Charlotte’s ABC affiliate reports:
An Indian Trail mother was shocked by a discovery she made on her medical history. Kristina Rodriguez said that after she had blood work done by her medical service provider, Lake Park Family Practice of Carolinas Healthcare System, she saw “lesbianism” listed under medical problems on her medical history record.
“This listed as a medical problem could really set someone back, could mess with their self-esteem and could make them think something is wrong with them,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez said her doctor and a director of Carolinas Healthcare System contacted her after she complained. She said they told her lesbianism was listed as a medical problem to protect her from being offended.
Carolinas Heathcare has issued a statement:
This is not an appropriate clinical diagnosis, and we are actively investigating how this information was included. Carolinas HealthCare System strongly supports diversity and inclusion in all its interactions with patients, the public and our teammates, including creating an affirming environment for LGBT patients and their families.