I see why Johns Hopkins (JH) is no longer the no. 1 hospital in the U.S. They let an intern/student stick me 10 times in the wrong spot (causing me tremendous pain and frustration) during a spinal tap. Also, if you are 15-20 minutes late for your appointment or miss an appointment you did not know they made for you, they will "ban" you from their hospital, although the doctor is always 1-2 hours late - making you wait and he is not penalized. I arrived to my appointment 30 minutes early, because I know how petty JH can be. I waited 2 hrs. for the doctor. When he finally showed up, she spent about 10 minutes with me, would not let me talk, left me to go treat another patient who arrived after I did (because he was so far behind with his appointments), he then came back an hour later and let an intern/student (who did not know what he was doing) assist (but actually perform a surgical procedure on me-causing me severe pain), until the doctor finally decided the student was taking too long and not giving him what he needed and took over. Johns Hopkins has really slipped in their performance. I question some doctors' ethics. The Doctor's assistant lies and is rude. It's as if they really don't care. *DON'T BOTHER CONTACTING "PATIENT RELATIONS." YOU WILL BE WASTING YOUR TIME BECAUSE THEY ALWAYS SIDE WITH THEIR DOCTORS!!