UPDATE : I left the hosp yesterday evening and it wasnt a pleasant exit. This is a review on my "Doctors". My original PA hardly saw her and she didnt seem to do anything to find out what was going on with me. When I came in I was in horrible pain in my stomach, come to find out I had pancreatitis. I understood that but I also understood that I was still in pain after I ate. I was on 24 hr NPO then clear liq, I couldnt tolerate the beef broth I was drinking. Now if I was a dr I would be concerned that my pt wasnt able to drink even after labs came back that my lipase was back to normal. Something is obviously not right. Nothing was done to find out the answer. I layed in bed getting NS and MORPHINE EVERY 4 HOURS FOR MY PAIN for 4 days. I had 1 CT the 1st day I was there and that's it. I had 2 rounds of blood work. Once things looked normal concerning the pancreatitis I was no longer cared for. Now the 2nd Dr I saw, that my family and i requested because my 1st Dr said " oh your fine eat normal" I had 1/4 of cake and doubled over in pain crying and guess what. NADA. Enter new Dr. Anfter rambling and raising his voice at my mother and I he said " there are no tests to be done. You are not in here for anything other than pancreatitis. You have functional diarrhea. The pain is all in your head. " he then stormed out. If my PT was having so much pain on the constant that she couldnt eat anything due to pain I would be concerned and do everything I could to find out why that was. I only had pancreatitis? No sir I didnt you arrogant....Screw you. You sir DO NOT need to be a Dr. You sir do not understand the hippocratic oath. You sir suck at bedside matter. When I find out the reason behind this pain I will come to you and shove the diagnosis in your face and remind you when you became a Dr it was to treat the whole person and ALL symptoms not just one. Good thing your NURSES ARE ON POINT AND ACTUALLY GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOUR PATIENTS !!!!
I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug.
I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.