In Dec 20...16 I was admitted for a pulmonary embolism, I was in the hospital for 2 days. When I received my bill after getting home, I called to make a payment. Literally the woman told me they were switching billing systems and she didn't have the full amount owed? I made a partial payment and she said they would bill me for the rest. I literally never received a bill and quite honestly, I forgot about it, which is my fault, but with recovery and some other medical things, it is easy to forget. Come to get a call last week that it is in collection
In the months after the embolism, I went to the ER several times for precaution
Today, I received another bill from them for an ER co-pay from 4/26/
Get your s*** together, for real.
I don't believe that is a honest business practice; to shake down people for money by threatenin
I've paid all my bills, and their stellar bookkeepin
I'm never going here again. Can't stand the unprofessi
I just wanted to add that I've had some absolutely
I went there for bloodwork.
She comes back 30 seconds later and says she missed one of the codes and has to get more tubes. She then tries to go into the SAME spot, causing me pain a good week-long bruise.
A few days later, expecting my results, I get a call saying that LabCorp couldn't accept my blood because they (the lab) spelled my name wrong and they couldn't verify my name when called and I had to come back in for bloodwork.
A WEEK later, I FINALLY get my results. There was about 6 results missing because frozen plasma was not recieved. I didn't know anything about it, but I figured my doctor ordered that test for a reason, knowing it required frozen plasma. I get a call from my doctor for review of my blooodwork
So, my Rhuematolo
In honor of Valentine's Day, CalvertHealth is celebrating American Heart Month! Click the link below to read more about how the medical center's outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program is helping our community get heart healthy.
#NationalCancerPreventionMonth While there are no specific age guidelines, most skin cancers can be found early with regular exams, and according to Dr. Faris Hawit, "You cannot underestimate the importance of self-examination using the ABCDEs of Melanoma." Dr. Hawit stresses that the "E" for evolving is the most important.
Talk to your doctor about your risk and how often you should have your skin examined.
Learn more about cancer prevention and screening at: https://www.calverthealthmedicine.org/CancerScreeningTestsF…
#FebruaryIsNationalCancerPreventionMonth #LungHealth Regular screenings can increase the chances of detecting certain cancers earlier - when they might be easier to treat. According to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), screening guidelines for those who smoke or have quit within the past 15 years are:
• Ages 55-74 with a 30 pack-year smoking history may benefit an annual low-dose CT scan
To learn more about screening guidelines, visit the link below: ...
Regular screenings can increase the chances of detecting certain cancers earlier, when they might be easier to treat. According to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), screening guidelines for cervical cancer suggest:
• Beginning at age 21, women should have a Pap test every 3 years
• From ages 30-65, women should have a Pap test and HPV test every 5 years
February is Cancer Prevention Month. Cancer screening increases the chances of detecting certain cancers early, when they might be easier to treat. Click the link below to learn more about screening guidelines, as well as answers to our most frequently asked questions:
Did you know that physical and occupational therapy is not just for adults, but children too? With the help of occupational therapy, children can improve cognitive skills and enhance development. To learn more about CalvertHealth’s one-on-one pediatric occupational and physical therapy programs, click the link below.
As we enter the peak of flu season, CalvertHealth Medical Center continues to see a heavy volume of ER visits and admissions associated with the flu. To limit the potential spread of the flu within the medical center and among patients, CHMC is limiting the visitation of children under the age of 18 and those that are experiencing cold/flu-like symptoms. Click the link for more information:
Check out the Winter 2018 issue of CalvertHealth magazine! Featured on the cover is Darrell Wood, 70, of Benedict, who is breathing easier after seeking treatment through CalvertHealth’s Lung Health Program. Mr. Wood read about the program in the Spring 2017 issue of the magazine.
It sure is cold outside! If you are visiting the medical center campus, keep an eye out for our guest shuttle which will transport you from the parking lot to any building on the campus. For your convenience, complimentary valet parking is also available in front of the Medical Office Building weekdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
As we enter the peak of influenza (flu) season, the rates are high and widespread throughout Maryland. At CalvertHealth Medical Center (CHMC), we are seeing a heavy volume of ER visits and admissions associated with the flu. Although vaccinating against the flu is still the best line of defense, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this year’s vaccine is only 30% effective against the H3N2 virus.
To limit the potential spread of influenza within... the medical center and among our patients, CHMC is limiting the visitation of children under the age of 18 and those that are experiencing cold/flu-like symptoms.
To protect our patients and prevent the spread of influenza:
• Wash your hands before and after visiting. Hand-washing stations are located on each patient floor.
• Do not visit if you are currently experiencing cold/flu-like symptoms or if you have recently been ill.
• No children under the age of 18 may visit at this time.
Patient safety and the overall health of our community is our primary concern. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Upon getting engaged, Brittany [Johnson] Millsap set a wedding date in October 2018. After her father was diagnosed with AL amyloidosis, the family would move the wedding date up two more times to ensure that Brittany and her father could share the moment where he would walk her down the aisle.
When he was admitted to CalvertHealth Medical Center on Thursday, January 4, Mr. Johnson told the staff the story of his daughter’s wedding – which was now to take place on Saturday, ...January 6. He was determined to be released in time to walk his daughter down the aisle.
On Friday, January 5, when the family learned that Mr. Johnson would likely not be released, the bride-to-be and her best friend worked with the staff at CalvertHealth Medical Center to set a plan into motion that would allow Mr. Johnson to be in attendance when his daughter said her vows.
Later that evening, Mr. Johnson was moved into a larger room that staff had decorated with a lit tree and flowers from other areas of the medical center. Mrs. Johnson said, “It was beautiful what they were able to do for us. And none of it would have been possible had those nurses not been determined to make it happen.” She continued, “I get very emotional talking about it, but my husband and I are so appreciative of what the staff at Calvert did for us and our daughter.”
The couple did move forward with their ceremony on Saturday, January 6 so that family and friends would have the chance to be part of this milestone in their lives, but they officially became Mr. and Mrs. Millsap in a quiet, intimate service on Level 2 of CalvertHealth Medical Center with the bride’s dad looking on.
Mr. Johnson is now home spending time with family.
Photos courtesy of the Johnson Family and Candace Nicole Photography.
CalvertHealth Medical Center and its departments will continue to operate as normal.
Due to inclement weather, many CalvertHealth medical offices will be opening as follows on Friday, Jan. 5:
Opening at 10 a.m.:...
Primary Care – Dunkirk, Lusby, Prince Frederick, Solomons and Twin Beaches
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Hematology & Oncology
Pain & Physical Medicine (located in the Calvert Medical Arts Building)
CalvertHealth Outpatient Rehabilitation – Dunkirk, Prince Frederick and Solomons
Outpatient Laboratory Services – Solomons and Prince Frederick (located in the Calvert Medical Arts Building)