Heated confrontation between Florida doctor and patient

Carla Harmon
October 13, 2017

On Monday evening, Florida resident Jessica Stipe uploaded a video to Facebook of her being verbally accosted by her doctor while at Gainesville After Hours Clinic.

Stipe asked for her copay to be refunded so she could go to a different clinic the next day "because I'm just that miserable that all I want is my bed".

During the argument in the waiting room, captured on video by Stipe's teen daughter, Dr. Peter Gallogly of Gainesville After Hours Clinic charges toward Stipe, shouting and jabbing a pointed finger toward her face.

Following a couple of more seconds and further contending, Gollogly draws near to Stipe and says, "Get the f - out of my office", as he drives her out the front entryway. "When he saw it was being recorded he snatched my baby's phone and shoved her when she tried to get it back", she wrote. "We've already been working on you". Gallogly is heard asking Stipe as she ponders for what good reason she hasn't been taken to an exam room over a hour after her booked arrangement. Stipe believed she had symptoms of pneumonia, according to the Independent Florida Alligator, the University of Florida's student newspaper.

"You came in and said, 'I'm going to check your pee, '" she replied.

"My daughter recorded it because they were so rude", Stipe wrote.

"Mom, I got it on video, it doesn't matter", the daughter said, and asked the doctor: "What's your name?"

The video had 250,000 views and almost 4,000 shares on Facebook as of Wednesday.

So he grabbed the phone and began to walk off with it, video shows.

The urgent care clinic also appeared to post an incident report and written testimonies from witnesses, but Gainesville police would not confirm whether those were legitimate police documents.

In her Facebook post, Stipe said she spoke with Gainesville police but that they weren't able to press charges because there were no injuries.

Stipe posted a video of the entire episode on her Facebook page Monday night, which was viewed more than 200,000 times and shared more than 3,400 times at the time of publishing this article. Do you know how many people.

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".

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