Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Emergency Room Visit

I went to visit a buddy of mine at FMH, while I was there I saw some things that not only disgusted me, but most of all, it angered me! Five women and two men were in the ER, and the treatment, well, towards the women, was grade A! The men however, I was offended just having to listen to the lousy treatment these me received! I'm not mentioning who my friend was, for obvious reasons, or why he was there. But one man, had a triple fracture in his leg, and BEFORE they would treat him, they ran a NARCOCTICS JACKET on him! To see if he had been seen for opiods in the past. And yes, for those wondering, I saw and heard all of this. The other man, he was told by his physician to go to FMH to have his medications refilled after they were stolen, he explained to the doctor that he had filed a police report and that his primary doctor told him to go there. The doctor told HIM, they would treat him for withdrawals, but would NOT fill his medications. This leads me to my next complaint... One woman, who was there for a migraine, was given a shot of a powerful anti-pain medication, dilaudid, I think is what they said it was. These women were treated with the best respect, and were even spoken to sweetly, and ALL of them were sent home with anywhere between 15 to 25 percocet, or vicodin. One woman was there for PMS related cramps, given dilaudid and sent home with 25 vicodin. Two of these women were there for migraine headaches, and one was for PMS, the other two, I couldn't hear what they were in for, but I did hear them as they walked out to the prescription counter, one lady had 15 percocets, the other had 20, one was given a powerful muscle relaxer for some reason, and the other, if you guessed DILAUDID??? You got it!!! The man with the broken leg, he was in there for over an HOUR before they treated him for his leg, the other man, he was in there for THREE hours, waiting for treatment!!!! THREE HOURS!!!!???? I only know, because by this point I was infuriated at their treatment, and I asked him. These two men, aren't the only men I've talked to about this either. And there are my own experiences at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital... I take pain medication for a broken back in three places, an injury I received while I was in the service.... I was treated like a junky looking for his fix, and was told to go somewhere else for my fix.... Now, I don't go to the ER anymore, regardless of my injuries, I fix it myself or get medevac'ed to Anchorage for treatment, my insurance at least covers it if the injury is serious enough. And no, I don't have medical through the VA for reasons I can't, nor want to explain as they aren't relevant to this. The treatment between men and women at this hospital is ridiculous. On all but a VERY few occasions, from people I interviewed after I took an interest in this, the men said they were treated atrociously, and on two occasions, MY OWN BROTHER, nearly died when he had appendicitis and was told to find drugs somewhere else by the doctor, my brother, was also injured while he was in the service by an IED, he's had several reconstructions on his leg, and has metal rods, plates, and screws in his ankle and other parts of his leg. The second time, he had some kind of viral infection in his throat and nasal passages that closed up, and was choking him, he was told, if you guessed FIND YOUR DRUGS ELSEWHERE!!!??? You guessed right. Two women I know, and BOTH were drug addicts, addicted to methadone and other opiods, went in, they WERE FLAGGED as drug seekers, and STILL, they received pain medication and extra meds when they left the hospital, and I know this for a fact, as they were bragging about it to me and a friend of mine... I don't generally *** about stuff like this, but the man that I heard screaming with a broken leg, well, that set me off when they said to run a narc jacket on him before they treated him.
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#672960 Review #672960 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Fairbanks, Alaska
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Preferred solution
Change your staff as they are rude, get your crap together, not everyone is a drug seeker. And make your arrogant assed doctors actually READ a persons charts BEFORE they make smart assed comments like that!

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