Christ Hospital's Pain Clinic - what ...

Christ Hospital's Pain Clinic - what a joke for us !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Very upset patient

AOL

#1 Jul 23, 2009
I would like to make a comment regarding Christ Hospital's Pain Clinic....
I had an appointment due to chronic pain that is very delibating in my neck due to osteoprosis. My first appointment was informational and another was made for the next day to receive injections, to hopefully ease the pain. I arrived for my injections and the Dr. tried to inject the needles into my back/neck without any numbing medication. I have had these injections previously and always received either twlight sleep medication or some type of numbing injections before receiving the rest of the injections. Due to not being able to stay still while the Dr. tried to inject the medication, I was told that I needed to make another appointment to schedule twlight sleep. My question at that time was why didn't they schedule that then instead of just tring to give me the injections cold turkey. The response was they rairly give any numbing or twlight sleep medication to other patients, as they are able to lay still for the injections. Another appointment was then scheduled for a month away as that was the next only opening for me. In the meantime medication scripts were give - to no avail as they did not work.
I arrived a month later for my injections. The nurse tried to place an iv into my vein on my hand and it flipped up in the air. She then had to obtain another one. She tried again holding my arm in the air instead of bracing it on a table or arm of the chair. She inserted the needle into my bone instead of the vein and I jumped and stated that it really hurt. She then got the Dr. and he also tried to insert the iv needle into my vein, while the nurse held my arm up in the air again instead of bracing it on a firm base. The Dr. was unable to insert the iv needle and stated that I had to hold still. I stated that I couldn't hold still if my had/arm moved while being held in the air. The Dr. got angry at me and took the iv needle and tubes and tossed them down stating that he was not going to do the procedure and stormed out of the room. So much for going to a so called pain clinic due to having pain and expecting patience from the staff. I have contacted the hospital and have made a complaint but wanted to let other people know that if they are thinking of going to Christ Hospital's pain clinic to rethink that option. I have never met a Dr. that was so arrogant with a very short fuse...
resident

Chicago, IL

#2 Aug 17, 2009
Thanks for the information.
VERY BLESSED

Cedar Bluff, VA

#3 Oct 19, 2009
First of all your are going to the wrong Christ Pain Clinic- that is why it is a joke. Put your trust in Jesus Christ and He can do all things-NO JOKE. GOD BLESS
no christ hosp

AOL

#4 Nov 9, 2009
Without going into detail, stay away from that hospital if you care about your loved ones or yourself.
chris

Hinsdale, IL

#5 Apr 21, 2010
I was very fortunate to have met up with,in my
opinion the best physician with the pain clinic, but went to the Lockport location. Dr. S. Ghandi is wonderful. The clinic and staff are outstanding and very compassionate. I have also heard about the
wait time at Christ, so if Lockport is an option for you, please take advantage of it. You will not
be disappointed.
I had the transforminal spinals and it has helped me tremendously. I am almost 100% back in my routine. The PT staff is also a blessing compared to the Tinley location. There are other options there also and I am happy with my results.
Thanks!
30 yrs experience

Chicago, IL

#6 Dec 7, 2010
First, I can see why you are going to a pain management clinic, you seemed to have the discomfort tolerence and mind set of a child.

You say that you have always had twilight sleep medication or numbing medications before injections. Why didn't you tell this to anyone when you made the appointment? It is true that people normally don't need or want dangerous sedations before these injections.

Concerning your arm "flying into the air" this was actually you pulling your arm away while the nurse was trying to insert the small IV needle. These are the same size IV needles used for everyone else, even children.

Regarding the nurse "hitting the bone" with the needle, that is obviously an exageration on your part again.

You give us your interpretation of the doctor's behavior and claim that he "stormed" out of the room but you don't tell us about your behaviour. You obviously weren't holding still if your arm was "flying into the air" and everyone had to keep asking you to hold still. What were your comments and attitude to those trying to care for you? Were you behaing as childishly as it appears?

If you are going to need to be treated like a child, can't or wont hold still, require extrodinary measures in order to have routine, minor procedures then you should inform everyone in advance and be willing to work with them. These are people with plenty of experience and seem to successfully get the job done on everyone else.

I have dealt with patients that have extra needs, don't even try to be helpful and take up to 3 or 4 times as long to get things done causing all the other patients to be kept waiting.
murknm

