A doctor in Illinois resigned from his post after his wife ordered him to quit.
The news was announced to patients at a medical centre in Illinois via a message posted in the reception area.
The message read: "Dr. Lupardus resigned from our office on Friday 1/18/19.
"The reason he resigned is because his wife would not allow him to work here since we hired a 'female' nurse practitioner.
"We are very sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.
"He will NOT be returning to this office. (sic)"
A photo of the sign has already been widely shared on social media, with various people describing it as unprofessional and bizarre.