Went at night around 11PM due to bad pain in my abdominal area. I have an issue that I have yet to have diagnosed and was hoping to get a CT scan to give to my gastroenterologist.
I also requested them to do a blood test thinking that they could screen for cancer. When it came time to take blood the RN was very inexperienced or messed me up on purpose. It took him five insertions to find my vein. He caused heavy bruising and internal bleeding on my left arm. That was almost a month ago and I still haven't fully healed.
Gentleman had very bad tribal sleeve tattoos and a bad attitude.
Hard to not recognize that.
If he attempts to take your blood SAY NO AND REQUEST SOMEONE ELSE.
I have a high pain tolerance and can tolerate the attitude so I just went ahead and let him wiggle the needle around as much as he needed.
That was a big mistake on my part.
They took me back to the ER room.
I sat there for about 45 minutes.
A doctor literally came in and told me there was nothing they could do.
That I would have to see a GI doctor.
I asked about a scan and was then told again that I would have to see a GI doctor for that.
Also the doctor politely informed me that they can't screen for cancer with that blood test and that it was mainly for testing alcohol levels and hemoglobin levels.
So I basically paid $1,300 to have basic non-screen bloodwork done and a scheduling with a GI doctor (which I already have a GI doctor).
So basically I got ripped off for over $1,300.
And I'm just now getting to my CT scan a month later thanks to them and now have further developing complications due to waiting.