Monday, 16 October, 2017

Heated confrontation between doctor and patient at Gainesville clinic

WATCH: Florida Doctor Assaults Woman, Seizing Phone, for Recording him Throwing Mother out of Office SEE IT: Doctor seen yelling, kicking patient out of clinic after woman complains of long wait time
Kristopher Love | 13 October, 2017, 00:03

A video being widely shared on Facebook shows a doctor yelling at a woman to get out of a Gainesville clinic after she complained of a long wait.

Meanwhile, the doctor in the video, Dr. Peter Gallogly, released a statement, saying, "Ms. Stipe had been increasingly belligerent and abusive to the office staff, cursing and threatening them with violence, because she was unwell and had been waiting to see me for more than an hour".

A representative from Gainesville After Hours, the clinic where the confrontation happened, declined to comment to WGFL.

Stipe wrote in the caption that she was "severely sick" and went to Gainesville After Hours clinic for a check-up. "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". "I got seven rooms back there".

He then said when he finally came to the waiting room Stipe and her daughter continued hurling abuse where they 'cursed and threatened him'. He also apparently tried to delete the footage before throwing the phone back at her. She said she made an appointment for 6:30 p.m. and by 7:45 she still had not been seen by a doctor and was in "severe pain and throwing up in a trash can".

The dispute continues as Stipes daughter reassures her mom that it's okay and she had been filming the whole thing as she says to the doctor: 'Okay you can get out of her face'. "You know this was uncalled for & for those of you who don't and are being rude and hateful to me and my child".

He then fires back with: 'Then fine, get the hell out, get your money and get the hell out, see you later'.

"If you go to CareSpot, you're waiting for three hours".

Stipe, who said her symptoms were later diagnosed as pnemonia, said Gallogly snatched her daughter's phone out of her hand when he realized she was recording.

Stipe says Gallogly's account isn't true. She noted that, though the police were there, they were unable to press charges because she has no injury.

Stipe posted another Facebook status yesterday thanking friends for supporting her.

Gainesville Police have opened a criminal investigation into the incident. The clinic posted a statement from Gallogly who apologized and told his side of the story.

Jessica Stipe, 38, posted the video of the incident on Facebook and wrote that she asked Gallogly how much longer she had to wait to be seen.