Georgia Doctor Arrested For Threatening To Slit Her Employees’ Throats

April 27, 2018
By: Mike McPadden

VALDOSTA, GA — A Georgia physician is facing felony charges after she allegedly tossed objects, yelled expletives, and threatened violence against employees at her family medical practice.

Dr. Marian Antoinette Patterson turned herself into authorities on Thursday, following a February 21 license suspension order from the Georgia Composite Medical Board for her reported misbehavior. Allegations in the Board’s suspension report quoted employees claiming that Dr. Patterson:

• Repeatedly threatened to “slit their throats.”

• Told one female underling she would “cut her from throat to private parts.”

• Told another worker she would “cut her head off roll it down a hallway” and then “call her children so that they could see it.”

• Regularly shouted epithets and obscene language

• Threw objects at staffers, including water, a reflex hammer, prescription bottles, and a catalog. Dr. Patterson also reportedly attempted to throw a large potted plant.

• Tore a framed “diploma off the wall, threw it to the floor, and stomped on it.”

The suspension order also mentions that Dr. Patterson may have been “under the influence” during practice hours more than once.

Dr. Patterson’s suspension became official on March 5, with the board stating that her medical practice “poses a threat to the public health, safety, and welfare, and imperatively requires emergency action.”

The doctor had been licensed since 1996. This is the first disciplinary action that’s been taken against her on record.

Police charged Dr. Patters with three counts of terroristic threats and one count of false imprisonment. She is presently free on bond.

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