Branson we have a problem-Skaggs ER Room

Branson we have a problem-Skaggs ER Room

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Skaggs Family Branson

Rogersville, MO

#1 Dec 1, 2012
Branson we have a problem-Skaggs ER Room


Houston, we have a PROBLEM!

Hey Branson Skaggs Horse-Pistol Hospital ER ROOM,

we have a problem



When the pain got worse, we relucantly loaded her in the car and drove her to Skaggs Memorial Hospital in the Big Head City of Branson.

Even the name "Skaggs" was ominous.

I envisioned a medical facility run by the notorious Hillbilly Redneck Skaggs Family.

(in fact-Skaggs Hospital was donated to the good people of Branson & Taney County Missouri
by M.B. Skaggs from Kellog,Idaho,
born in McDonald County,Southwest Missouri.

the Founder & Owner of all Safeway Stores of America.

MB promised that sick people would never be turned away from Skaggs Hospital if they could not afford to pay their bill)

We finally got to see the doctor.

Howdy, I'm Dr. Buford P. Skaggs.

I'm the head doctor here at Skaggs Hospital.

Ma Hatfield Skaggs takes the X-rays,

Pa Skittle Skaggs runs ICU and brother

Billy Beer Skaggs is the pharmacist.

Only he's in rehab right now,
cause he's a drunk,
he's a dope-head,meth cooker
from Rockaway Beach.

The Skaggs emergency room on a Saturday night is truly a thing of beauty.

Think Branson hillbilly rednecks with injuries.

Of the 12 patients waiting for treatment,

Natalie was the only one not reeking of gin,
beer or moonshine.

A thirty something woman sat across from us in a wheelchair, with a bandage on her leg and a home made wooden splint on her wrist, which somebody had secuured with (DUCK TAPE)duct tape.

She stunk of booze and informed us that she had "fallen down the stairs.

GO FIGURE!...go figger

Next to me sat a chubby girl,

whose mother sat in a wheelchair and altnernated between laughter and tears, while she was listening to Tex-Mex Freddie Fender sing Before The Last Teardrop Falls,on her earphone cassette player.

The tears flowed whenever the receptionist turned her way.

I don't know if the woman was in pain or just trying to move up in the line by appearing more sick than she was.

In any event, I asked the daughter how old she was.

"I'm seven but I'm fixin' to turn eight," was the reply.

"Fixin'?," I thought. "That's a pretty big word for a little HILLBILLY redneck girl.

I quickly learned that medical procedures are not the same everywhere.

A large sign in the emergency room said, "you are entitled to treatment even if you do not have insurance."

In Chicago, I can't even get in the hospital parking lot without an insurance card.

I wondered if the actual treatment would vary as well.

Eventually we made it past the reception desk and met the doctor, who performed a battery of tests, gave Natalie some pain medication and instructed us to drive hometo Chicago the next morning and see her regular Yankee pediatrician.

Natalie has since been diagnosed with ...

.....severe constipation


although that required an overnight stay in our local hospital and a bunch of invasive procedures.

She drinks a laxative with her juice every morning and we've promised her that,

when she is better,
we'll take her back to see Shoji Tabuchi and all

the other big Country Music Stars in Branson.

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Bag of Bones

West Plains, MO

#2 Dec 2, 2012
QUOTE: "Even the name "Skaggs" was ominous. I envisioned a medical facility run by the notorious Hillbilly Redneck Skaggs Family."

Well Captain, you will really be nervous when Cox takes it over and treats only gays and religious nuts.

The new name is going to be; " Cox Suckers. "

Kirbyville, MO

#3 Dec 3, 2012
The price to go in for urgent care at Skaggs is only $60 the price of urgent care at cox is $450 need I say more!
Jerry Dogwood

Branson, MO

#4 Dec 4, 2012
Have you ever noticed that buzzards circle over skaggs almost everyday.(no joke) Is this a bad sign?
Still in Pain

Ozark, MO

#5 Jan 31, 2013
Skaggs ER is a joke-- I went to the ER yesterday & was amazed & disappointed at the lack of concern & care provided there. I have cervical spinal fusions with plates in my spine, along with sever spinal stenosis & lumbar spinal disc problems. I am full of arhritis plus many other problems with my spine & other joints. I only went as a last resort as I am used to living in pain with my exisiting problems. However I recently had two very serious falls due to my spinal problems & weakness in my arms & legs that are caused by this. I am also having horrible pain in my right arm due to one of the falls, as well as horrible pain in my back & ribs on the left side. When I had my fusions in Springfield Illinois by an amazing Neurosurgeon I was told to take my latest copy of X-Rays & MRI if ever suffering anything that needed attention. I even have a card in my wallet with all my information that I carry. This way they can take new X-rays/MRI & see if there have been any changes. When I went to the ER they didn't even ask what meds I currently take, when my last ... was, nor did they take any new pictures. I realize that there's not much they can do for ribs, but the last surgery I had was an emergency due to my spinal cord being partially severed & a chunk of my disc being lodged in the nerve & having to be removed like a dental root canal (very painful). They just felt around on me & said it's probably pulled musles & spasms. DUH--I'm sure it is but muscles contract & spasm to protect an injured area, it's a domino affect. Not only did they not do any additional tests, they didn't even look at the ones I brought to get an idea of what they were dealing with. I was just given two shots to relax the musles & an anti-imflamatory drug. This is REDICULOUS!!!! I offered the med's I currently take for my own safety as well as other neessary info. Had I not done so who knows if what they did for me would have had a neg outcome. I am going to find a Spinal or Neorologist Dr. here as soon as I can & if anyone know of a very good one please let me know. However I nor anyone I care about will being going back to Skaggs ER ever again. I hope when Cox takes over it improves. But for now I wouldn't want anyone to be "Not Cared For" by them.

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