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MOUNT DORA, Fla. - A central Florida urologist has posted a sign on his office door warning supporters of President Barack Obama to find a different doctor.
The notice on Dr. Jack Cassell's Mount Dora practice says, "If you voted for Obama, seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not in four years."
Cassell told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday he wasn't questioning patients or refusing care, because that would be unethical.
"But if they read the sign and turn the other way, so be it," he said.
Originally posted by jam321
I'm still trying to figure out how many Obama voters are still claiming to be Obama voters.
Won't be long and the sign will be turned into a race issue just to discredit the doctor.
Healthcare reform is a controversial issue and even if the issue had went the other way, many Americans would still be upset.
Originally posted by Styki
Good, I appreciate him putting everything out in the open. If that doctor doesn't want my money, then I will find another one that does. I could really care less if this doctor willingly sends his customer's away. In a few years when the hype is over, I hope they remember this.
Originally posted by elevatedone
Re-read the article.
He said he Wouldn't refuse to treat a patient.
He said if someone reads the sign and chooses not to come in, then so be it, however if they came in, he would treat them, regardless of who they voted for.
Original, translated into English: “ I swear by Apollo, the healer, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath and agreement:
To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and, if necessary, to share my goods with him; To look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art.
I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.
I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion. But I will preserve the purity of my life and my arts. I will not cut for stone, even for patients in whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by practitioners, specialists in this art.
In every house where I come I will enter only for the good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional ill-doing and all seduction and especially from the pleasures of love with women or with men, be they free or slaves.
All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal.
If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my life and practice my art, respected by all men and in all times; but if I swerve from it or violate it, may the reverse be my lot.
Central Florida is rather conservative by and large, and while you will reach the next town and Urologist in about 45 miles, (hopefully you won’t have to stop by too many trees to urinate on the way) you might end up having to travel a couple hundred more to Jacksonville or in the opposite direction to Miami to find people with less conservative attitudes.