny Women's Clinic.
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