Chinese American dentist describes discrimination in Florida amid pandemic

Colleen Lam, DMD, a Chinese American dentist based in Atlantis, Fla., has experienced adverse reactions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to NBC affiliate WPTV.

Before there were reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S., a patient asked Dr. Lam if she had any relatives visiting from China for the Chinese New Year. If so, they wanted to reschedule their appointment, Dr. Lam told WPTV.

The dentist wondered if any of her other patients felt similarly.

"Just be smart, don't overreact and treat everyone like how you want to be treated," Dr. Lam said.

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