Phasing out older, male GYNs

That is what a lawsuit against a health plan is alleging:

The suit claims that discrimination in how new patients were assigned to doctors coincided with the group’s running a deficit of about $3.5 million in 2005.

“On several occasions the employer’s ob/gyn management stated that male doctors do not attract patients and that HVMA needed to hire young female doctors to attract new patients and increase patient volume and revenue,” the suit says. “To this day, HVMA’s policy is to get rid of older, male ob/gyn doctors, when possible, and replace them with younger, female ob/gyn doctors in order to stimulate growth in the practice.”