re: waiting, you can thank all the people who constantly abuse ER services for things that aren't emergencies for making wait times as bad as they are.
your article is hilarious. not because of the way it's written, but because of the sense of entitlement that you managed to ooze with every sentence. it's painfully obvious that you have absolutely no concept of how emergency medicine works, or how hospitals and emergency rooms function. it's not a first-come-first-served sort of business model. an EXTREMELY WELL-TRAINED doctor or nurse with many years of school and probably many years of experience in their field evaluates your symptoms and based on that, will prioritize your care. if someone comes in and is having a massive heart attack at the same time a person comes in with the flu (as an example), they're going to give priority to the heart attack (duh.) you can't honestly claim to have any concept of what the staff of the hospital are doing behind the scenes based on what you see in the waiting room.
yes it sucks that you had to wait. yes it sucks that you had to be out of work for a week or whatever. i still feel like your characterization of medical professionals doing their jobs is pretty crappy, and based on your experience as described in this article, is totally unwarranted.
@greenley- what medical experience or training do you have that gives you any right to judge whether medical professionals know/don't know what they're doing? it doesn't matter where you go, pres, unmh or lovelace, you're going to be in good hands. they will take care of you. it's their job.