Terrible experience. I went in telling the staff that I had contracted Salmonella from my employment and just about everyone brushed aside my claim of salmonella, stating that it was the flu. I had no flu like symptoms, but regardless, they did many tests just to gouge money out of me. They performed an artery stick for O2 levels (No breathing issues), chest X-Ray (No pulmonary issues) and a CT scan with Contrast for my abdominal area even though I had no serious issues there (It was cramping due to the salmonella. I stated my concerns to a nurse but she brushed it aside. 3 Hours in, and they come back to tell me that it's not the flu. I asked what if it could be salmonella but they said that they needed more tests. Nurses were slow to respond to my calls to unhook my IV so that I could use the restroom. I had to wait anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes for one to show up. 2 hours later and they come back saying that I am getting discharged. I asked if my claim was correct but the doctor refused to acknowledge it, claiming that it was (nothing major). That's all fine and dandy, but I still wanted to know what I had. I'm sure they didn't want to confirm my suspicions to avoid liability.
Overall, I felt used. Many unjustified tests were performed on me for the sake of raking in more money and in the end, I had no answers. I was just another number. I would not recommend this hospital to anyone. In fact, I recommend anyone and everyone to use another hospital that will actually treat you well and to avoid my situation.
Thank you for reading,
- Sergio Marrero