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2.0 August 4th, 2013
I thought that I had a doctor whom I could depend on
Negative CommentsI thought that I had a doctor whom I could rely on. I have had a neurological problem for quite some time, and I thought that I could rely on Dr. Swader. Then when it came time for my problem to get a lot worst and send me to the emergency room, the E.R. doctor in the hospital next door phoned Dr. Swader, BUT1. She would not come to the E.R. to see me.2. She would not direct the E.R. staff to put me in a wheelchair and send me to her office for any attention - not even at the end of her office day. 3. She wanted me to come back the next week, four-to-five days later, at 7:30 a.m., despite the fact that nearly every morning, I am too sick to be up and around that early. 4. Also, I do not drive because I am disabled and I cannot afford a car, and in any case I WOULD NOT be driving under those conditions because I have been too sick to safely to do. Also, I do not have a wife, brother, sister, father, mother, aunt, uncle, or cousin available to drive to me doctor's offices. Dr. Swader knows that my mother, who was a patient of hers, too, is deceased, and my father is blind - she knows because he visited her with my mother - and that I don't have any brothers at all, and I don't have any relatives in this whole county or a nearby one. My uncle, who lives two counties away, is also disabled with heart disease. If nothing else, Dr. Swader could have had me admitted to the hospital until a neurologist could have attended to me, but Dr. Swader would not do that, either. Besides that, this is fairly-small town, and Dr. Swader would not arrange for another doctor to take care of me, such as by sending me to Birmingham, Nashville, Atlanta, Huntsville, etc.