Archive for human rights

Man says Down Syndrome daughter referred to as a “pet” by Florida doctor

Posted in Down Syndrome with tags , , , , , , , on January 15, 2014 by saynsumthn

Patrick Manning_nA Man on Facebook is claiming that his Downs Syndrome daughter was referred to as an animal by a Florida Doctor.
______________________________________

475250_4992361574349_2007347877_oThis photo from Mr. Manning’s FB page, has not been confirmed as his daughter.

_________________________________________________________

On January 13, 2014, Patrick Manning wrote,” Okay, I need assistance. Many know my daughter was born with Down’s and today when her mother took her to a new doctor for her thyroid she was told “I don’t work on pets and I don’t talk with their owners”! When this was said she turned around and started to walked out when he told his receptionist “I’m not a veterinarian“.

he asks his FB friends, “what are my options?”

Manning said the doctor’s name is Sumesh Chandra and lists his office at Endocrine, Osteoporosis & Thyroid Care Center 3000 E Fletcher Ave Suite 350 Tampa, FL 33613.

He also publishes his phone number.

Patrick Manning FB Down Baby

According to the Florida State Medical Board, Sumesh Chandra, has no complaints against him:

Sumesh Chandra

Manning says he is overwhelmed by the support, “Thanks to all those who have responded and shared. I am actually over-whelmed at all the responses. I will definitely follow through with most of these suggestions. And no, I am not stupid enough to do anything physical at this point. Just glad I was not there or as mad as I was when told, I am sure I would not have thought straight. MANY friends of your have also contacted me. Over 1000 shares? Glad there are still good people that stand up for those who cant!” he posted on FB.