Report: #810267

Complaint Review: Salem Memorial district hospital & the family medicine physicians office next to it.

  • Submitted: Fri, December 16, 2011
  • Updated: Mon, December 31, 2012
  • Reported By: onamystic — Bunker Missouri United States of America
  • Salem Memorial district hospital & the family medicine physicians office next to it.

    Salem, Missouri
    United States of America

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I don't know how this hospital and the family medicine place on the right hand side even exist. First off the Hospital is totally irresponsible, neglectful, not trustworthy, not reliable, and so much more. They shouldn't even be called a hospital.  I have two true stories about this place.  My husband almost cut off his fingers with a saw.  He drove to the hospital 30 miles away to this hospital with his hand raped up in a cloth.  Went into the emergency room and the doctor when they finally saw him stands over him with his hand behind his back and says take off the cloth and show me. The whole time the doctor had his hands behind his back.  They put his bleeding hand in a bowl of alcohol and his tendons and nerves where severed, blood was pumping out in a stream in the bowl of alcohol.  The doctor makes a call to columbia hospital in missouri and he tells us there is a doctor us there now that can work on his hand.  My husband had to drive 121 miles with his hand the way it was.  We get up there and the doctor isn't there supposedly and they put stitches in his hand and sent him home, now he lives with the disability of his fingers and he is a handyman.  Okay, that was one case, now, my case, I suddenly felt sever pain in my upper abdominal region, I was flushed white,I had such sever dizziness that I felt like I was going to die literally.  I couldn't eat or drink.  After going to the emergency room and then getting all these ridiculous tests the doctor told me he couldn't find anything wrong and he wouldn't listen to me when I tried to explain exactly what happened.  And making jokes like well you don't have a brain tumor.  Not something to joke about.  Anyway, they didn't help me at all so I go make an appointment to the place next door to the hospital and get seen there for the constant pain and problem I was having.  That doctor did ridiculous tests also that had nothing to do with my problem, ya he seemed to listen and somewhat care but there where certain tests that could have been done to find the problem.  Never found the problem.  Every time I went in there I got asked do you have insurance.  Now last but not least, my husband and I can't afford insurance and we don't have children so we can't get medicaid.  We are very poor people and we live without electric and water.  I was told that I could fill out the form Medical assistance which was based on your income.  We have like the poorest income and that counted as you had to pay $0 on this form.  Filled it out for the hospital and the other place.   I filled out the form and I thought it was taken care of.  The other place I had been paying $20 every time I had an appointment but I couldn't afford the full amount, filled out the form for that also.  Long story short I am still getting bugged about paying and it's gone to collection agency.  Neither one of these places did anything for either one of us and they expect us to pay when we literally have no money.  I wish we could sue them both but like usual they are able to get away with every thing!  I want to sue them into never being able to practice medicine again.  They need to be shut down.  I would suggest to all in the rural areas never ever even if your life depends on it go to that hospital.  Don't trust them!
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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Don't judge until you walk a mile in my shoes...

AUTHOR: Terra - (USA)

I think the title says it all. Seems to be a lot of experts in a lot of nothing with a lot to say about situations they really don't understand, opinions are like a__holes, everyone has one. Doesn't mean they have to express it when it isn't even relative.
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#2 Author of original report

ALL OF YOU......

AUTHOR: onamystic - (United States of America)

To all those on here that posted back to what I you guys think your so smart don't you.  Let me tell you something.... I don't expect anything for free but when I work my a*s off and pay into medicaid I expect to be able to go to the doctor when needed period otherwise what use are they, so only people who are disabled should be allowed to get help when needed or the rich, so why should I have to pay for something I can't use?  We live off the grid for your information....we haul our own water every day, we have a generator for some using the saw.  One of my family members sent me an old laptop and I use the local hotspots for internet! And no I don't have a refrigerator I have a cooler that I have to store my food in!  We do the best we can to improve our situation.... like I didn't know I wasn't the only one who is poor.  Yes doctors are not mind readers and I don't expect them to be, but they do have a certain responsibility if they are to be doctors, and there are some doctors out there that actually give real health care and deserve to be doctors.    I have done my research and for your information I had no choice but to heal myself and I did thank you.  No I am not a doctor but I use common sense.  I may be a horrible speller.....exactly what does that have to do with anything?  Before you go bashing what I wrote trying to make it sound like I am saying poor me......You need to think very hard in your small pea brains and understand where I might be coming from.   I am not the only one in this area who has had a bad experience with this certain hospital.  I am not being childish in anyway....I am stating my experience with this place.  You think I like being poor? And trust me if I hadn't been so scared and done more research before I decided to take a chance with a hospital or doctor than ya I could have healed myself but when you feel the way I did your not thinking about going on the computer when you can get into town and doing research on why your feeling that way.  I don't get sick very often I go literally years without getting a cold or flu or when this happened out of no where excuse me for not  saying okay let me go into town with 2 feet snow on the ground and go on the internet and do some research.  I found many ways to combat sickness so I don't have to go to the doctor.  And with my husband that was just pure neglect!  You all can sit on your high horses and bash me all you want I really don't care it's typical for people to be narrow minded and thinking that there all high and mighty.   What's the use of suing when it's not going to change anything.  It's alright I will just make sure NEVER to go to that place again and I will like so many others where I live suggest others stay away from the place!  By the way I was told by many when I got sick that I shouldn't go to that hospital but because we where we live miles and miles away from other hospitals I had to go there and I actually believed even though I don't like hospitals or doctors that I would actually get some help.....boy was a wrong!
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#3 Consumer Comment

Good question Nancy

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

Was going to ask the same thing.  If you husband almost cut his fingers off with a saw how did he run said saw??  You are poor? Welcome to the world - many people are poor yet they do what they can to get by.  Hospitals are not welfare - they have bills to pay, salaries to make and taxes due like every other business. I also suggest you take an English class - your spelling is laughable.  And NO I am not employed by said hospital but if you are in such dire straights I suggest to visit your local County Hospital.

Doctors are not mind readers - they order tests to rule out any underlying condition so they can perhaps pinpoint the real problem.  Can't stand people who think the world caters to them.

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AUTHOR: Nancy - (U.S.A.)

IF ,as you claim, you don't have water or elkectricity, HOW are you running your computer?  It uses electricity.  And HOW can you aford the internet?
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#5 Consumer Comment

You sure expect the world to kiss your posterior regions ...(butts)..


don't you?

You got almost free service and you want to sue them because their tests were worthless, ridiculous and unneeded.

Where did YOU get your medical training?

And, why are you wasting the time of the emergency room or the doctor if you already know what should be done? Heal thyself.

Go for it, sue them, put them out of business and see who else you can find to use their time and formal training to give YOU free medical care.

What a REALLY selfish, childish attitude.

What are you doing to improve your situation?

"We are very poor people and we live without electric and water.."

How long have you been able to live with NO water? Just a few days is the norm.

Do you plug your refrigerator into a currant bush?
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