Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Olympia Medical Center...worst hospital facility in Los Angeles! Dr. Shadi and Dr. Mario Rosenberg both quacks!
A local resident was in for a rude (insulting?) surprise when they were rushed to "Emergency" at the Olympia Medical Center (formerly known as the Olympic) in Los Angeles after suffering severe stomach and chest pains.
Shortly after a urine sample was taken, a Doctor – by the name of Jeffrey Tsai – strolled in to inform the patient that the lab tests revealed two infections that appeared to be the cause of the physical ailments.
But, imagine how the patient felt when the good doctor informed the middle-aged man that one of the infections was due to an STD (sexually-transmitted disease).
The patient immediately informed the doctor that it was quite impossible; after all, he hadn’t had any sexual relations with anyone (though he was embarrassed to admit it) for almost two years.
“I’ve been quite ill, and not feeling very attractive, so I haven’t responded to any sexual advances or overtures,” he noted emphatically.
"Over the past few months, doctors have conducted a number of blood and urine tests at various facilities around town, and the results were always negative."
Dr. Tsai either misdiagnosed the problem - or in the alternative – the lab must have mixed up his urine samples with those of another patient in the emergency department that night.
No wonder Olympia has a reputation for being one of the worst hospitals in the Los Angeles!
In recent years, patients have complained about botched foot surgeries, incompetent doctors, nurses that don’t speak English, you name it.
Sometimes the behaviour of doctors was baffling, too.
Although one individual was in serious pain– one practitioner by the name of Doctor Shadi - refused to write a prescription for a pain killer of any strength. When the patient noted that they would go to another hospital for relief, if necessary, Shadi simply shrugged and told the nurse to process the discharge papers.
When the doctor did so, however, he tried to protect his own butt (in a deceitful bold-face effort to avoid liability) by instructing the nurse to have the patient sign a release that stated the individual was checking out of hospital against the advice of the physician!
Nothing could be further from the truth.
“I won’t sign that,” the patient huffed to the nurse.
“I’m leaving because the doctor is negligent and guilty of malpractice.”
Another questionable specialist who tends to patients at Olympia – Dr. Mario Rosenberg – is an incompetent (dishonest?) physician that turns up at hospitals everywhere around the city like an old penny.
After being discharged from the hospital, patients were shocked to learn they were unable to make a follow-up appointment outside of the facility because Rosenberg doesn’t have his own office!
When concerned individuals tried to contact Rosenberg at a Beverly Hills address printed on his business card, they were duly informed that Dr. Rosenberg didn't rent any office space at the location.
Patients who conducted a search on Rosenberg on google later were taken aback to read news reports on the Internet that noted charges had been brought against the foreign-born physician for alleged insurance fraud.
Reporters noted for the record, by the way, that Rosenberg worked out of Cedars-Sinai Hospital and was on the Board of Directors at Herbalife!
Rosenberg is great at calling in a host of specialists during a patient’s visit, but rarely resolves the patient’s medical condition to their satisfaction.
But, the insurance company will be billed - probably overcharged - you can bet on that!
I wonder, does this man actually have a license to practice medicine in the State of California (or anywhere in the U.S. for that matter)?
Does Olympia Medical Center care?
I say, avoid this hospital like the plague.
Your life may depend on it.