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My brother had a partial hip replacement at Punxie Hospital in Sept. 2017. We moved him to Pittsburgh so he could be closer to family and his hip consistently hurt to the point where he couldn't walk much. Thinking he was being overly dramatic about the pain, I ignored it for a while but then decided to take him to a very reputable Pittsburgh bone and joint center. After a new total hip replacement in Pittsburgh, his surgeon actually asked me who the doctor was who did his previous surgery. He said the implant was completely loose in the femur and they used very cheap material. As a result of him not using it much, his bone had turned to sponge. I think he was appalled that a surgeon could do such a bad job. He said they probably don't do many hips. If you are considering a hip replacement or need an emergency one, find a different hospital. This is NOT the place to have it replaced.
Excellent, timely and thorough service at ER today. Patrick, our NP, used sound problem solving and diagnostic skills to find the issue and treat it. I’m so glad we went here and have peace of mind when visiting Treasure Lake, knowing that professional and knowledgeable medical help is within reach. Thank you, Dr. Simpson for your recommendation. Thank you Punxy ER staff.
I was there yesterday and everyone was wonderful. The people I came in contact with were great. Everyone was very kind and helpful. My experience was first class.
Got a bill for $800 for physical therapy that did nothing and was told it was covered by insurance. This update is because the eventual actual bill from PT was only $89 which was perfectly reasonable. MRI scan wait was 10 minutes - GREAT, took longer than that to get to the station from the entrance! Went to ER complaining of choking, doctor reported that I had complained of dry mouth instead - I thought not breathing was a reason to go to the ER. Found I had a fairly common condition on the WEB. Took my mother to ER twice for strokes, did absolutely nothing. Verdict? ER is useless unless you have, say a broken arm. But you get tests fast, very fast compared to most hospitals (I worked security at various hospitals in Boston). For either an MRI or X-rays my waits were counted in minutes, not hours. X-ray from entering ER to hearing results (foot wasn't broken) was about a half hour - terrific.