Heated confrontation between Florida doctor and patient


Heated confrontation between Florida doctor and patient

Peter Gallogly, a physician at Gainesville After-Hours Clinic, was captured on video Monday arguing with a patient who was scolding him for a long wait time.

The patient, Jessica Stipe, says things got out of hand after she asked the office to return her $80 copay. "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.

Stipe said her daughter recorded the incident and that the doctor shoved her daughter and took her phone. However, till 7:45 p.m. she was not seen by the doctor despite being in severe pain and she had apparently thrown up in a trash can also.

"Are you joking me?" Stipe claims that is not true and said the video shows the only altercation that transpired. Following an argument, the doctor literally kicked her out of the clinic.

Stipe's daughter, who was filming, was heard saying: "Mom, I got it on video, it doesn't matter". The video captures Gallogly asking, "You're recording this?" before grabbing the teen's phone and walking away with it.

She said in a Facebook post, which has been shared 2.3k times: "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 that miserable".

The whole confrontation was recorded by Stipe's daughter and posted on Facebook.

In her Facebook post, Stipe wrote that she was "severely sick" after which she came to the Gainesville After Hours Clinic with a 6:30 p.m. EDT appointment.

Gainesville police were called to the scene, but said they could not file charges because the daughter was not injured in the incident, even though he clearly assaulted her.

The doctor released a statement to FOX 35 saying,"Ms. Stipe had been increasingly belligerent and abusive to office staff, cursing them and threatening them with violence", allegations which she has denied.

"To those of you who support me you have my heartfelt thanks", she wrote.

"At the end of the events, I most regrettably lost my temper, and spoke to the women in a most unprofessional manner", Gallogly said. Do you know how many people. "I make no excuses for my unacceptable behavior". "But please appreciate that the video is but the last minute or two of a very abusive tirade against my office staff by the two women".