CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE -- I was treated like I was not important at all. The ER Dr. Would not look at my neck nor my MRI which would have told them I am in excruciating pain. They could have given me a shot. Or something. All they gave me was an ultram and that was three hours ago and I'm still in tears due to how bad I am hurting. My blood pressure was 172/104 which should have been the first clue to how bad I'm hurting. But everything I said was ignored and I'm still hurting extremely bad. Not usually one to complain, I do apologize.
CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE -- It is sad to say but in the southern part of the United States Chattanooga is served by Erlanger...supposedly their best Hospital. I realize the south isn't a hive of intellectuals, but ERLANGER HOSPITAL IS STILL IN THE 19TH CENTURY! LONG WAITS, UNPROFESSIONAL CARE AND 3RD CLASS PATIENT COMMUNICATION. I FOUND MYSELF IN NEED OF MEDICAL CARE AND WAS TREATED IN A LESS THAN COMPETENT MANNER. I WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER TO FLY OUT OF THEIR AND TO A REAL CITY WITH STATE OF THE ART CARE.
DON'T GET SICK IN TENNESSEE.
CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE -- Recently I had a horrible experience at Erlanger hospital, (Erlanger North), in Chattanooga, TN. After almost two full weeks of stress and depression, mainly due to work and general issues, I had a breakdown one night and needed a doctor badly. Well, after waiting for almost 3 hours I was admitted, only to be ridiculed and told that they "weren't a psych ward for the crazies"!!!
As I explained to them I had never had these symptoms persist like this and the anxiety attacks and depression felt like I was dying, they told me to take 1 or 2 Benadryl and try to sleep. Well it was 4:00am by now and I was irate.
I have heard many other complaints about this hospital and now I know the truth... if you really are in need of a doctor, DO NOT visit Erlanger North.