Monday, July 07, 2008

This is from a friend, re: a mutual acquaintance who is a medical resident:

"We went to a beach on the river with Inge. She said something that might interest you: that she was shocked when she saw how C-sections are performed. The part that shocked her was that the drs just slap together the stomach muscles and sew them together instead of trying to make a nice seam. That's why so many women have protruding guts after C-sections."


Blogger momto2 said...

I am a patient who was blessed to have Claudia Holland deliver my children. I screamed and begged for a c-section after laboring for 15 hours without pain killers. She said, "you will lose too much blood, you can do this." and coached me through my entire labor until my baby was born. I am grateful to her for not rushing the process. Things were touch and go and she reassured me that I was OK and so was my baby and never once acted unprofessionally. I have since recommended many friends who have the highest of standards and they all love her.

2:27 PM  
Blogger 4Moms2B said...

Suppose you hire an electrician who blows up your kitchen because he was drunk that day. You complain, maybe sue him. Others come out and say, "Well he worked on my kitchen and did a great job! And he was a really funny chap!" That doesn't mean it's okay that he blew up your kitchen.

Or suppose a woman goes to the dentist. He drugs and rapes her. His other patients say, "Well I just love him! I hardly felt a thing when he gave me a root canal." That doesn't make the rape okay.

All I can say is, maybe Dr. Holland learned something about how to treat patients (or has had to). Good for you and your many friends. I hope the St. Luke's-Roosevelt takes more responsibility for what goes on within its walls too.

7:40 PM  
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11:57 AM  
Blogger ~M said...

I wanted to let you know that I attended the birth of a friend at Roosevelt Hospital the other day. I had told my friend about your blog and when we found out that Dr. Holland was on call, we requested another doctor. We ended up with Dr. Blank who would do my friends cesarean. While I was waiting to go into the OR with her, I heard Dr. Holland talking at the desk saying how she was suppose to be doing the c-section and the person with the patient has a problem with me and that's why I can't be in there. She was sitting there talking so much crap about me (she had seen me before) that it made me laugh, and I'm really glad you started this blog.

8:23 PM  
Blogger 4Moms2B said...

I'm glad you were able to help your friend! I DEARLY wish someone had said something to me before I fell into the hands of Dr. Holland.

This information should be readily available so patients don't suddenly get the wrong dr. at the last minute, like your friend, who nearly got her as the dr. on call.

5:28 AM  
Blogger ~M said...

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1:35 AM  

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