I wish it was possible to give the ER ZERO STARS! I injured my knee in a fall and went to the ER with every symptom of a pulled ligament. The person who said he is a doctor was not, he was a fake mini doctor...aka PA. I was taken to x-ray, given an ace wrap and crutches. I followed up with an orthopedic doctor who did LESS than the ER! Two weeks after the injury, my knee was still swollen, hot to touch, very painful, and I was unable to bear weight on it. My Primary Care Doctor to me to go to the ER to have fluid drained and tested for sepsis. In the ER, PA #1 told me there was minimal swelling and no temperature change. The RN noted both swelling and temperature change. Fake doctor PA #2 Megan Carney is beyond rude. Her attitude was horrible! She told me she is NOT going to drain fluid from my knee because it is a sprain and it isn't going to heal by "running to the ER all the time". I explained that my family doctor sent me to the ER and a diagnosis of the injury is required in order to treat an injury. She rolled her eyes and walked out. (I was a nurse in orthopedic surgery for 10+ years). PA#2 ordered another x-ray... because repeating test for no reason is cost effective...she gave me a "knee immobilizer" that went from my hip to my ankle and 800 mg Ibuprofen.
Now, a week later, I am more sick than I have ever been in my life. I haven't eaten or been out of bed in 3 days. Chills, fever, blackouts, trembling, the worst headache I've ever had. All symptoms of septicemia!
If you value your life, DO NOT go to Carteret ER!!!