ED Magedson – Founder
Kenmore Mercy Hospital2950 Elmwood Ave Kenmore, New York USA
Kenmore Mercy Hospital Failure to provide proper patient care in ER Kenmore New York
On Monday, February 24, 2014, I was in town visiting friends. I had been experiencing chest pains for awhile, along with shortness of breath. That day, I started coughing up some blood, along with other symptoms. My friends insisted I go to the ER for treatment (they thought it was heart related, I did not). I was seen by a doctor, and he issued some tests including blood work, xrays and a CT scan. During this whole experience, I was in a great deal of pain. I asked for pain medication from the nurse, who then asked the doctor. I was informed that, except in the most dire of serious medical injuries, this hospital did not administer or prescribe narcotic painkillers. I understand that there are a lot of folks out there with drug problems, but this is a hospital. There duty is to take care of their patient, their injuries or emergency, and pain managment. I also understand that doctors are under extreme political pressure by the DEA to not administer or prescribe said drugs.
This is all about politics, and patients are suffering. I do not understand this "anti-painkiller" craze that seems to be sweeping the public these days. I hear it on the radio and tv, but did not know the extent of things until my ER visit. As far as Kenmore Mercy, I will not take a friend or family member there for any reason at this point. Any hospital that gives in to the rediculous political pressure to not ease their patients pain issues, should not be in business at all. I am fed up with this liberal "Big Brother knows best" attitude that the government has taken up. Instead of making legitimate patients with legitimate pain suffer, why not treat the drug problem at it's foundation. Fix the people with addictions. By banning ANY substance, you are only forcing them to go to the "bad guys" (gangs and drug dealers) to get their "fix". Did we not learn ANYTHING from Prohibition???
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