A physician in Florida, recorded on video yelling at a affected person within the ready room, launched a press release on the incident on Wednesday.
Dr. Peter Gallogly was recorded on video yelling at a lady who complained of lengthy wait occasions within the Gainesville After Hours Clinic whereas she was “severely sick” and “throwing up within the trash can.”
The affected person, Jessica Stipe, who posted the video on Monday, stated she was on the lookout for a refund when the physician got here out and began screaming and cursing at her, in response to her Fb submit. She stated Gallogly additionally grabbed her daughter’s telephone, who was recording the incident, and pushed her when she tried to get the telephone again.
However Gallogly claimed the video was “closely edited and brought out of context,” in a press release obtained by CBS four Gainesville.
“Ms. Stipe had been more and more belligerent and abusive to the workplace employees, cursing and threatening them with violence, as a result of she was unwell and had been ready to see me for greater than an hour,” Gallogly wrote. “I went to the entrance desk solely as a result of after Ms. Stipe acquired her refund, she refused to go away the workplace, and continued her abusive conduct in the direction of employees.”
When he went to the ready room, Gallogly stated the 2 ladies “cursed and threatened him,” after which he “misplaced his mood” and spoke to them “unprofessionally.”
“Whereas not an excuse for my conduct, a primary purpose for my response is that I merely regard my employees as household, and I over-reacted to defend them,” he stated.
Within the video, the affected person may be heard saying that the workplace ought to advise sufferers that they may not be seen in a well timed method, to which the physician responded by saying that she had been seen and he had collected a urine pattern.
When Stipe stated she needed to go house as an alternative of being seen, the physician replied, “Then high-quality, get the hell out! Get your cash and get the hell out.”
The pair proceed to argue earlier than the physician yelled, “Get the f— out of my workplace!,” and opened the door for the mom and daughter to go away. When the physician realized he was being recorded, he appeared to seize the woman’s telephone out of her hand and stroll away with it.
Stipe stated she believes the physician tried to delete the video earlier than giving the telephone again, CBS four Gainesville reported.
Stipe reportedly referred to as the police after the incident however in response to a police report, the responding officer didn’t see something to point that Gallogly had pushed the…