That's a shame that a "Professional" would behave in such an immature manner.
I might even question his judgment in other matters.... such as, if he were my Dr., my own health-care.
Being this happened in a smaller town, I do understand his concern, if what was confided could be damaging to his reputation, but that's still not an excuse.
Where I live, most Drs. could care less.... they all have more patients than they can handle anyway. Unless of course, it were something that could be brought before a board of examiners.
The fact that he didn't hear her out tells me that he may be prone to jump to conclusions, based on limited information.... not a good trait in a Dr.
Nor is allowing emotions to trump professionalism.
On the other hand, you are hearing, as I understand it, one side of the story.
There may be plenty of emotional influence in that version as well.
All of the above, regarding how I would proceed, makes it a tough call.
Since this isn't a fist fight requiring immediate intervention, I might wait until the emotions have had plenty of time to cool, before taking action as a potential peacemaker.... or any other action for that matter.
You're upset because she's your friend... he's upset, concerned for his reputation... she's upset because she's been humiliated.
It sounds like this brew has a little too much upset in the recipe to turn out well.
I think I'd let the flame die while I check the spice rack for a countering ingredient.
Yikes! I didn't even answer your question.
I don't know what makes people think it's alright to go off on others in a public way.
If there's a gripe, it should be discussed coolly and in private.
When it's done in public, both sides pander to the crowd looking for approval, which only exacerbates the situation.
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