A COMPLAINT AGAINST CROUSE HOSPITAL, #2
My name is Anne C Woodlen. I have been in Crouse Hospital in Syracuse for 84 days. I am in room 5008, and this is my complaint against Crouse Hospital for refusing to give me a diagnosis.
In the past year I’ve had half a dozen episodes of apparent neurological shutdown. I can hear but cannot speak, open my eyes, or move any part of my body. The episodes last about three hours.
I have had four episodes while inpatient at Crouse Hospital, the two most recent being November 29 and 30. On the 29th, I asked the attending hospitalist, Erkin Seytnazarov, M.D. (known to me only as “Dr. Erik”) to request a neurological consultation.
He refused to do it, stating that I “didn’t have a stroke or brain tumor so there was no need.” In fact, I have chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome (myalgic encephalomyelitis), which is a neuro-immune disease.
I persisted until Dr. Erik finally said he would order a neurological consultation. Five days later, no neurologist has seen me and the nurses report that there is nothing in the chart to indict that a neuro consult has been requested.
I am constantly concerned that this neurological shutdown will happen again. The nursing staff doesn’t know what to do or how to help me when these episodes occur. We all need the guidance of a neurologist.
I want Crouse Hospital to get a neurologist to see me right away to diagnose the problem.
Anne C Woodlen
Dec. 4, 2013