Really

Hindman, KY

#81 Aug 26, 2010
So here's the thing. There will never be a hosptal OR emergency room that will satisfy all of the people all of the time. Unless you have worked in this field and know the ins and outs of daily operations, you have no clue what goes on. There are a multitude of patients at any given time with a variety of complaints. There are different departments that have to be consulted...lab, respiratory, xray. Then you have to work around the Doctor's time frame. People forget that Doctors, Nurses, technicians and everyone else involved in patient care are HUMAN. Not SUPERHUMAN. There are patients in the emergency room who have absolutely no business being there but they must receive care also. What this often means is that for every SINGLE patient who is legitimately sick, there are FOUR others who are there because they've had poop pains for three days, or they have the sniffles, or it burns when they pee, or they have a toothache...things they should be seeing their family physician for. It's hard to give people who NEED treatment the care they deserve when you have to weed through people who are there for reasons not of an urgent nature. People need to remember that it is an EMERGENCY room. Also, there are people who call 911 because they think they will get in faster if they go by ambulance or they will say they are having chest pains to get in faster when really they are having stomach cramps. So the people who are actually HAVING chest pain are not going to get care as quickly due to the staff having to also work up the patient there under false pretenses. It's a mess and it sucks sometimes. Not just for the patients but the staff as well.
Just thinking

United States

#82 Aug 26, 2010
It is unfortunate that people use the ER for their primary care but this has been going on for years and is now compounded by the economy with the loss of jobs and health insurance. Honestly that is the nature of the beast. However, I believe a hospital the size of KD should be equipped to at least stabilize trauma patients enough to get them to a better hospital. Also, I always thought that Fred would dictate the type of patients KD could handle and that physicians, including surgeons, were a necessary evil that could be tossed to the side if he did not get what he wanted. I am more inclined to believe that Fred was not interested in receiving trauma patients than surgeons.
kdmc worker

Flatwoods, KY

#83 Aug 30, 2010
amused wrote:
I would just prefer not to go when the Indian doctor (Koulouri?) is there. He sometimes just seems like he has no idea what is wrong with some patients even if the illness is farily routine.
he is an excellent doctor probably one of the best....if you feel that way you should probably go to another facility
kdmc worker

Flatwoods, KY

#84 Aug 30, 2010
Just thinking wrote:
It is unfortunate that people use the ER for their primary care but this has been going on for years and is now compounded by the economy with the loss of jobs and health insurance. Honestly that is the nature of the beast. However, I believe a hospital the size of KD should be equipped to at least stabilize trauma patients enough to get them to a better hospital. Also, I always thought that Fred would dictate the type of patients KD could handle and that physicians, including surgeons, were a necessary evil that could be tossed to the side if he did not get what he wanted. I am more inclined to believe that Fred was not interested in receiving trauma patients than surgeons.
i work in the er and we do stabilize trauma pt's before sending them to a trauma center...
MSUs Fault

Olive Hill, KY

#85 Aug 30, 2010
rtie wrote:
I had complications from having my baby and had to go there three different times and I received excellent care. Plus, the staff let me wait in a room by myself because I was worried about bringing home an illness to my newborn.
They found the cause of the complications when my OB didn't. I would rather go back to the ER than back to my OB. lol.
Who was your OB? I am needing a new one (mine moved out of state) and am afraid of choosing the wrong one!
kdmc worker

Flatwoods, KY

#86 Aug 30, 2010
MSUs Fault wrote:
<quoted text>
Who was your OB? I am needing a new one (mine moved out of state) and am afraid of choosing the wrong one!
frederick is awesome

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#87 Sep 1, 2010
I don't want to go into detail because there is really too much too say, but KDMC almost killed me. I was very ill and neither my family doctor, nor the hospital did anything to find out what the cause of my serious illness was. They thought I was just another pill-head or medical card abuser and treated me as such. Dr. Koluri was one of the worst doctors i dealt with during my illness. But i can say that his bedside manners and thoroughness has improved a great deal in dealing with other family members who he has attended to. Dr. Haleese (sp?) was one of the most abusive doctors I have ever encountered in my life. I had full dystonia on my entire right side and thought i was having a stroke and was scared to death. I was nearly paralyzed and they did ntohing for me.
it took a wonderful e.r. doctor from belfonte to diagnose my problem (well one of the anyway) and actually give a shit about the fact that I had been severly ill for 6 months. My point is this... there are good doctors and bad doctors... and every hospital has some of BOTH.
Former ER team member

