Heated confrontation between Florida doctor and patient

Angelo Anderson
October 12, 2017

Witness testimonies described stipe as "irate" and said that she threatened staff, telling them they "have what's coming to them".

In the post that has since been shared more than 1,800 times, Stipe wrote that she was "severely sick" and had made a 6:30 appointment at the clinic. Stipe told our sister affiliate CBS 4 Gainesville she called Gainesville Police after the doctor grabbed her daughter's phone and "shoved her" when she tried to get it back. "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".

The patient, Jessica Stipe, says things got out of hand after she asked the office to return her $80 copay. "I got seven rooms back there", Gallogly snapped before asking her if she even wanted to be seen.

But by 7:45 p.m., she was angry because all they had done so far take her urine for a test. "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".

Gainesville Police said on Wednesday that there is an open an active investigation. That's when, she said, she asked for her co-pay back so she could go home and be seen somewhere else the next day. "Go to the ER and wait for nine hours", the doctor can be heard saying. "You know this was uncalled for & for those of you who don't and are being rude and hateful to me and my child".

A representative from Gainesville After Hours, the clinic where the confrontation happened, declined to comment to WGFL. "Despite repeated requests from the office staff, she repeatedly demanded to see me instead of leaving".

"Then fine. Get the hell out", Gallogly says. "Get your money and get the hell out".

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

"Get the f-- out of my office", he screams, as Stipe's daughter tells the doctor to get away from her mom.

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

Regarding the doctor's statements, Stipe said they were "absolutely not true". He also apparently tried to delete the footage before throwing the phone back at her.

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