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I had orthopedic surgery by Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick. BIG MISTAKE! He performed what was supposed to be a simple operation on a torn tendon in my arm. End result, he screwed up & I have extensive nerve damage & a reduction of blood flow in that arm. My hand is totally numb & I have pain all the time. Neurologists tell me the hand may never come back. I really want to give ZERO Stars!
All I can say is avoid this place like the plague, I have yet to meet a doctor that should be licensed by the state of NY. Here is a partial list of why I think the standard of care is being ignored by the hospital and medical services.
December 2013 my mother was diagnosed with pneumonia after a ER visit only to find out ten days later it was advanced lung cancer that was all throughout her body. Thank God the the xray images were re-read by someone competent, and we found out ten days after the fact the pneumonia was actually a 10cm tumour on her left lung. They wanted to treat her but refused to even do a biopsy until they were sure she had the proper medical insurance. Albany Med didn't care and gave her the proper treatment she needed, and was able to enjoy an extended life.
I've been to the ER numerous times and can't believe how unsanitary I found it to be. The last trip was for spitting up large amounts of blood, the room was nasty, the cables for the heart monitor still had the sticky pieces on it, with hair all over it. I brought this to the attention of the doctor and hospital staff, which apparently doesn't have a patient advocate on-site, no do they care. I got the a great generic response of we will look into it.
I recently had a physical by one of the family physicians, and all I can say is omg. I stand 6'2" and weigh a 156 lbs with a BMI of 21 percent. I couldn't believe I was offered weight lose solutions, not once but three times during the visit. After looking at the doctor, he might want to take his own advice. Also after my March ER visit my white blood count was raised, so I figured they would do another cbc to see where it's at, my doctor said no need for it because it was done in March.
I can only hope that the NYD Department of health, comes to this hospital and does and extended inspection, interview patients, make sure the medical staff is up to date on training, education, and is properly working as a medical institution. It would be nice for the residents of the county to have a proper hospital, this one is good for paper cuts, nothing more in my opinion. I will travel from now on to seek better medical care for me and my family. UHS you should be ashamed of yourself. Stay away this place is dangerous.
Every time UHS takes over another hospital humanity dies a little more. They'll cancel your appointments and not contact you, then make sure they give you a cheesy $10 gift card as a courtesy even though now you have to reschedule your entire life all over again. Nobody at that hospital gives a damn about anyone's well-being. They're there for a paycheck, nothing more. Norwich is dying and they're making a business out of it. We were actually told "next time go to Binghamton." For a PFT that is required prior to another appointment? It's an hour drive for a 5 minute test! And they can't reschedule before the next appointment which requires the PFT? Hey, we didn't schedule this appointment for New Year's Eve... And we certainly wouldn't have come if someone had contacted to cancel it.
The hospital will give you the run-around on ANYTHING. My father in law could have died from a menengitis infection when they were about to let him go... It wasn't until we made arrangements to bring him home UNDER PROTEST that they finally realized something was actually wrong and sent him to Syracuse.
Oh, you can't breath? It's probably allergies. Well, nobody is here right now to take care if you so just go to the ER and someone will help you. We've been given that story several times.
I would seriously like to stay and help the community but unfortunately my family needs real healthcare too. So we're moving out of this county as fast as we can, partly because the medical is absolutely terrible. And each day that reason alone becomes a bigger part of the decision.
Don't go to UHS. If you're really dying, you'll stand a better chance driving an hour or more away than you will in this death sentence hospital. And if you're not dying, you just need a simple test, they'll probably reschedule your life. Don't call Gary Root... Apparently every negative review gets that same response but it doesn't seem to be helping. Call John Carrigg: 762-2951. I assume this is a 607 area code but if not then try 315.
If I could no stars I would went to the er Tuesday the dr on call Brenda had misdiagnosed me flu was negative but I went there bc my chest was tight and my upper back was killing me so she told me it was viral she claimed the pain continued to the point I couldn’t move went back up come to find out I have Pneumonia in my lung and I was dehydrated will not b seen by her ever again thank u to the night crew for all they did but fast track sucked well at least Brenda did
NEVER go here! I would give a negative if I could. Horrendous hospital. I have yet to have a positive experience. It's hard to say whether a nurse is good or not, because they can't keep staff. I went here for the birth of my two kids (I tried to transfer with my second child and they trapped me).
Doctor white is rude with NO respect or bedside manner. Doctor Breslau doesn't know anything proper. Doctor Corey is good but losing his touch as the place withers him down.
AVOID THIS HOSPITAL!!!!