The worst experience of my life! I would drive to Los Angeles in the immense pain I was in to avoid ever returning to this hospital The ER was extremely slow, with only 3 other patients in the waiting... more room. When I asked the woman registering me if I could get in soon, she laughed and said get in line! I had a Crohn's flare up with pain that was excruciating, and had to endure this for 1 ½ hours until I could get pain medication, and then it wasn't enough and kept wearing off. It would take 45 minutes to get someone to administer more medication. The doctor was incompetent , and knew absolutely zero about Crohn's. On top of it, he kept complaining how tired he was. I went over my past experience with these flare ups, and explained what needed to be done, without any acknowledgment or response from this "doctor". I would avoid this "hospital" at all costs. Go to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, as it's well worth the trip!
Today i took my mom to the Santa Barbara emergency room. She had been in alot of pain the night before to the point she could not make it to work in the morning. She has syst in her knees that make it... more hard for her to walk or stand. The dr. on dudty Dr.Yao spent less then 5 mins with her ...he was very rude and short with her and turned her away as well as telling her she needed to see her regular dr and he could do anything! Not even check it out, give her anything for her pain or at least run a MRI. I was shocked to see her come out so fast in tears as her only and last resort turned her away. We as a local family of Santa Barbara know now that the Santa Barbara emergency room Dr are of no help when we are in need. We will defiantly go to The new Goleta Cottage Emergency room instead for the simple fact that they are way more compassionate and understanding.
I went in to the Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara after feeling like I was going to faint a couple times the day before and was experiencing shortness of breath. I had recently been treated for pneumonia... more so they did some blood work and a chest xray. The doctors that treated me were completely negligent in my treatment because of my age (25). They took one look at my xray, and said it was clear, and kicked me out before looking at the radiologists report that pointed out a lung nodule on my xray. Turns out, I had a 2.4 cm nodule revealed by a ct scan in the following weeks. I am extremely disappointed in the lack of professionalism from the doctors at Cottage in the Emergency Department, and there lack of care in treating there patients. I would have hoped that someone that worked in the medical field would at least care enough about people to do there job decently. My Dr's name was John Anis. I would be suing this hospital and the doctor who neglected my health if I had the time and the funds to do so. Everyone, please ensure you are receiving proper care when at this hospital because some Doctors don't care.
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 14.3% (1.7% below the national rate)
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