I had hoped that since WVU had taken over this hospital it would be a “better” choice for the ER. I wish I could give the nurses 5 stars because they were so nice. Even though my nurse called my RA arthritis (it is not even close to arthritis) once I clarified she pulled it up on her computer and she said “I didn’t know it affected all that.” BUT she was very kind and I sincerely liked her.
The doctor however.....just wow. He took X-rays of my wrist. That’s it. Great no broken bones. But if you don’t even look at it, let alone examine it, how are you going to know if there’s ligament, tendon or nerve damageI felt and heard a tear and a pop. So whatever man, I’m agoraphobic I don’t leave the house for some minor boo boo. My pulse alone should have raised s red flag it was 116! Resting! It’s never that high! I asked him twice about the possibility of a blood clot and he said “it doesn’t work that way”. I said “If you say so”. I’m almost certain I’ll end up needing an MRI eventually. Gah. How are you going to examine a patient with a busted arm and wrist if you don’t even check for range of motion?!
Also. Kind of sucked they took me with a bum wrist and a lady with a broken toe ahead of a little boy who had wrecked a four wheeler. He was shivering! I don’t think that’s how triage works, but what do I know.