Bluefield, WV

#88 Sep 1, 2010
Dylan Carlson wrote:
I don't want to go into detail because there is really too much too say, but KDMC almost killed me. I was very ill and neither my family doctor, nor the hospital did anything to find out what the cause of my serious illness was. They thought I was just another pill-head or medical card abuser and treated me as such. Dr. Koluri was one of the worst doctors i dealt with during my illness. But i can say that his bedside manners and thoroughness has improved a great deal in dealing with other family members who he has attended to. Dr. Haleese (sp?) was one of the most abusive doctors I have ever encountered in my life. I had full dystonia on my entire right side and thought i was having a stroke and was scared to death. I was nearly paralyzed and they did ntohing for me.
it took a wonderful e.r. doctor from belfonte to diagnose my problem (well one of the anyway) and actually give a shit about the fact that I had been severly ill for 6 months. My point is this... there are good doctors and bad doctors... and every hospital has some of BOTH.
Her name is Dr. Haleem, and she is rather short with people.

I don't mean to be rude, but ER's are not for making complicated diagnoses. They are for treating emergent conditions. If you want to find out "causes of serious illnesses," you need to see a specialist.

I am wondering why other family members would see Dr. Kolluri after he allegedly contributed to "almost killing you," and why you have so many family members that seek the services of an ER?
amt

Newburgh, IN

#89 Sep 1, 2010
Really wrote:
So here's the thing. There will never be a hosptal OR emergency room that will satisfy all of the people all of the time. Unless you have worked in this field and know the ins and outs of daily operations, you have no clue what goes on. There are a multitude of patients at any given time with a variety of complaints. There are different departments that have to be consulted...lab, respiratory, xray. Then you have to work around the Doctor's time frame. People forget that Doctors, Nurses, technicians and everyone else involved in patient care are HUMAN. Not SUPERHUMAN. There are patients in the emergency room who have absolutely no business being there but they must receive care also. What this often means is that for every SINGLE patient who is legitimately sick, there are FOUR others who are there because they've had poop pains for three days, or they have the sniffles, or it burns when they pee, or they have a toothache...things they should be seeing their family physician for. It's hard to give people who NEED treatment the care they deserve when you have to weed through people who are there for reasons not of an urgent nature. People need to remember that it is an EMERGENCY room. Also, there are people who call 911 because they think they will get in faster if they go by ambulance or they will say they are having chest pains to get in faster when really they are having stomach cramps. So the people who are actually HAVING chest pain are not going to get care as quickly due to the staff having to also work up the patient there under false pretenses. It's a mess and it sucks sometimes. Not just for the patients but the staff as well.
I agree with you totally about people being there when they should go to the dr..I dont think ins..should pay for some things..or medical cards..I have been to the ER maybe 4 times my whole life..and I am no spring chicken..and hated being there.and those people who are there with their whole family..laughing and cutting up..and the people who come in have no where to sit..is ridiculous..now i someone is in a car accident or dying from a heart attack I can see more family members there..but the poops or something simple even the patient shouldnt be there..but on the other hand dont take it out on everyone because you are having a busy day..or what ever..I do feel for the people who have to work there though..
amt

Newburgh, IN

#90 Sep 1, 2010
Former ER team member wrote:
<quoted text>
Her name is Dr. Haleem, and she is rather short with people.
I don't mean to be rude, but ER's are not for making complicated diagnoses. They are for treating emergent conditions. If you want to find out "causes of serious illnesses," you need to see a specialist.
I am wondering why other family members would see Dr. Kolluri after he allegedly contributed to "almost killing you," and why you have so many family members that seek the services of an ER?
Medical car..end of the month ..bored...no money to go shopping..something to do..not all though..but most..last time I was there..I had a perfect stranger tell me about her sexual experience with some guy..uh hello ..I dont care..I was sick..and besides she laughed and was cutting up..and she was there to see a dr..why? who knows..the ER is not a place to go socialize with strangers..
won jon

