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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
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.
Sandown, New Hampshire
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