Chicago Heights, IL

#7 May 9, 2011
...ya well the same thing happened to me ___same___ clinic..Dr Judo ...that place sucks....offered sedation on second shot...get the hell out of here...my shot was in my lower back...and the meds he gave me didnt work ether. just want to die..
Very upset patient wrote:
I would like to make a comment regarding Christ Hospital's Pain Clinic....
I had an appointment due to chronic pain that is very delibating in my neck due to osteoprosis. My first appointment was informational and another was made for the next day to receive injections, to hopefully ease the pain. I arrived for my injections and the Dr. tried to inject the needles into my back/neck without any numbing medication. I have had these injections previously and always received either twlight sleep medication or some type of numbing injections before receiving the rest of the injections. Due to not being able to stay still while the Dr. tried to inject the medication, I was told that I needed to make another appointment to schedule twlight sleep. My question at that time was why didn't they schedule that then instead of just tring to give me the injections cold turkey. The response was they rairly give any numbing or twlight sleep medication to other patients, as they are able to lay still for the injections. Another appointment was then scheduled for a month away as that was the next only opening for me. In the meantime medication scripts were give - to no avail as they did not work.
I arrived a month later for my injections. The nurse tried to place an iv into my vein on my hand and it flipped up in the air. She then had to obtain another one. She tried again holding my arm in the air instead of bracing it on a table or arm of the chair. She inserted the needle into my bone instead of the vein and I jumped and stated that it really hurt. She then got the Dr. and he also tried to insert the iv needle into my vein, while the nurse held my arm up in the air again instead of bracing it on a firm base. The Dr. was unable to insert the iv needle and stated that I had to hold still. I stated that I couldn't hold still if my had/arm moved while being held in the air. The Dr. got angry at me and took the iv needle and tubes and tossed them down stating that he was not going to do the procedure and stormed out of the room. So much for going to a so called pain clinic due to having pain and expecting patience from the staff. I have contacted the hospital and have made a complaint but wanted to let other people know that if they are thinking of going to Christ Hospital's pain clinic to rethink that option. I have never met a Dr. that was so arrogant with a very short fuse...
Max

United States

#8 Jul 27, 2011
http://www.paincareusa.com is a pain care clinic in St Louis that does great work. I used to have chronic pain and now only if I lift heavy things or do strenuous things.
Tassos

Chicago, IL

#9 Feb 1, 2014
It is sad that you found it necessary to scold a.patient, rather than attempt to empathize. If the pt.is to be faulted for his or her maturity, while obviously racked with pain, then you should be faulted for your lack of compassion. "Thirty yrs experience" coupled with your demeaning comments to a pt., who obviously was suffering from pain and anguish very strongly suggest that time has come for you to retire, since you failed to acknowledge that a chronic pain patient is constantly in a state of discomfort, and the prospect of someone ADDING to it is traumatizing. You are supposed to be a healer. Where is your compassion?
30 yrs experience wrote:
First, I can see why you are going to a pain management clinic, you seemed to have the discomfort tolerence and mind set of a child.
You say that you have always had twilight sleep medication or numbing medications before injections. Why didn't you tell this to anyone when you made the appointment? It is true that people normally don't need or want dangerous sedations before these injections.
Concerning your arm "flying into the air" this was actually you pulling your arm away while the nurse was trying to insert the small IV needle. These are the same size IV needles used for everyone else, even children.
Regarding the nurse "hitting the bone" with the needle, that is obviously an exageration on your part again.
You give us your interpretation of the doctor's behavior and claim that he "stormed" out of the room but you don't tell us about your behaviour. You obviously weren't holding still if your arm was "flying into the air" and everyone had to keep asking you to hold still. What were your comments and attitude to those trying to care for you? Were you behaing as childishly as it appears?
If you are going to need to be treated like a child, can't or wont hold still, require extrodinary measures in order to have routine, minor procedures then you should inform everyone in advance and be willing to work with them. These are people with plenty of experience and seem to successfully get the job done on everyone else.
I have dealt with patients that have extra needs, don't even try to be helpful and take up to 3 or 4 times as long to get things done causing all the other patients to be kept waiting.
chronic pain

Chicago, IL

#10 Jun 8, 2014
I went here too. First time I was told to sign a sheet that told me how I would be penalized if I was late ($$). I asked the receptionist what I would receive if the doctor was late. Of course she just laughed.

I was given a shot with out any pain meds also. It was extremely painful!!! I cried and cried and begged dr to stop. He just told me to hold still or needle could do more damage to my back. The doctor wrote in his report that I tolerated procedure very well.

After neck and back surgery I went back to clinic at the advice of my primary care doctor for alternative way to deal with chronic pain. I really want to get off meds, but the doctor said he didnt have any alternative methods for me. He suggested I try getting my nerve endings burnt!

No thanks
anne karwat

Chicago, IL

#11 Aug 21, 2014
What a joke it is have you there for 2 hours and bullshit around and tell you go to your old dr. No medications
joke drs

Chicago, IL

#12 Aug 21, 2014
Don't use them waste of your time
Berge 3

Oak Lawn, IL

#14 Mar 4, 2016
I only have the utmost praise and the highest regard for my treatment at Christ Hospital Pain Center in Oak Lawn. I have severe scoliosis and without the help I receive at the Pain Clinic I honestly do not know if I could walk at all without severe pain.
Dr. Jido is the most professional, informative and conscientious physicians I have had in my life. I do understand that there are those that do not have any tolerance at all for pain. They scream if they are given a normal shot. And - there are those that I consider "big babies". I have never ever had anything but the best in his treatment of my condition.
It is the nature of some types of treatment that it may hurt before it eases up. I can only imagine how certain people behave at the dentist. I know that there are many many people who depend on Dr. Jido to have quality of life. I have chatted with other patients in the waiting room and I never have spoken with anyone who were not helped by him. His staff always treats their patients with extreme care and are very pleasant and patient.
This doctor is the only doctor I have encountered who takes his Hippocratic oath to heart. His concern is his patient's well being. I my opinion he is not "into it" just for the money. I have observed doctors whose only concern it seems is how much money a patient will earn him.
I challenge those whose people who are stating negative remarks. I bet it is only due to their own making. How can any doctor work with people who are not cooperative?

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