I came in not quite two months ago, on the recommendation of a nurse at Family Medicine Associates (housed in the same complex). I had been informed that my symptoms (chest pain, difficulty breating) were serious and I had to go immediately to the hospital, when all I was trying to do was set a doctor's appointment, maybe get an X-ray, do a little blood work to find out if it's my heart or something else.
The doctor assigned to my room and my case, came back with all the information, and told me that I was, "The Picture of Health" and didn't know why this stuff was happening to me. I remember his jacket saying he was a Toxicologist, but I don't remember his name.
I sat in the waiting room for the proceeding TWO HOURS for a social worker, because I could not pay the enormous bill that was going to hit me, and I was hoping that I could cut a deal where I could make payments or something.
After those two hours, I decided to leave, because I wasn't going to wait all day for a person who might not even be there until the next day, when I had a goddamn job to get back to and a life to come home to. I was informed that the Social Worker would then contact me before the bill was sent out.
Now all this time has passed, I got my $2k bill, no call from the social worker, and when I phoned in, was transferred to the social worker's department, I was sent straight to voicemail. I left a message at least, MORE THAN THE DAMN SOCIAL WORKER TRIED TO DO!
I'm calling my lawyer.