EXCELA Health Horror Stories

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who is sick and why

Latrobe, PA

#1 Jun 20, 2011
Let's all share EXCELA Health horror stories.

While we can use various corporation names, like Chestnut Ridge, which is affiliated with EXCELA Health:

-----Let's not use primary care physicians' names, since they are not public figures. However, one can be "creative" in describing their poor provider, the location of their inadequate provider, if one wants.

“Ruining lives since 2010”

Since: Sep 10

Chromium, Cobalt, & Lead, PA

#2 Jun 20, 2011
Before EXCELA took control of LAtrobe Hospital, there was a local surgeon, who was operating and leaving his patients crippled. He supposedly "died" in a boating accident, after he left Latrobe Hospital.

Wonder what ever happened to all those people, who's lives changed, because he was poorly performing surgeries, and leaving people without abilities to walk, use body parts, etc.

“Ruining lives since 2010”

Since: Sep 10

Chromium, Cobalt, & Lead, PA

#3 Jun 20, 2011
Let's not forget the ovaries that "went missing" between the operating room and the lab, at Latrobe Hospital, 2010.(TRIB newspaper article)

“Ruining lives since 2010”

Since: Sep 10

Chromium, Cobalt, & Lead, PA

#4 Jun 20, 2011
And, we have to consider the unneeded heart surgery, "stents", which were put in at Greensburg, EXCELA HEALTH,(reported in TRIB 2011).

“Ruining lives since 2010”

Since: Sep 10

Chromium, Cobalt, & Lead, PA

#6 Jun 20, 2011
PA STATE Board of Medicine Complaints Website

www.dos.state.pa.us

“Ruining lives since 2010”

Since: Sep 10

Chromium, Cobalt, & Lead, PA

#7 Jun 20, 2011
Complaints for both:

Doctors of Osteopathy

Medical Doctors

are taken by:

www.dos.state.pa.us
serenity

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Jun 21, 2011
This article was on TribLive today...

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtri...
Dr Gets Ya Loaded

Latrobe, PA

#9 Jun 21, 2011
Well, the ER at Latrobe needs to be investigated for either starting the addiction of a local woman, or contributing so much to her addiction that she was never able to over come her needs.

See the "Mole Mama gets arrested again" thread.

Since: Jan 11

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#10 Jun 21, 2011
They need a federal auditor, don't they? Everyone needs a federal auditor.
Dr Gets Ya Loaded

Latrobe, PA

#11 Jun 21, 2011
Jim Moz wrote:
They need a federal auditor, don't they? Everyone needs a federal auditor.
I know your writing voice by now, and I know you're being funny...that makes me chuckle...

“Ruining lives since 2010”

Since: Sep 10

Chromium, Cobalt, & Lead, PA

#12 Jun 21, 2011
Here's my new personal story:
For 3.5 years, I've been telling Dr. "Threw punches at LLClub" that I'm getting stiffness, which is growing up and down along my spine, 2006-2001, stiffness and swelling into my hands, 2007-2011; all from when started in my feet in 2005.
-----Dr. Punch did NOTHING for these SERIOUS symptoms
This spring I had tingling from my knees to my toes, both sides for 6-8weeks. I had toes on fire at 1:00 in the afternoon, and ice cold toes at 6:00 in the evening, and freezing toes at 10:00 at night.
-----Dr. Punch did NOTHING for these SERIOUS symptoms.
I've explained that I can't walk in the morning, cannot use the steps in the morning without using both hands to support my self, that I couldn't get up twice this spring from a stooped at the knew position (no brain signals), and several morning this spring, I could not get my own jeans put own because I had to bend over and lean against a wall, to put on my jeans.
Dr. Chestnut Ridge, on the third visit to report this said that,
"Well, it's good that's all over with .!"
Then, Dr. Punch did NOTHING for these SERIOUS symptoms
On the fth Visit to Dr. Thrwos a Punch at the Club, with a "witness" there with me, he tells her that he think I have non-serological RA,; yes had no treatment plan stranger than celebrex or Mobic which do nothig, as did Plaquinil and Sulfa salazine.
In fact, my recercch has shown that the anti-biotic mayve had caused the problems both with Doxycycline, and with CIPRO.
Thank Bald Chestnut Ridge for Billing me health insurance providers for your biased, sub-stanrard medical care, which after provided me 3.5 years later --- no dianosis on paper, no treatmentplan on paper, no problem to watch out for, and no future plans if thes plans fail.
What a dop MD you are!@#!$$%^#%
In the evening still, I can't walk without shoes on or I have SEVERE bone/tendon pain in my ankesl and feet.