Whitney, TX

#91 Sep 2, 2010
boycott KDMC wrote:
Until they start drug-testing all employees who's errors cost our loved-ones their lives, I don't think ANYONE should go there. They need put up signs at the entrances "Enter at your own risk"
theyr nothing but mudders and should fry
I Loved it

Paintsville, KY

#92 Sep 2, 2010
I loved it there when i had to stay,had my baby was my first and i have never been in b4...They treated me very well and helped me and was right there to help me get up and walk and for the baby.My Doctor was great,i had c-section...was very painful but really i thought they was a good place and would go back!

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#93 Sep 5, 2010
Former ER team member wrote:
<quoted text>
Her name is Dr. Haleem, and she is rather short with people.
I don't mean to be rude, but ER's are not for making complicated diagnoses. They are for treating emergent conditions. If you want to find out "causes of serious illnesses," you need to see a specialist.
I am wondering why other family members would see Dr. Kolluri after he allegedly contributed to "almost killing you," and why you have so many family members that seek the services of an ER?
you don't get to pick who you see in the E.R. and the reason i have "so many family members" that seek the services of an ER is because i have 3 small children. kids get sick, get hurt, ect... nobody said "how many" family memebers. when the doctors office is closed and your kid has a fever of 102 and you are having trouble getting it to come down, you go to the ER. and sometimes even if you can get ahold of the family doctor on the phone because she isn't at her office at that time of night, she will direct you to take them to the ER. any other time we just take them to their regular pediatrician.
BluBery

Flatwoods, KY

#94 Sep 5, 2010
Doctors offices do direct a lot of people to "just go on over to the we" a lot of the people with medical cards are young single mothers who get overly concerned when their small children get sick or hurt. maybe if the nurses could give advice over the phone the er wouldn't b so congested.
Former ER team member

Bluefield, WV

#95 Sep 5, 2010
Dylan Carlson wrote:
<quoted text>
you don't get to pick who you see in the E.R. and the reason i have "so many family members" that seek the services of an ER is because i have 3 small children. kids get sick, get hurt, ect... nobody said "how many" family memebers. when the doctors office is closed and your kid has a fever of 102 and you are having trouble getting it to come down, you go to the ER. and sometimes even if you can get ahold of the family doctor on the phone because she isn't at her office at that time of night, she will direct you to take them to the ER. any other time we just take them to their regular pediatrician.
There are other ER's in the area
Wondering

Catlettsburg, KY

#96 Sep 6, 2010
Is Kristin Whitson still working there?
curious

Port Deposit, MD

#97 Sep 6, 2010
she's not in the ER if she is

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#98 Sep 8, 2010
I don't understand the problems people have with ERs. I injured my knee, called my Dr and he told me to head to the ER. He was waiting for me when I got there. I have never had to wait. I had x-rays and an MRI, then he called in a specialist who scheduled me for surgery. It took less than 2 hours! Of course I don't go to the ER for the flu or something minor like that. That is what your GP is for. If you or a family member has a runny nose and you are concerned, call your Dr! Let them deal with it, not the ER.
Good

Paintsville, KY

#99 Sep 8, 2010
I love KDMC....its the best place in this area and i live over hour away and went there to have my baby!Very good place,and caring people...i would go back there.
curious

Port Deposit, MD

#100 Sep 10, 2010
FinleyRae wrote:
I don't understand the problems people have with ERs. I injured my knee, called my Dr and he told me to head to the ER. He was waiting for me when I got there. I have never had to wait. I had x-rays and an MRI, then he called in a specialist who scheduled me for surgery. It took less than 2 hours! Of course I don't go to the ER for the flu or something minor like that. That is what your GP is for. If you or a family member has a runny nose and you are concerned, call your Dr! Let them deal with it, not the ER.
AMEN!!!

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