"Doctor swearing at a receptionist in front of patients"

(as a staff member),

I witnessed a senior partner of a large rural general practice in Yeppoon swearing and directing abuse at a receptionist. When told to settle he got louder, the "f" word was coming thick and fast and there was at least 30 patients in surgery plus registrars and PGPPP doctors. He went back to his room and the manager proceeded to make excuses for his behaviour, and did not seem to appear to help the reception staff.

I have witnessed this behaviour many times over the last few years. Is anger management compulsory for GPs? In my opinion it should be and de briefing for reception staff.

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