Medical Profession in Douglas County

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Jan 2, 2013
 
Recently several people posted their concerns about poor quality medical care and possible mistreatment or patient abuse on 'Roseburg Craigslist Rants and Raves'.
There was also one or two positive reviews of medical care here. I am personally biased because of events I have experienced at local (and not local) medical facilities. Frankly, my concerns are of the "worst" end of the spectrum. Statistically around 180,000 people are dying each year because of medical accidents. I dont believe that Douglas County has above average care. I think Douglas County might be better at concocting a better looking image that doesnt reflect the real story.
Jesse boss

Roseburg, OR

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Jul 12, 2013
 

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Health care in roseburg, where do I start? First mercy medical Er, sent me home with a diagnosis of strep throat. I am a pre med student and am no dr but I do know strep doesn't cause a fever of 105.8. Severe infections do. Dr janelli I am going to take some of your money for not only misdiagnosing me but profiling me, demeaning me and almost killing me. Dr I had a ruptured eardrum that drained through my Eustachian tube into the glands in my neck. I repeatedly told you my head hurt. You did not even look in my ears.???!!! Wtf strep rarely causes a fever over 101.5 . Thanks to my pcp he found the issue and treated me immediately for my ruptured ear drum. I almost died that night you arrogant prick. And I will cost you your job and rep or you will fix my ear.

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Jul 12, 2013
 
Jesse boss wrote:
Health care in roseburg, where do I start? First mercy medical Er, sent me home with a diagnosis of strep throat. I am a pre med student and am no dr but I do know strep doesn't cause a fever of 105.8. Severe infections do....(edited for space)..... Thanks to my pcp he found the issue and treated me immediately for my ruptured ear drum. I almost died that night you arrogant prick. And I will cost you your job and rep or you will fix my ear.
So, you recieved very poor quality care. And your PCP corrected the issue. I am not a lawer, but my guess is that you dont have much of a case against Mercy. Unless they listen to you and adjust the bill, you will have to pay anyway. The doctors bill through their own network. Sometimes Mercy Hospital will adjust their part of the bill, and the doctor billing network will refuse to adjust their part. Unless you can prove lasting damage to your ear as a result of the ER Doctor at Mercy, I doubt that the ER doctor could be held liable for that either. I mean, He didnt damage your ear, right? However, you might want to talk to a malpractice attorney about the issue to get their take. Also, after things settle down and you have considered all the options and gotten legal advise, you might consider reviewing the doctor on the online doctor rating sites. I wouldnt recommend putting his name on blogs just yet.
candace wene

Sutherlin, OR

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Jul 23, 2013
 
Ok where do I start with Mercy Hospital Emergency..let see Brianna Wheaton for one..Died at age 17 becouse of an emergency room doctor focused on not helping her.Merca infection not diagnosed becouse she was sent home they thought she was drug addict. My husband won't go..They almost killed me trying to put a medi port in..gee need I explain more..Cancer patient I don't get help if I even go..they lack sympathy for the ill..don't think everyone in Roseburg is drug seeking..Brianna wasn't. She's dead
Burg2burg

Roseburg, OR

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Oct 12, 2013
 
I have heard stories of patients who feel they may have enrolled in a patient elimination program unknowingly. Its best to keep your own records.
sillyvgirly

Roseburg, OR

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Oct 13, 2013
 
This entire county is screwed when it comes to treating patients with anything other that a cold. My teenage son broke his wrist in three places, was sent home and told he didnt have any breaks. Then the radiologist reported it was not broken as well. I had to get a second opinion from a orthopeidic doctor who confirmed it was broken in three places. I have lupus and rhomatiod arthritis. The hospital and local doctors treat me like im seeking drugs and brush me off. When I asked to be reffered to OHSU I get dropped by my doctor! Wtf!!!!
CCC

Roseburg, OR

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Oct 14, 2013
 
A couple of times I have been told that my paperwork had disappeared.
The problem (reason I dont believe that) is that a few times I asked some basic questions and something went horribly wrong. I have seen DRs and nurses sort of go into a trance. Also become highly agitated. If they are being truthful, that shouldn't happen. It's a really bad indication. Whats interesting is that the times I thought they were lying or trying to intimidate me seemed to reinforce the idea in my mind that I probably shouldn't talk. Maybe that is the idea. I always felt like if I talked, something much worse might happen the next time I went to the Dr.
Oregon Patients Rights

Roseburg, OR

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Nov 11, 2013
 
Because of problems with the control of the local medical community from a few doctors (and others) associated with DCIPA, folks in Douglas County have joined together to try to make this a better place for medical care for all. Oregon Patients Rights Association will be meeting this Thursday from 3 to 5 pm in room 310 at the Douglas County Courthouse. The only way things will improve is for patients to understand and effectively exercise the rights we have.
OPRA believes that there really are only a few bad actors in our local medical community and that other medical providers are being forced to comply with DCIPA's rules or they face being blackballed from receiving the benefit of DCIPA's (now Architrave) Medicare and Medicaid contracts.
To learn more check out opra4dc.blogspot.com or check out Oregon Patients Rights Association on Facebook.
Roseburg Oregon

Roseburg, OR

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Feb 6, 2014
 
Its always good to study, ask questions, and develop your own opinions.
I don't put faith in people very much anymore.
CCC

Roseburg, OR

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Monday Aug 18
 
Roseburg VA may have been falsifying records. I have wondered about this in the private sector for some time. Now its come out in the government sector. In time, I believe the same problems will become apparent in the private sector as well.

The following is a excerpt from the News Review with a link.

"A new federal report has revealed Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center workers were told to falsify records, a finding that should lead to the firing of managers responsible for the deception, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio said Wednesday.

The Veterans Health Administration reported that 30 percent of the Roseburg VA employees surveyed said they had been instructed to falsify the date a veteran asked for an appointment to see a doctor."

http://www.nrtoday.com/news/12414653-113/rose...

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