Front desk friendly, nurse practitioner absolutely awful. Being spoken to in such a dismissive and denigrating way immediately was completely uncalled for. I cannot believe that you can go into a hospital with serious health concerns and could be treated like you’re bothering them, being told “the emergency room is for emergencies”. And after being spoken to in length like I was an idiot wasting her time, I told the nurse practioner that I do not appreciate being spoken to like I was stupid and that I am quite articulate and capable of comprehending what she was telling me. She then proceeded to get even more of an attitude, so I got up, grabbed my coat, asked her name, said I was going to leave and seek treatment elsewhere, she said she was going to speak to the doctor and get security, which I welcomed because I never once said anything derogatory or raised my voice to her, just simply stated that I would go somewhere else if she didn’t want to help me and not to speak to me like I was an idiot. The security guard was extremely nice and understanding. I was not combative in any way shape or form. She came back and stated that the doctor would be too busy to see me this evening and that she would be the only one to assist me. Needless to say I did not want her sticking a needle in my arm so I left and drove home even though I was feeling lethargic, faint and could not focus with serious vertigo like symptoms. I will be going to UVA tomorrow and depending on what is wrong I will determine if legal action is necessary from there.
I have been to hospitals all over the country and have never had a bad experience like this.
DO NOT GO HERE UNLESS IT IS AN EXTREME EMERGENCY!