When my dad had his first stroke, he had all of the obvious signs of a typical stroke. He was having trouble speaking, his smile was crooked, and he was crying (my dad had only cried two other times in front of me).
Yet, because he had longer hair, St. Vincent Randolph Hospital decided he was on drugs and didn't need any treatment.
I told the ER doctor that he was obviously having a stroke, and the doctor asked me what medical school I attended.
Over THREE hours later, they decided to check him out (I'm guessing after the blood test revealed NO drugs). Well, well, he was having a stroke! We demanded he be transported to a hospital where they knew what a stroke was and how to treat it. The next morning he was transported.
He had to learn everything all over again. He didn't remember my little sister for awhile. It was really sad. We had to help him with math, spelling, writing, reading, etc. All of that could have been prevented if St Vincent Randolph would have been a little more competent.
They almost killed me as well. Fortunately the doc who treated me was humble enough to tell my parents I needed transported to another hospital. He said their equipment wasn't good enough to detect concussions (or anything else).
One of their docs in the outpatient office will prescribe you whatever you want, but she will also tell you that you have diseases you don't have. She also prescribes the most expensive medication available. A woman I know was prescribed adipex (to help her lose weight). She's 5'2 and weighs 115-120.