Stipe’s daughter was recording the incident and when the doctor saw that he was being recorded, he tried to snatch the phone from the child and “shoved her when she tried to get it back”.
According to Fox 30, Jessica Stipe posted a video to Facebook of her inside the waiting room of Dr. Peter Gallogly’s office, Gainesville After Hours Clinic. “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”. “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”. After being there for over an hour she had yet to be seen, despite the fact that she was in “severe pain and throwing up in the trash can”.
A video posted on Facebook Tuesday night appears to show a Gainesville doctor yelling at a patient and then grabbing her daughter’s cell phone as she recorded the confrontation.
“You certainly don’t reach into someone hand and physically remove an item then when they request it back”, Stipe told Gainesville station WGFL.
Stipe threatened to report him to the Better Business Bureau, which is when her daughter noted she got the whole thing on film.
“Are you kidding me?”
Stipe can be heard saying she feels that people with an appointment should be accommodated in a “timely manner”, insinuating the doctors had failed to do this.
Gallogly began raising his voice and said, “If you go to CareSpot, you’re waiting for three hours”. Do you know how many people … “Go to the ER and wait for nine hours”, the doctor yelled, pointing a finger at Stipe.
Stipe says Gallogly’s account isn’t true.
The video ends with Stipe threatening to call the police.
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.
The video had 250,000 views and almost 4,000 shares on Facebook as of Wednesday.
The Gainesville After-Hours Clinic’s website said on a since-deleted page that Gallogly graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 2001 and completed his residency in family medicine at Alachua General Hospital.