So, this incident was in the news the other day: ...and the way the news is reporting it doesn't sit right with me. Obviously, I don't know all of the details here, but there is enough in the video that I think I get the gist of the situation. This guy is in the ER because he had an anxiety attack. The ER doesn't treat anxiety attacks. Immediately there's an impasse. I think those things are easily falsifiable and really not open to much interpretation... so here's my opinion, maybe I'm way off base, though. I think that the ER doc is probably someone who sees a lot of people coming in to get a fix. The opioid epidemic is still in full swing, and I am pretty sure that ER docs are trained to not give out narcotics unless someone really needs them. I think that this guy earnestly wanted treatment for anxiety and simply didn't know that going to the ER for such, in 2018, was probably not going to be productive for him. But where I'm totally not sure is what he specifically expected. I think that when you go to the emergency room for treatment, you should not expect a mint on your pillow, so to speak. People go to the ER because of severe trauma, like a car accident, shooting, stabbing, accidents with heavy equipment, etc. People go to the ER to not die when they are about to die, basically. If I go to the ER with an earache or something, maybe, for me, in that moment, I can't think of anything more productive, but again, I shouldn't expect the ER doc to stop treating the guy in the next hospital room over, who was just impaled by a fork truck, in order to come look at me with my non-life-threatening issues. So, I'm not saying anyone in the video is acting in any way that deserves a medal, but I really think that the patient is in the wrong here. I think that the ER doc could have been a lot more polite, but this is an ER doc, not the head waiter at a french restaurant. I wouldn't be in a very good mood either after a sixteen hour shift of blood and guts. Furthermore, if the wait to get treatment in the ER was 4 hours, as claimed in the video, then firing another critical person staffed there is only going to exacerbate the problem. Again, if my arm was mangled in a horrific car accident, I'd rather see the rude ER doc than have to wait eight hours to see a doctor with a pristine bedside manner. I guess I'm wanting someone to change my mind about all of this, partially because, after reading people's comments and reading the reports on this incident, I feel like I missed the boat on why this doctor needs to be let go or even reprimanded for the incident.