ED Magedson – Founder
Duncan Regional Hospital1407 N Whisenant Dr. Duncan, Oklahoma USA
Duncan Regional Hospital Duncan Regional Hospital Stephens County I waited for three hours to get treated for a painful cut and broke arm!! Then I was charged $2,500 for an x-ray and bandages!! Duncan Oklahoma
I fell off of a low roof at work and hurt my arm. It felt broke, but I thought maybe I could tough it out and it would be okay. It started turning black and blue and hurt badly to move it. I waited until around 10 p.m. before I decided it was time to go to the emergency room. Once I arrived I was told to wait in the lobby. I thought that was strange. But I waited in there with lots of pain for three hours before the nurse told me to go back there. I was asked if I had a fever or felt sick to my stomach. I told the nurse I don't think so. She then put a themometer in my mouth. I kept telling her it was my arm, and showed her the cut. She then went out of the room. She came back about 15 minutes later. Once again I was in agony. The doctor then came in and asked me what the problem was. I told him that my arm was possibly broke. He said I see. Then he asked me if I had a history of mental illness which I thought was very strange. I told him no, and what the hell does that have to do with my hurt arm! I waited in the lobby for three d**n hours and no one gave a d**n that I was in pain. He just wrote on some tablet and said uhh hmm. Okay, wait right here and then we'll send you to the x-ray room. I waited once agin for about 15 minutes. I was in so much pain! The doctor didn't even ask if I wanted some pain medication!! They came back and told me to follow him to the x-ray room and the nurse will take care of me from there. The nurse told me to place my arm on the plate and move it in several directions and I was already in pain but this made it worse!! I asked her if I could have some pain medication and she said, Oh, I thought you already got some. I told her I didn't and she said sure after we're finished here. Once we were done, she gave me some pain medication and wrapped my arm in a a sling and told me I'd have to come back some other time to get a cast put on. She took a look at my cut and put some alcohol on it and then bandaged that up also. She said okay wait here. Then about 15 minutes later another nurse came in and asked me if I had been taken care of yet, and I said yeah. She said okay then you need to go, we need to make room for other patients. I was so mad I could've punched that b***h in the mouth!
When I got the bill, it came to $2,532 just for an x-ray and some bandages not mention a huge waste of my precious time!! I told them I wasn't going to pay because of the way I was treated and that I thought it was a huge rip off!! They told me that they would have to garnish my wages to get the bill paid. I told them fine!!
Duncan Regional is not a professional hospital and the nurses and doctors who work there only care about the money. If you don't have money then you're treated like crap!! They didn't care that I was in pain and had to wait more than three hours and they didn't care that I didn't get any pain medication!!
I've heard stories about how some people who are near death or had accidents mysteriously die when they go to get treated there. They aren't dead when they arrive and are talking and just fine and then later the family members get the phone call. I wouldn't be surprised if they have a deal going with funeral directors and get a cut after someone dies. If you ask me an investigation needs to be launched into the questionable activities that go on in this hospital.
If you get hurt and don't have much money, you're better off going to another hospital, one that actually has the decency to treat people with respect!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/30/2013 05:48 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Duncan-Regional-Hospital/Duncan-Oklahoma-73533/Duncan-Regional-Hospital-Duncan-Regional-Hospital-Stephens-County-I-waited-for-three-hour-1103296. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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