I have a question regarding chronic and continued verbal abuse by a doctor. Although, it has happened to me personally, this doctor verbally abuses every female nurse who calls him whether at his office or at his home. His standard phrase is, "Don't ever call me again with such an idiotic question," or "Who are you to question my order, I wrote it the way I want it."
I don't care what you call this man with, whether requesting clarification on an order, or medication orders, anything is grounds for verbal abuse. I have complained to administration, and all I hear is "Well, that's just Dr. so-and-so, he's just like that, don't take it personally." It's hard not to take it personally when he tells you how stupid you are to even be calling him. I know some nurses will just not subject themselves to his abuse, and not call him when they really need to be.
Any suggestions on what to do in this situation? I'd appreciate any comments at all. Thanks.