Doctor can no longer practice at clinic, hospital

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A physician has lost his privileges to practice at a Shelby hospital and clinic, after the hospital board found he frequently bullied staff members.

The Marias Medical Center board of directors voted 4-3 on Wednesday to revoke hospital privileges for Dr. Robert Clary. KSEN-AM reports Clary will retain hospital privileges until Jan. 25.

The hospital board released a statement saying the board found "bullying was occurring on a frequent basis at Marias Medical Center," and no compromise could be worked out. The statement says Clary's privileges will be revoked until medical staff determines the behavior has changed enough to reconsider.

The Great Falls Tribune reports Marias Healthcare Clinic revoked Clary's privileges on Dec. 17 over an apparent confrontation with a female staffer.

Clary did not immediately return a phone call to his home Thursday seeking comment.

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