C. David J
map-marker Dallas, Texas

Parkland is billing me with out treating me

Some time back I was involved in an auto accident and at the time had no medical coverage except what was going to be covered by the guy who hit me. A few days after the accident my hip was hurting bad enough that I needed to go to the Doctor, I went to Parkland hospital signed in and was sent to the very back room to wait. The person at the sign-in desk originally told me it was a 30 minute wait. An hour and a half later no one had taken my temp or blood pressure. When I went up and asked how much longer, I was told the wait was about four more hours. I told the person I could not sit in those chairs for another four hours, and I was going to leave; and go to K-Clinic. I was told I had to sign a release so that if I was hurt and left I could not hold them responsible for my injuries. A couple months later I received a bill from Parkland. When I called in and informed them that I was not going to pay because I was not treated. I was told that I signed a refusal of service which meant I saw a doctor and did not want to do what he/she said for me to do. Now this lie has made it to my credit report and an agency named Firstsource Financial Solutions, LLC. I disputed this but apparently they are trying to force me to pay over hundred and sixty dollars just to sit in the waiting room. I guess they had lights on and that is my portion
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Cat A Lcj
map-marker Sandown, New Hampshire

Minimized the amount of pain I was in

I went in to the emergency room at the hospital in Derry, New Hampshire in a lot of pain. This was about 9 at night. I didn't care about medication, I just wanted to know what was causing the pain and what could be done. An ARNP came in and I was telling her my history when she cut me off and said, "What did you expect to have happen by coming here tonight?" I was stunned. I said, "I thought maybe an ultra sound?" She looked at me like I was dirt on the floor and said she didn't think they would call in a tech because this wasn't "an emergency." She left the room, and I just cried because I think she thought I was looking for pain killers. She came back into the room a few minutes later and tells me I'm in luck, the ultra-sound tech was still there. I looked at her and said, "Oh, aren't I lucky." Then she sends me in to provide a urine, and a regular nurse comes in to start an IV. I tell her I don't want the ARNP back because I found her to be very insensitive. She said the charge nurse would be in to talk to me. No one ever came to talk to me. The ultra-sound tech, clearly put out at having to do anything, comes and brings me down to that room. She said, "You're bladder isn't close to full." At this point, I am beside myself with anger, and I said, "No s*it, they just made me give a urine." Apparently I should have saved my contempt for AFTER she did the ultra-sound because by the time she was done, I wanted to take my bruised and battered ego and go home. Finally, a doctor comes in and basically tells me there's nothing to be done, so go home. The next day I checked in with my actual doctor and found out there was a lot that could have been done to help me. Thanks so much emergency services. Next time, I'll stay home and go on webmd and save myself the trouble.
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