Since: Oct 10

Grafton, OH

#15 Jun 22, 2011
The only thing I can say is...why did you keep going to the same doctor. You seem to do enough research...you could have researched your symptoms, had a general idea as to what was going on and then sought the proper medical care. We live right outside of Pittsburgh with a multitude of specialists...I just don't understand why you didn't take that path?
relay

Latrobe, PA

#18 Jun 22, 2011
hearing rumors about excela's refusal to donate anything to the RElay for Life walk last weekend

did they sponsor a team
Guest

Lebanon, MO

#19 Jun 22, 2011
LatrobeanAtHeart wrote:
The only thing I can say is...why did you keep going to the same doctor. You seem to do enough research...you could have researched your symptoms, had a general idea as to what was going on and then sought the proper medical care. We live right outside of Pittsburgh with a multitude of specialists...I just don't understand why you didn't take that path?
I'm not speaking for 5WR here but from my own experience in being disabled.

You don't get carte blanche with Medicaid/Medicare. Finding Dr's that accept it are few. It takes months to get a treatment going and to see the results. Then IF you're luck after wasting time with that route, you get a referral to a specialist. Again, its not unusual to spend 3 months to wait for an appointment.

You don't get the 'Brass Ring' when you're disabled. I'll trade any day.
lat

Apollo, PA

#20 Jun 22, 2011
First why on earth would you continue to go to a doctor that a)didn't believe you or b)had no interest in treating you? You claimed to be so proactive in your mums care and sought out everything under the sun for her that i'm just not buying you not doing the same for yourself.

if they had no treatment plan or diagnosis then why were they prescribing those (celebrex or Mobic,Plaquinil and Sulfa salazine) medications for you?

Why did you not insist on x rays or mri's? Arthritis can be diagnosed from those

“Ruining lives since 2010”

Since: Sep 10

Chromium, Cobalt, & Lead, PA

#22 Jun 22, 2011
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not speaking for 5WR here but from my own experience in being disabled.
You don't get carte blanche with Medicaid/Medicare. Finding Dr's that accept it are few. It takes months to get a treatment going and to see the results. Then IF you're luck after wasting time with that route, you get a referral to a specialist. Again, its not unusual to spend 3 months to wait for an appointment.
You don't get the 'Brass Ring' when you're disabled. I'll trade any day.
I don't limit myself with an HMO, I am free to go wherever I want.

I can see a Specialist, Dr. "Throws a Punch" didn't care whom I saw, in fact, he really knew no one to send me to, at all!

What a loser!

In fact, Medicare will pay for anything that the Md orders, because I called Medicare and complained, and asked for explanations of what gets covered and what doesn't!

“Ruining lives since 2010”

Since: Sep 10

Chromium, Cobalt, & Lead, PA

#23 Jun 22, 2011
lat wrote:
Arthritis can be diagnosed from those
I was amazing with my mother's care.

I was able to look at it, but with my own care, I'm just as stubborn as she was, with her own body, and "willfulness" to deal with things.

Whatever happened this spring, the stiffness started in December, and by the end of February, and throughout March, I had the tingling, the burning, the inability to stand when stopped down,(happened over two days), the inability to walk in the a.m.

“Ruining lives since 2010”

Since: Sep 10

Chromium, Cobalt, & Lead, PA

#24 Jun 22, 2011
My typing was very bad in the longer post. I was very tired last night when I posted it at midnight. Worst typing while sleepy, ever!
lat

Apollo, PA

#25 Jun 22, 2011
fwr if you are still having that numb feeling there is a dr right at mt view beside that bank he deals with pains that most drs can't figure out. He is very good and listens to his patients you might want to give him a try

“Ruining lives since 2010”

Since: Sep 10

Chromium, Cobalt, & Lead, PA

#26 Jun 22, 2011
LatrobeanAtHeart wrote:
The only thing I can say is...why did you keep going to the same doctor. You seem to do enough research...you could have researched your symptoms, had a general idea as to what was going on and then sought the proper medical care. We live right outside of Pittsburgh with a multitude of specialists...I just don't understand why you didn't take that path?
I "did" research my symptoms, I "do" have a few major conditions for which I should be treated. It "is" so bad that I've had to ARGUE for ENBREL or methotrexate (but not under the management or care of local MD).

He took my health insurance co-pays for 3.5 years.

Then, when I started to complain, he didn't like that.

Further, it was -- WAS -- the Pittsburgh MDs (and even a Greensburg, PA groups, too) telling me that he wasn't managing my care properly!

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