Saving lives and calling patients "retard" while they're under anesthesia—all in a day's work.
Count backwards from 10, then prepare to be roasted. (via Thinkstock)
A really wonderful doctor who both understands the complexities of the human body and the emotional needs of her patients was recorded insulting a man while he was sedated.
The anesthesiologist, Tiffany Ingham, was based out of Bethesda, Maryland (my hometown, so proud). Her patient, who successfully sued her and won $500,000, turned on his phone before a colonoscopy to record any instructions the doctor might give afterward. When he played back the recording, he realized that he had also captured a ton of horrible stuff.
Buzzfeed uploaded some of the harshest offenses to Vine. In this clip, the doc calls the patient a "retard" for not looking away when his IV was put in even though it made him queasy.
In this next one, she says she wants to punch him in the face to man him up.
Doctor of the year!
The Washington Post has more audio from the recording, which also includes Ingham calling the patient a "wuss" and "wimp," accusing him of having STDs, planning to lie to him to avoid interacting with him after surgery, and making fun of him for overblowing his medical concerns in what they call "Northern Virginia syndrome." I guess doctors have their own whole set of stereotypes.