So went to the ER twice to try and figure out what’s wrong with me 6/13 and 6/15 NORTH BAY HOSPITAL, New Port Richey, FL
I had a fever, migraine, body aches and chills, persistent cough with sputum, and sore throat.
First visit they swabbed me for strep and flu, said that there were a bunch of false negatives and that I just need to keep up on my fluids and try to rest as much a possible. Two days later I woke up and had a huge white pus filled looking area on my right tonsil and white spots in the back of my throat. I go back to the ER. They then swab for a second time to check for strep and took blood to check for mono. Once again, the tests came back negative. Doctor comes in and proceeds to tell me there is NOTHING THEY CAN DO FOR ME and couldn’t even give me antibiotics. They said just to gargle warm salt water. I feel that the north bay brushed me off and wasn’t really too concerned with what is going on with me. I repeatedly told them I have a six month old baby and DO NOT want to get her sick. The Rn told me it looked like tonsil stones and I should try to remove them on my own with a q-tip.
6/15 10 pm at night i decided to go to trinity hospital for a third opinion. Immediately I was told I had strep throat and they were so surprised and even concerned that north bay did nothing to help me. Trinity gave me IV fluids, IV antibiotics, did a CT of my throat and made sure I was okay. At the end of my ER visit at trinity I was diagnosed with STREP THROAT AND PHARYNGITIS.
I am completely appalled by the care I received from north bay and if I could rate ZERO stars I would. I believe all they want is money and will push you off until things get really bad. The most horrible hospital I have ever been too. Do not go to north bay.
If I could post pictures of what my throat looked like when I went to north bay and before I went to trinity, you would be just as upset and angry as I am. After receiver great care from trinity hospital I have already seen great improvement.