This is the second outrageous case of shocking behavior by a doctor in the past few weeks. We recently reported on a surgeon rapping and dancing during a procedure on a patient who was under anesthesia. The video went viral but not for the right reasons…people were outraged to see a doctor behaving like this. Thank goodness the doctor caught on the video below has been suspended. What do you think the punishment should be?
THE VIDEO OF A DOCTOR MOCKING, CURSING AND LAUGHING AT A PATIENT HAS GONE VIRAL:
A California emergency room doctor has been suspended after cursing and mocking a man who said he had an anxiety attack.
The San Jose Mercury News reports that Dr. Beth Keegstra, a contract doctor with El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, was suspended after she was recorded on June 11 questioning whether 20-year-old Samuel Bardwell was sick or just looking for drugs.
Bardwell’s father, Donald, said his son suffers anxiety attacks and takes the drug Klonopin. But the college student hadn’t picked up a prescription for two days before suffering an attack after basketball practice.
The father recorded Keegstra scoffing when Samuel Bardwell says he can’t inhale.
In the video, she laughs and tells someone off-camera, “He must be dead.” Then she turned to Samuel Bardwell and asks, “Are you dead, sir?”
She also told him he was “the least sick of all the people who are here, who are dying”
The patient says the doctor accused him of going to the hospital in hopes of getting narcotics.
This is unbelievable!