Terry Ragland is 55 years old. She had been to a particular doctor’s office several times previously. However, she had never seen this doctor. She went to the office complaining of back pain. The doctor had X-rays taken. After he looked at them, he told her that her back pain was being caused by ‘ghetto booty.’
“I think I blacked out after he said ‘ghetto booty.’ I think my mind was just stuck on the phrase because I couldn’t believe he said that,” she told FOX news.
As she left, she asked for the office manager and filed a complaint. The manager apologized.
Weeks later she received a letter from Doctor Timothy Sweo himself. In the letter he said: “I was trying to take technical conversation regarding your lower back and make it less technical.”
Ragland said she was offended that the doctor thought she was incapable of understanding the terms he might have used.
Doctor Sweo later explained that she has lumbar lordosis, a condition that causes a curve in the lower spine, resulting in protruding buttocks.
Ms. Ragland has filed a complaint with the Tennessee Department of Health against the doctor who told her that her ‘ghetto booty’ was causing her back pain.
Alfred James reporting