DES PERES, Missouri – Some people are calling for a doctor at a Missouri hospital to be fired after claiming she violated a patient’s confidentiality on Facebook.
Dr. Amy Dunbar, an OB/GYN, wrote a post on Facebook about a patient who showed up late for an appointment. The post read “May I show up late for her delivery?” The words garnered a lot of angry comments from those who felt she violated the patient’s privacy.
The hospital posted a response to the angry comments on its “Mom’s To Be” Facebook page, saying Dunbar’s words were inappropriate. The hospital says it is reviewing the comments to see if they violate privacy rules.
The post does not reveal specific patient information, but does discuss some personal patient history.
Regarding punishment, the hospital said its physician leadership has spoken to Dr. Dunbar.