LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — A Northern 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.READ MORE: Yastrzemski's Bat, Glove Help Giants Hold Off Tigers 4-3
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.READ MORE: Garbage Truck Driver Discovers Body When Depositing Trash At Yolo County Dump
The father recorded Keegstra scoffing when Samuel Bardwell says he can’t inhale.
She replies: “you must be dead” and calls him “the least sick of all the people who are here.”MORE NEWS: Animal Shelters See Rise of Returned Pets, Citing Affordability Concerns
Keegstra couldn’t be reached for comment Sunday.