Posted May 07, 2018 07:07:08 Pineview, Virginia, is the hotbed of reproductive health.
With its sunny, green hills, pine-lined beaches, and rolling hillsides, it’s a perfect place for patients and patients-to-be.
But for gynecologists and their patients alike, Pineview has become a hotbed for misinformation.
“This is an important time for patients,” said Dr. Michael A. Schubert, the doctor-in-training who is the chair of the gynecological committee at Pineview Women’s Health, one of the nation’s oldest gynecologic clinics.
“They need to be informed.”
It’s a problem, he said, because many of the people who practice in Pineview have no experience with reproductive health, or don’t believe they need to know.
“I have had people ask me, ‘Do you have to tell your patients that you don’t know what’s in the vagina?’
I’m like, ‘No, I don’t have to say that.
If you want to be pregnant, you should be able to make a decision,'” he said.
“You can’t tell your patient, ‘You have to be careful.'”
This is not the first time Pineview’s gynecologist has been a target for misinformation on the internet.
In 2016, Pinestream Women’s Medical Center in Charlottesville was hacked and its patient files were leaked online.
The website of the hospital, which is located in Pinestream, included an image of a gynecoscope with the caption “The most powerful vagina” and an image labeled “Vaginal Hygiene” with the text, “It is a secret of the vagina that it is full of germs and bacteria.”
The hospital told local media it was taking the security measures necessary to protect its patients and the information contained on the website was not authentic.
“When you do this kind of thing, you can’t trust that people who are out there are actually doing the research and putting that information into the best possible context,” Schuert said.
The next month, Pinefall Health and Care, a private clinic in Pinewood, Virginia was hacked, with files including patient records leaked.
A month later, Pinewood Health announced it was changing its policies regarding patient privacy.
The new policy says, “No one is permitted to publish the private information of a patient.
Patients should only be provided with accurate information, not fabricated information.”
In 2016 and 2017, doctors at Pinestream Health were the subject of online harassment.
The clinic’s Facebook page was targeted, a number of patients were harassed, and a patient’s identity was published on a website for women to harass.
“It’s kind of like the same thing with Pineview,” said Lisa Pritchard, a member of Pineview Health’s health care committee.
“There’s a certain type of patient, and it’s just so easy to fall into the trap that this is how they operate and that this kind is what they believe, that this’s what they need, and this is what we are going to get for them,” Pritbrook said.
Pritkind said Pineview Medical Center has experienced a rise in harassment over the last few years.
She said it’s not just about the information that’s been posted online, but also the way doctors treat patients.
“We’re trying to build better systems and better protocols, and that includes getting better training for doctors,” she said.
A recent study of gynecoplasties at Pine View Health, a privately run clinic in the area, found that nearly half of the doctors there said they felt they were “not being treated with the care they should receive.”
In 2017, Dr. Charles S. Sperling, who runs Pineview-affiliated clinics in New Jersey, Florida, and Arizona, said he believes gynecopy is one of “the most challenging areas” of reproductive healthcare.
“People have to understand the risks and the risks of what they’re doing, and how to manage those risks,” he said in an interview.
“That’s what we’re all working on.
That’s why I’m in the field.”
“It was a little hard for me to explain to my patients what I was going through,” he added.
“But I can say that I’m doing well, I’m very happy with the job I’m having here, and I’m thankful for the support of the community, the support from the gyms, the hospitals, and from the doctors, who are just really, really supportive.”
“There are so many issues that I see, and so many people that I work with and I love,” said Schuetz.
“The people that are here who know me, the people that care about me, I love them all.
There are so few places where you can see all