Dr. Stellato will come in to patient visits tired, without sleep, without manners - and try to diagnose a difficult situation - and it doesn't work. But this is not the problem of the woman MD who told him to reschedule and get some sleep - take time off if there are family situations needing his attention. That's not a police situation - it's a Dr. Stellato poor judgment situation - where he's failed to take responsibility for his own needs - personal & health.
All physicians are responsible that when they come into a patient room, that they have adequate rest, are not impaired, and that they can focus on the matter at hand - or to reschedule. And no patient minds this - everyone has had this happen.
Patients requesting that Dr. Stellato reschedule, should not have the South Euclid Police called on them. If he had a secretary with a brain, she would be able to handle this - but she blames the patients also - Carol the meddler, the truly stupid, the blamer of patients. Patients do not 'stand up' Dr. Stellato in general - when patients are ill, they just can't show up for a surgery. A woman hemorrhaging in her Gynecologist's office can't show up in Wright Surgery Center - but you do have to call her next of kin - and Carol is above this.
No surgeon can make a good operative, or non-operative, decision without taking care of themselves - that they are happy in their job (and Dr. Stellato is not a happy camper at Wright Surgery Center which is beneath his abilities, achievements, and interests), and that they are taking care of their own health needs. It's Dr. Stellato's responsibility to find a job that he's happy in, a place for his significant abilties and achievements - it's not Dr. Ponsky's job to find that position for him.
Dr. Stellato should not blame women MDs, or a patient, who tries to suggest that he reschedule given that he does not look well and has a family death situation. No operative decisions can be made with surgeons who are tired, overworked, just drove all night, and in the middle of handling a parent's funeral. Administration at University Suburban need to have the flexibility to handle this better - to mandate that Dr. Stellato take the time off - to allow that physicians requiring 'time-off' get it before they maim someone, or unnecessarily surgerize someone, needing just a 2% lidocaine injection and a thinking surgeon.