Complaint Review: Lenox Hill Hospital ER
- Lenox Hill Hospital ER
100 East 77th Street
New York, New York
- Phone: 516 321-6944
- Category: Emergency Services
Lenox Hill Hospital ER I was refused treatment strictly because "I WAS a was a COP WITH A GUN". New York New York
*Consumer Comment: And?
Medical record no. 5674923 RE: Refused treatment at Lenox Hill Emergency Room. I went to Lenox Hill ER on 12/20/16 at 04:10 hrs for treatment of a UTI and infected prostate. I identified myself as a retired member of the NYPD (retired 1st Grade Detective after 25 yrs in good standing) due to the fact that i was carrying my licensed handgun. I filled out proper paperwork n was seen by a professional male intake nurse who took my vitals, pedigree info, n asked me to furnish a urine sample, which i did. Numerous other patients came n went but i was not even spoken to by a physician.
A second nurse came over to see how i was n to retake my blood pressure. I saw my initial intake nurse asking him why i haven't been seen yet and he immediately spoke aloud to a few doctors at their station mentioning that i was there over 2 1/2 hrs n have not been seen. Finally a different security guard stopped by asking me if i was an off duty cop. I stated that I was retired. He said the doctors were a bit ANTSY in treating me. I asked ANTSY about what? He stated "THEY WERE NOT GOING TO TREAT ME BECAUSE I WAS A COP WITH A GUN".
Keep in mind I did not have any words with either patient or staff. I was never even given the results of my urine test. Yet Blue Cross n Blue Shield were billed over $2000.00 which I have protested and I am expected to pay $150.00 co-payment which I have also protested. I was completely REFUSED TREATMENT. At no time was I requested to safeguard my weapon which i would have gladly done. The next day i went to my family Urologist Dr Becher who prescribed two (2) types of antibiotics and one (1) type of pain killer. I was told I had an extremely bad infection and any longer would have been in the hospital. DISGRACEFUL.
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