Saturday, October 25, 2008

Woman Waits 19 Hrs., Doesn't Get Treated.....And Still Gets a Bill !!


Now Serving Number 163..... Number 163 ??
Time for another one of THOSE stories that you guys love.... Hey, we aim to please. Last month, Amber Milbrodt broke a bone in her leg while playing volleyball. So, she went to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas - yes, the same hospital that JFK died in.. Apparently, it was a busy day, because she waited a pretty long time to get checked. After 3 1/2 hours, she finally got her vital signs taken, which puts her in line to be checked at the emergency room. Then she waited........and waited.........and waited.
Milbrodt spent an unbelieveable 15 more hours before she finally left Parkland and went home. She later had an x-ray done at the Chiropractic school where she is a student. You might think that it all ended there, but Parkland then sent her a bill for the visit for $162. Milbrodt says that bill will be unpaid for quite some time...
A 19 hour wait is nothing new at Parkland. Days before Milbrodt's disaster, a 58 yr old man waited 19 hrs. with stomach pains before he suffered a heart attack and died. Parkland says the charge is not for the wait, but for taking her vital signs - which takes about ten minutes. We all have nightmare doctor and hospital bills for bullshit. I have a $1200 bill for four office visits, with no diagnostics or testing at all.
As bad as doctor offices are, hospitals are worse. Unless you are unconcsious, I would recommend going to your doctor. But, I'm not a doctor - Although I play one on television....
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Next to the Emergency room wait, the second runner up is the DMV.
Dr. Mike can take my vital signs anytime! LOL

Mike Reino said...

The DMV has NOTHING on hospitals. I went to the DMV on Weds., and there was NO ONE. They called my number before I even finished the application. Literally, in & out in 5 minutes.


We'll have to make an appointment for you sometime. Do you have insurance??

Anonymous said...

No, but I can cook!!

Mike Reino said...

I'm not sure I can pay my mortgage with leftovers... :)

lake mg said...

if she is young pretty rich and free send her to the lake

Mike Reino said...

Liz? Are you young , pretty, rich and free ????