Video captures Florida doctor screaming at patient for complaining about wait


According to WGFL in Gainesville, Jessica Stipe was filling very sick on Monday night, so she went to the Gainesville After Hours clinic.

"When I walked into the waiting room, Ms. Stipe (and her daughter) cursed and threatened me as they had done with the office staff previously". "In a post on the clinic's Facebook page, he says Stipe was ". increasingly belligerent and abusive to the office staff".

"Are you kidding me?" "You know this was uncalled for & for those of you who don't and are being rude and hateful to me and my child". "I asked for my co pay back so I could leave and go back home to bed and try to be seen elsewhere tomorrow because I'm just miserable that all I want is my bed".

He goes on to say she would be waiting far longer if she had gone to another clinic or an emergency room. "Go to the ER and wait for nine hours", the doctor yelled, pointing a finger at Stipe. "Get the f*** out of my office", he screamed. She made an appointment at 6:30 p.m., but by 7:45 p.m., she had not yet seen a doctor. By 7:45, she said doctors had only taken a urine test and she was throwing up in a trash can. "All they had me do was pee in a cup to see if I'm pregnant", Stipe wrote.

Stipe alleged that a doctor at the clinic got mad when she demanded her money back and "proceeded to cuss (her) out".

But as Stipe and her daughter were walking out, the doctor realized the daughter had been recording the entire tense exchange.

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The doctor concerned at the Gainesville After-Hours Clinic, 926 NW 13th St., Peter Gallogly, is now under criminal investigation, Gainesville Police spokesman Officer Ben Tobias said, according to The Gainesville Sun. A representative at Gainesville After Hours said she had no comment on the matter but would forward calls to a manager.

The physician, Dr. Peter Gallogly, released a statement.

"At the end of the events, I most regrettably lost my temper, and spoke to the women in a most unprofessional manner", Gallogly said.

Although Stipe said police said they would not file charges, they told the New York Daily News that they are "investigating" the incident.

Gallogly apologized in his statement, saying he was defending his staff when he over-reacted, and that there was no excuse for his behavior.

Stipe told CBS 4 that she believes he tried to delete the video and then threw the phone back at her.