The case of Dr. Amy Dunbar, an OB/GYN for Mercy who took to Facebook to voice her frustration with a patient who was late for appointments, is still gaining international attention almost two weeks after she posted comments about an expecting mother.
News anchor Natalie Morales suggested that the Facebook rant, which wondered aloud if Dunbar should show up late for delivery after the patient was 3 hours late for induction, was private and not intended for public view.
"Who is showing up 3 hours late to give birth," she said.
Al Roker said the doctor's comments were tongue-in-cheek, while Jenna Bush-Hager, the former first daughter who is now an NBC News contributor, and who is pregnant herself, said she'd show up 20 minutes early for her next appointment.
Angry comments on Facebook have called for Dunbar, who has an office in Des Peres, to lose her job, Mercy released the following statement: "While our privacy compliance staff has confirmed that this physician’s comments did not represent a breach of privacy laws, they were inappropriate and not in line with our values of respect and dignity."