Suspended Doctor (Photo/Video credit: Donald Bardwell)

Los Gatos Hospital Doctor Caught On Camera Mocking Patient

Matt Bigler
June 15, 2018 - 10:46 am

LOS GATOS (KCBS Radio) - An emergency room doctor has been suspended by a South Bay hospital after she was recorded being abusive to a patient. KCBS Radio's Matt Bigler reports on the E.R. nightmare.

A doctor at El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos was recorded by a patient's father as she pulls on his arm. The physician is then heard using profanities as she laughs, mocking the patient's condition.

"...Wow, you must be dead! Are you dead sir?" On Monday, Samuel Bardwell was taken by ambulance to the hospital after collapsing during basketball practice. The young African-American man and his father say they waited three hours to be seen by a doctor and then they tell KPIX 5 when the doctor finally came in, she was accompanied by a security guard.

"I think she has to be terminated, on top of the hospital needs to be investigated." A spokesperson for El Camino Hospital tells KPIX 5's Maria Medina they are disappointed by Dr. Beth Keegstra his unprofessional behavior and she has been removed from the E.R. schedule.