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Old 02-12-2007, 09:32 PM   #1
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er doc cant read films........

well remember when i told you guys about the severe throbbing in my back, and the feeling in my gut like i have to go number 2 well i went to the er do to the fact that my legs are and were very weak and the throbbing i felt in my back i felt in my stomack and legs just the stomache was a different type of throbbing... well the er doc asks whats the problem i told him just what im telling you and he doesnt examine me at all no physical contact. he then calls my ortho who did my fusion a year ago and tells him that i have no weakness, my reflexes are good and the films are good... i felt like giving him a piece of my mind.. well he sent me home with a script for percs. he also did a ct on lumbar spine even thogh my symptoms say thoracic... i left and went back to a different er 2 days later. this doc examines me and looks at my films like he is looking real hard for something.... i tell him the same thing... he says have you s--t or p----d yourself??? i said no he says well just follow up with your doctor. i ask so you feel the mris are normal and everything is on the up and up???? he says oh I CANT READ MRIS... i swear i couldnt believe my ears i never heard that a doctor especially an er doc cant read films.. is that crazy or what..

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Old 02-13-2007, 04:34 PM   #2
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Re: er doc cant read films........

After being ground into the pavement on my bicycle by an SUV. The ER Doc only took a picture of my shoulder!
He was more concerned with where to eat lunch! I don't remember where or what he decided on. I was in screaming pain. Then ,they didn't give me any pain meds in the ER. He did write me a script tho!
Nice Guy!

Old 02-14-2007, 10:26 AM   #3
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Re: er doc cant read films........

Er doc sent me home after car accident with cervical spine that had clearyly herniated (xrays showed c5-6 slipped and tipped the wrong way even I could see that!!) didn't even call in ortho or anything... I called the ortho the next day myself cause I KNEW something wasn't right.. don't rely on them they are there only to stabilize and pass on patients...

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