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Anyway I had my own emergency just after handling my daughter's emergency at the other side of Kansas I walked in to find the place pretty much inhospitable. I'm not talking about the cleanliness either,I found the doctor the wall young and good for him had no bedside manner he was meanI he made you feel belittled dirty and like you're just out looking for a fix what because your from California! I truly needed his help last night I explained it Benadryl wasn't going to do it I take that every night to try to go to sleep sorry. I'd rather see me go out into the parking lot and get hit by a car.California doesn't even put that much a stigma on it you could look at people if you're a doctor you have a good sense of what's true and what isn't he had no sense I hope all the rest of the staff isn't like that and I'm sorry but he does reflect upon you. P.S. I hope he doesn't try to charge me for that rotating door exit.
I had an endometrial aspiration biopsy done in St. Joe. 18 hrs after, I woke up in excruciating pain. It kept getting worse & I knew something was wrong. By 7 p.m. I called Atchison non-emergency & requested an ambulance. Once I got to Atchison Hospital, it was a nightmare. All the nurses were extremely rude. The male doctor who saw me was very condescending. He acted like I was lying or exaggerating my pain, even before running any tests. I was at a level 9-10, BP 177/99. I wasn't screaming though, so he smirked, then laughed & told me I have a very low tolerance to pain. I told him, "In fact, I have an extremely HIGH tolerance to pain." He didn't seem to like my attitude & walked away telling me he KNEW nothing would come up on the CT scan! They pulled blood (the phlebotomist was really nice). A nurse wheeled me to the bathroom for a urine sample. I was in so much pain, it took a while. I heard 2 nurses in the hall complaining about how long I was taking! I was taken back to the room & left alone, except for an annoying lady who came in & went through 20 pgs of paperwork on financial assistance, talking to me like I was a five-year-old retarded child. They gave me 1 tiny pain pill that did nothing & told me it would wear off in 4 hrs! They acted like I was a junkie trying to score a few painkillers. They treated me like riff-raff off the street. It was very upsetting & humiliating. Finally the DR. came back & said all my tests were normal, then left w/out saying anything else. I was immediately discharged. They disconnected my EKG wires from the node/tens pads, but LEFT all the nodes ON MY BODY!! I had no way home, as I came by ambulance. I live alone w/no one to come get me. The nurse asked multiple times, in a mocking, rude tone, "REALLY? You don't have ANYONE to give you a ride?" I told her no. She shrugged & said, "Well, good luck, I can't help you." They rushed me into the waiting room in my nightgown only, w/shoes & no socks & my purse, 8 degrees outside w/snow & ice at 11 p.m. I sat in the waiting room 45 mins, then called Atchison non-emergency again. I told them I was stuck at the hospital w/no ride. They immediately sent a cop to pick me up, THANK GOD. The next day my pain finally improved. Monday I called the DR. who performed my biopsy & described my pain. It turns out it wasn't the biopsy hurting. I had a cyst on my left ovary & it RUPTURED. That MALE DR. was wrong. He assumed it was the biopsy & didn't realize if I'm reporting a pain level of 9-10, it MUST be something else. ANY GOOD DR. should have IMMEDIATELY started considering what else could cause that kind of pain. As I said, "In fact, I have a very HIGH tolerance to pain." He's lucky I didn't develop an infection from the rupture, which can happen. I should've been monitored for longer & given stronger pain relief meds. I also should have been sent home w/at least 1-2 extra pain pills. I'll never go back to Atchison Hospital again. I will call to demand copies of all tests, however. I want to SEE the urine & blood tests & my WBC count to make certain it wasn't elevated. 8 hrs after leaving the ER I woke up sick. It could be the onset of infection from the rupture. If I find that the DR. lied about ANY of my blood work & if I see anything above or below the reference ranges, I'm going to talk to a lawyer. That's negligence & possibly malpractice. An infection could have been avoided w/a simple IV antibiotic drip, just to be on the safe side. An infection from a ruptured cyst can become septicemia in hrs & kill a person in less than 24. If I start running a temp, I'll have to seek medical attention NOT from Atchison. If they don't clean up their act & simply stick to the Hippocratic oath to "First do no harm", they're going to kill someone w/their poor care, if they haven't already. They pushed me out of there like putting garbage in a dumpster. That kind of treatment doesn't save lives, it puts them at risk. Be warned, should you consider going to Atchison Hospital for a true emergency.
I love Atchison hospital.
I don’t know how anyone could give anything less than 5 stars! Every time I have ever been there for me or my children I am VERY satisfied!! Everyone is super kind and the OB nurses are the absolute most amazing people ever! Felt takin care of every time! Couldn’t say enough good things about them:)
I went to the ER for abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting on October 24th, early am. I explained I had a severe phobia to needles but that was disregarded. I allowed them to try an IV for fluids and lab but they couldn't get it. The ER PAC, C. Bradley Hirst, was rude, condescending, belittling and argumentative. He stated he wasnt 'falling for the phobia to needles' because I have a tattoo on my shoulder and he has tattoos 'so he knows'. The PAC wanted me to sign an AMA because I wouldn't let them attempt another IV, even though they did a urine sample and xray of my abdomen. He attempted to put that I refused treatment because of the IV and I let him know that I didnt refuse, they failed to do their job! He yelled at me to leave and I yelled that I was doing just that when he stopped me for paperwork. The whole time I sat in the room waiting, each time him and the nurses needed to leave the room, you could hear him out there flirting and laughing with the nurses. My wife went out to the bathroom and witnessed the flirting herself. Seems like he had better things to do than take care of people like he swore an oath to do. Pathetic!