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Went to Tidelands for possible dehydration. Received too much IV fluid. Ended up staying 3 days. Half of the staff were competent and half were not. Go to Grand strand if you have the opportunity. Do not recommend Tidelands.
In November I was having severe lower right quadrant abdominal pain. I initially went to urgent care to be checked out and the PA on duty believed I had appendicitis and said I needed to go to Waccamaw right away. She called them to let them know I was on my way and when I had no wait time when it came to checking in. I was initially seen by one nurse who came and drew blood and what not...and then all hell broke loose. Another pt. (who I was told was off of his medicine) punched a nurse in the face and broke her nose. I completely understood that the other pt. needed to be dealt with until the authorities got there.
I was seen initially by Dr. Ratliffe and he was just as nice and concerned as he could be. Unfortunately, I had gotten there right before the shift change so both my initial nurse and ER doctor were due to leave. Nothing wrong with that. Someone will be right with me, right? Wrong! I wasn't seen by another nurse until a hour and a half after the shift change, she had to draw my blood again because "they didn't get enough the first time" and she said she'd be right back with pain meds/IV/contrast for CT scan I needed to have done...another hour and half goes by and no one comes in. A nurse who happened to come in to restock gloves asked how I was doing and I told her I still hadn't received any Tylenol, my IV, OR the contrast. She hopped on it and got me all hooked up and went and got the contrast for me to drink. She said that it takes an hour of the contrast to do it's thing and right after an hour I'd be taken in to have my CT done. Well, close to two hours go by and I'm finally taken back for my imaging. That's only because I had to have another nurse come in and unhook me from my IV in order for me to use the restroom and I told her I still hadn't had my imaging done yet. The only redeeming factor is that after my CT scans showed I didn't have appendicitis but rather several cysts, the nurse who came in earlier to make sure I got the IV and contrast came back with peanut butter, crackers, and ginger ale because I wasn't allowed any food prior to and I was starving. Thankfully it wasn't appendicitis with a ruptured appendix while I was waiting hours upon hours.
So happy my wife and I had our baby boy at Waccamaw. The nurses and doctors were very caring and kept us up to date on the info Andy made us very comfortable. I have been so anxious about the birth because our last son was born at Grand strand regional and it was a nightmare. Grand strand is not a good choice and not baby friendly.
Thank you all so much!!! ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏👍👍👍
If I could give 0 stars, I would. Took mentally ill son to the emergency explaining his illness. They had him arrested!
Re: "The service was good. The financial department is terrible." — Vicky Justice.
I am a 100% P&T Disabled Vietnam Vet, so my primary insurer is the Veterans Administration (VA). The VA WILL pay 100% of my ER visits. This is an established fact, yet Tidelands Waccamaw policy is that they DON'T bill VA as primary.
Instead, they billed Medicare, leaving me a $300.00 co-pay. Hurricane Florence was quite expensive for me, so naturally I have contested Tidelands policy for several months, from their Accounting Dept to the CEO.
Their response was to turn my account over to a collection agency, so gotta say, this uncaring organization is all about their convenience, not mine.