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Thanks to Robin in Pain Clinic for refusing my valid referral from the Spine Institute because of her incompetence.
Everything was arranged to have my ESI done in Berlin because I'm 3.5 mi away and a short bus ride.
It will take 4 busses (6 hrs sitting) and a 10 mi walk to get injection in Burlington.
My spinal stenosis has gotten more severe this last week.
Can someone, other than Robin, please honor my valid referral and schedule my injection?
As a healthcare professional and two time ER patient at CVH, I can tell you this is by far the worst care I have ever received, the first time I was misdiagnosed with a deadly blood clot (only to be correctly diagnosed days later by an MD at a REAL hospital- UVM turned out to be superficial but I missed valuable time at work) Tonight I was seen for the stomach flu and rib pain from constant violent vomiting for 48 hours straight...they refused to let me go until I passed urine, waited an hour to hang a bag of fluids another 40 for a second one and then refused to give me anything to relax the spasms in my rib cage and abdomen so I could attempt to pass urine without horrifying pain. Not to mention the golf ball size hematoma where the *brand new* ER nurse (thanks Donna) destroyed my veins and left me incapable of moving my left forefinger- thanks lady, I'm in dental, I need my hands. HORRIBLE CARE. DRIVE TO BURLINGTON!
I went here for a total hip replacement. The surgical team was great. I was admitted to the floor, met all the staff, who promptly vanished. The compression leggings were left not hooked up to the pump, there was no attention for a long time and although my legs were supposed to be kept on a compression pump and iced constantly, it was not done , no one came in to do it. I had to tell the staff to do this for me, even though it is mandatory for the patient to have this done after surgery. By 11 pm, after being admitted to the floor at 4, I was crying about pain, about the ice, and about the leggings. It took 3 aides who took my pain report and left to "go tell the nurse". The third LNA did go and tell, but again, did not receive pain relief for an hour and a half after the first request. I was newly post operative!!!!!!!! After many apologies, and my doctor addressing this, the pain medication was promptly given and the treatment was better. I did a lot of self care and ambulation, and the PT and OT department were great. The overnight staff was loud, in the hall,while doing personal care with the lady in the next bed, even though she was not hard of hearing. If I had to have surgery again, I would not go there. There were too many things missed immediately post op.
I had surgery on my foot 8/21/18. The surgical staff was amazing. Shout out to Dr. Watson, my RN Katy in recovery, and my surgeon Ciara Hollister. Thank you all for being so awesome! Katy, if you're reading this, you were so supportive and I really felt comfortable with you as my nurse while in recovery. No complaints at all from me! You did a great job, and I can tell you really care for your patients. I am very grateful to have had such wonderful staff for my operation.
Everyone was caring and attentive. I did not have to wait long. The doctor on call even gave me her home phone to call if the infection gets worse on Sunday. Thank you.