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Trying To Avoid Racist Health Care, Black Women Seek Out Black Obstetricians

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Trying To Avoid Racist Health Care, Black Women Seek Out Black Obstetricians


In South Florida, when people want to find a doctor who’s Black, they often end up contacting Adrienne Hibbert through her online website, Black Doctors of South Florida.

“There are a lot of Black networks that are behind the scenes,” says Hibbert, who runs her own marketing firm. “I don’t want them to be behind the scenes, so I’m bringing it to the forefront.”

Hibbert says she got the idea for the website after she gave birth to her son 15 years ago. Her obstetrician at the time was white, and the suburban hospital outside Miami didn’t feel welcoming to her as a Black woman pregnant with her first child.

“They had no singular photos of a Black woman and her Black child,” Hibbert says. “I want someone who understands my background. I want someone who understands…

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