I agree with all the above opinions.
I especially like the one that advises if you have not heard that particular MD raise his/her voice before, you should maybe allow them to vent.
We have one MD who ALWAYS yells and carries on for any little thing. Then he yells on & on & on....He pulled this on me once, started yelling about a mistake that pharmacy had made. I said in a very firm voice (about three times) "I agree with what you are saying. NOW: WHAT do you want ME to do about it?" He finally heard me and was pretty polite then.
Another time, I initiated cardiac protocol on a female patient and got reamed over the phone by her cardiologist. He said she was a long-time pt of his, and he "knew" she was "just a mental case who really needs a psych consult", and that I should not have done what I did. (Pt was c/o CP of 7-8 midsternal, SOB, "I feel like I'm gonna die", high BP, PVC's on her monitor and tachy - I called lab for cardiac enzymes, ordered stat 12-lead EKG, and put her on O2 @ 2L/NC..........*****!!) I looked up this MD in person later in the day, and asked him what I did that was wrong....he admitted I was right and he apologized. He said I did "everything exactly as you are supposed to do it".
This is only two examples. Sure, when you are a newbie, you shake in your shoes to confront a doctor. But DON'T let one run all over you when you are not at fault. And *IF* you ARE at fault, please admit it, apologize, and ask what you can do to correct it. Usually you get respect for this attitude. (Just be sure you learn from your mistake and don't do it again! ......at least NOT with the SAME doctor! heehee)