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How Dr. Carla Williams Combats Medical Racism

Published Nov 18 2021 at 7:08 PM GMT
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  • The L-Suite examines the diverse ways in which Latinx professionals have built their careers, how they"ve navigated notoriously disruptive roadblocks, and how they're attempting to dismantle these obstacles for the rest of their communities.
  • This month, we're talking with Dr Carla Williams, an OB-GYN, about racial discrimination in the medical field and her efforts to put patients first.
  • A negative experience with a pediatrician changed Dr Carla Williams on a personal and professional level.
  • "The pediatrician that came to visit us and take care of my daughter was getting into what medical insurance we had, and [asked] if we had Medicaid,' she tells Refinery29 Somos.
  • "He said he didn't take care of patients who use Medicaid as an insurance because he wanted to take care of people who are productive members of society.




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  • Published Nov 18, 2021 7:08 PM GMT