I was in the First Health Moore Regional Emergency Room yet again on April 25, 2015, because the stallion has slammed me into the gate post.
- I was in pain earlier that morning and had been slow to get down to the barn to put out the stallion. Stallions are creatures of habit, and they pretty much demand that you stick to a routine.
- And, it was spring, the all the mares are all cycling.
- So, this otherwise lovely stallion was very hormonal and extremely inpatient from being denied access to his mares.
- By the time I got to Sandro D, he was upset with me.
- As I walked him through the gate to the paddock he let me know how mad he was with me by using the full force of his 1,000 lbs. body to slam me into the gate post.
- The gate posts are 10″ solid full-round posts, eight feet long, with 3 feet of their length buried solidly in the ground, with the aid of an auger attached to a small skid steer.
- The effect of being slammed into the gate post is like hitting a concrete wall, and this is how I described what the stallion had done when I spoke with Dr. Peter A Tucich in the Emergency Room at First Health Moore Regional on the evening of April 25, 2015.
- And in his arrogance and ageist, misogynist stereotype-based ignorance, Dr. Tucich wrote in the chart that I had been “bumped by a horse.”
Here are videos of the stallion and the situation, simply to give you an idea of the size and power of these beautiful animals, who weigh roughly 1,000 lbs.
I would love for Dr. Tucich to try to lead the stallion through one of the gates, so that Dr. Tucich can experience getting “bumped” by the horse for himself, and then I’d like to see how Dr. Tucich would describe what he is feeling, that is, after he came out of the coma.
I am curious to see if Dr. Tucich would describe the huge responsibility I have for the horses and dogs Arthur Greenwood abandoned here as “playing with my pets.”
And I’m curious if Dr. Tucich would able to react one step ahead of a 1000 lbs. of horse, who might suddenly decide to take a step sideways for no apparent reason.
Dr. Tucich’s arrogance and dismissiveness is a reflection of his sheer ignorance. In all, Dr. Tucich never treated me with the simple dignity one would treat even an animal.
Dr. Tucich completely ignored what I said and refused to even consider that the pain in my chest had been caused by the stallion.
Worse, Dr. Tucich never bothered to actually examine me.
Not even something as basic as running his fingers across my chest, from my sternum outward, pressing gently and asking, “Does this hurt? Does this hurt? Does this?”
Instead, Tucich ignored me and belittled what I was saying about what had happened with the stallion, and insisted that I was about to have “a fatal cardiac event” entirely because of the previous sloppy inaccurate ER notes. Tucich flat out said that this was the third time I’d been to the Emergency Room for cardiac pain.
Not so fast Tucich.
Upon review, the ER visit on April 11, 2015 was at the request of Dr. Sionne George to “rule out a heart attack, just to be safe” pending an appointment with her on April 15, 2015.
And the EGK, blood work and chest x-ray on April 11, 2015 did exactly that, i.e,, ruled out a heart attack. So did the subsequent ER visit. Yet I was being told I was a risk for an imminent fatal cardiac event.
Tucich insisted that I allow myself to be admitted to the hospital for what would have been tens of thousands of dollars in completely unnecessary medical tests, which my insurance would not have paid for entirely, in order to rule out a cardiac condition that Tucich would have known I did not have, if Tucich had simply bothered to examine me. See comments of Bashore on May 26, 2015.
- Women my age, women who are abused;
- women who are weakened by poverty;
- and /or pain;
- women who appear alone for medical care; and
- most especially women who are alone when they seek Emergency Medical Care
are all at risk and are at an extreme disadvantage, because medical professionals:
- dismiss us,
- do not listen to us
- do not believe us,
- and or treat us like foolish children who are incapable of understanding or even giving accurate patient history’s.
When medical professionals rely upon their ignorance, stereotypes and prejudices, and then jump to erroneous conclusions, and then make stupid assumptions, their mistakes and lack of professionalism can be fatal.
The pain and other harm these arrogant unprofessional medical professionals do, because of their flawed judgments, bias, ageism, sexism, stereotypes and /or ignorant prejudices can be fatal.
This form of medical negligence and malpractice is entirely preventable.
Medical professionals and policy makers should be aware and respond to issues raised here with changes in policy.