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Doctor caught on camera mocking patient suffering anxiety attack

Doctor caught on camera mocking patient suffering anxiety attack”

Samuel Bardwell, 20, a newly enrolled student at West Valley College in Saratoga was rushed to El Camino Hospital in nearby Los Gatos when he suffered what doctors say was a severe anxiety attack and passed out following the school's first summer basketball workout on June 11.

Bardwell's father, Donald, told SFGate his son was hospitalized due to an anxiety attack after a basketball practice and that his son has a history of anxiety attacks, for which he takes the sedative Klonopin.

"In the video, Keegstra scoffs at Donald Bardwell's assertion that his son was drifting "in and out of consciousness", and at one point she answers "Mm-hmm" when Samuel Bardwell asks her, "[So] I'm full of s-?" Keegstra brushed off his concerns however, and insisted the young man was just fine. Keegstra said in the video, as she yanked on Bardwell's arm.

Dr Beth Keegstra: 'Are you dead sir?'

"She said, 'I know why you people are here, you people who come here for drugs, ' and I said 'What do you mean you people?"

Keegstra could not immediately be reached Monday for comment.

He said her "demeanor was unprofessional and not the standard we require of all who provide care through El Camino Hospital", according to the network. He said the doctor "has been removed from the work schedule, pending further investigation", and the hospital has "expressed our honest apologies and are working directly with the patient on this matter".

El Camino Hospital has removed Keegstra from the work schedule, pending further investigation.

Samuel Bardwell was ultimately treated for dehydration and released. "I said nothing about narcotics". Keegstra says, later adding "this is ridiculous". "I need you to take out your phone now cause I have a feeling something is gonna happen". Now don't try and tell me you can't move.

"This is ridiculous", Keegstra interrupted and cursed at the patient. "Put an IV in him, give him a liter of fluid and we'll get him out of here". "You have changed your story everying f--king time".

Keegstra accused Bardwell of coming in for drugs then tried to shoo them both away, said Donald. "He's obviously a doctor and he knows what he needs", she said, leaving the room.

The doctor no longer works at the ER and the hospital has apologized for the incident.

The doctor offered some belittling to go along with her treatment.

Dr. Keegstra was under contract at the hospital, employed through a company called Vituity.

With her patient in shock over her remark, she continued swearing.

For now, Dr. Keegstra's actions have resulted in her suspension.

After last week's heated encounter, Bardwell's father told ABC News that he questions her fitness as a doctor.

Responds Keegstra in turn, 'He can't inhale!'

"In my mind", he told the network, "I don't think she should be practicing medicine at all because if it's not a race thing and she treats everybody that way, then that's a problem".



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