Someone get this doctor a doctor.
A family practice doctor in Georgia allegedly threatened to send her own employees to the emergency room or the grave — saying she would slit their throats, cut their heads off and slice their bodies open.
Dr. Marian Antoinette Patterson, who is based in Valdosta, was arrested Thursday and charged with three counts of terroristic threats and one count of false imprisonment, according to WCTV News in Thomasville. She was suspended by the Georgia Composite Medical Board March 5.
The suspension order detailed what happened in her office on February 21.
According to the order, Patterson yelled and cursed at her employees and repeatedly told them she was going to slit their throats. She also called her employees "fat ass bitches" and "sluts."
She told one employee that she was going to cut her from her throat to her private parts, the order said.
She told another employee she was going to cut the employee's head off, roll it down the hallway and call the employee's children so they could see it. She allegedly grabbed an employee by the arm and wouldn't let the employee leave.
Patterson allegedly told an employee that the workers better "get the f---ing patients out the office" or else she'd "slit each and every one of their throats before the police arrived." She warned an employee that she would cut the employee's throat if the police were called. She threatened to smash all the mirrors in the office, and reiterated that she would slit throats if people didn't leave, the order said.
She also started throwing items including a catalog, prescription bottles and a reflex hammer, which dented a wall. She grabbed a large potted plant and tried to throw it, too.
She then grabbed her own diploma, threw it on the ground and stomped on it. She also kicked a hole in the wall, the order said.
The order said Patterson's "continued practice of medicine poses a threat to public health, safety, and welfare." It added that Patterson appeared to be under the influence at work on more than one occasion.
After an investigation, detectives issued warrants for her arrest and she turned herself in at the Lowndes County Jail. She has been released on bond, according to WTXL in Tallahassee.
[Photo: Lowndes County Sheriff's Office]
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