This rating is being given after several attempts to schedule both, a Eco cardiogram (for an evaluation of a suspected ascending aortic aneurysm and heart valve replacement study) After several attempts by my pcp, myself and the cardiologist and about 2 weeks, got the appointment. (TX pending with cardiologist). Screening test for colon cancer positive, Requested appointment with gastroenterologist. Karen, a triage nurse in the GI department, allegedly misread my chart,
made an assumption, and failed to notify me they were not QUALIFIED,
AT DAVIE HOSPITAL TO PERFORM THE NEEDED PROCEDURE, AND REFERED ME TO BAPTIST HOSP. IN WINSTON. (citing risk associated with "medications" ) note: the contraindication for the procedure was related to Coumadin WHICH had been D/C'd months ago. IT WAS ONLY AFTER I CONTACTED THE GI DEPARTMENT, SEVERAL DAYS AFTER THE REQUEST . IT IS MY BELIEF SHE WOULD NOT (KAREN) NOTIFIED ME, HAD I NOT CALLED HER, AT LEAST 3 DAYS AFTER SHE HAD MADE HER ACTION. NEXT STEP IS FILE COMLPLAINT WITH
BOARD OF NURSEING.