Doctor Investigated After Video About Him Screaming At Patient Goes Viral

Faith Castro
October 13, 2017

Patient Jessica Stipe was annoyed by the lengthy wait time at the Gainesville After Hours Clinic on Monday and wanted a refund after being "severely sick" and "throwing up in the trash can", the MailOnline reported.

The video, filmed by Stipes's daughter, shows the doctor not only cursing his patient out, telling her to get "the f**k out of my office", but he later grabs the daughter's phone after finding out he was being recorded.

"Go to the ER and wait nine hours!" he yells at one point. "In a post on the clinic's Facebook page, he says Stipe was ". increasingly belligerent and abusive to the office staff".

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. She made an appointment at 6:30 p.m., but by 7:45 p.m., she had not yet seen a doctor.

"Are you joking me?"

"I don't know how long it takes", Stipe said. When he saw it was being recorded he snatched my baby's phone and shoved her when she tried to get it back.

Dr. Gallogly released a statement Wednesday with regards to the incident as he said: "it was heavily edited and taken out of context", according to CBS. She asked for her $80 copayment back.

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It was here that physician Peter Gallogly came barging into the clinic's lobby, where he was recorded yelling in Stipes's face.

In her Facebook post, Stipe said she talked with Gainesville police yet that they couldn't squeeze charges in light of the fact that there were no wounds.

When Stipe told the doctor that she just wanted to return to her home and wanted her co-pay back, the doctor told her to leave instantly. The clinic posted a statement from Gallogly who apologized and told his side of the story.

"I went to the front desk only because after Ms. Stipe received her refund, she refused to leave the office, and continued her abusive behavior towards staff".

Stipe's video of the entire incident has been viewed more than 373,000 times on Facebook since Monday, as of Thursday afternoon.

He doesn't defend his behavior but claims he lost his temper: "While not an excuse for my behavior, a basic reason for my reaction is that I simply regard my staff as family, and I over-reacted to defend them". Do you know how many people ...

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