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Forsyth Medical Center

Forsyth Medical Center

Hospital
11 reviews

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Ratings for Forsyth Medical Center

5
Cleanliness
5
Facilities
5
Services
5
Value

I presented to the ER, at the height of Flu season, with an open wound on my toe on one foot and cellulitis on my opposite leg. I was admitted to the hospital but without beds I was held up in the ER where I was eventually parked in the hall for 21 hours. The next day I was moved to their oncology ward where I was never treated better! The food was healthy and tasty, my diet was considered when ordering meals, blood glucose closely monitored and I underwent a very successful surgery to remove half of a digit to my offended toe. Under the care of infectious desease (Cellulitis), a podiatrist, and the house doc for my diabetic & blood pressure issues I feel that I was very supported in this Hospital and would easily return and recommend this hospital to anyone in need!

flag | Submitted April 22, 2019

2
Cleanliness
3
Facilities
2
Services
2
Value

No paper or cloth towels in patient bath for 12+ hrs.

flag | Submitted October 31, 2017

1
Cleanliness
2
Facilities
1
Services
2
Value

This facility is the worst, dirtiest and unmaintained place. I visit hospitals frequently and wouldn't bring my dog her for medical attention. I would list all the inadequacy and incompetence during the several day stay, but the words above fairly and adequately describe the entire experience. Novant has failed miserably at focusing on the patient, it is all about process. To get something simple it to hours because 10 people or groups where involved to make it happen. On the positive side the one process the do have right is the food service. (Pick up the phone, order, food delivered in less than 45min). If you can, avoid this place.

flag | Submitted September 17, 2017

1
Cleanliness
1
Facilities
1
Services
1
Value

Horrible, inept and dangerous staff. Dirty phone in room, CNA refused to bathe my father. Overdosed on insulin. The worst hospital I have ever had the misfortune of having to have a loved one admitted to. Avoid Novant Health and Forsyth Medical Center.

flag | Submitted August 19, 2016

1
Cleanliness
1
Facilities
1
Services
1
Value

Worse hospital in the area. Been there several times & no matter what floor you are on, it seems the staff could care less about you or your loved one. They treat the elderly & dementia patients horrible. They need to take a class on how to treat the elderly with dementia. It doesn't do any good to complain because it gets no where. There are very few nurses there that care but only a few from what I have seen. Someone needs to go undercover in that place to see what is really happening. If you or your loved one is not capable of looking after themselves while there, Don't leave them alone!! Would not recommend this hospital to anyone. They are always understaffed and that's the excuse they always use but they sure don't mind getting every penny they can from the insurance & from you. It used to be a pretty good hospital but not anymore. It's a shame that you have to worry about your loved one while away at a place that they should be secure but not here from what I have seen. If you don't have compassion for people who are sick, get another job!!!! Nursing is not for you.

flag | Submitted September 10, 2015

5
Cleanliness
5
Facilities
5
Services
4
Value

I had a total hip replacement performed at Forsyth. The staff were uniformly friendly and helpful. My room was comfortable, clean and quiet. They were very attentive and quickly responded to the nurse call button. I had an excellent experience.

flag | Submitted March 25, 2015

1
Cleanliness
1
Facilities
1
Services
1
Value

My father 86 year old was admitted 02.16.15 and was not taken care of properly from the beginning. Within two days he contracted c. difficile which the doctor tells you is a bacterium carried in the intestines by some people and this is true but it normally develops in patients during a few months course of antibiotics in a hospital environment, not in two days unless you are in a hospital that does not maintain proper sanitation from room to room and patient to patient. Imagine the affect on an 86 year old already in a fragile state. This hospital's further lack of care in showing any dignity and respect for their patients is appalling. Their ancillary staff can only manage minimal care. A urinal positioned for the night between your loved ones legs, or a towel to soak up urination, unshaven for over 7 days, NO physical therapy to prevent muscle atrophy in over a two week stay, no turning routinely to prevent bed soars. No verification of allergies, unable to maintain communication between departments. God for bid you need a doctor to authorize a sleep medicine once the hospitalist has left for the day. It took more than 4 hours to get an authorization from an ER doctor to prescribe something to help my father sleep. Unable to swallow my fathers mouth deteriorated to nothing but soars because no one is available to provide proper care. They can schedule breathing treatments daily but not oral care for this debilitating problem of nothing by mouth. When I told them we wanted to transfer to Baptist the doctor told me I was making a grave mistake to remove my dad against medical advice and the medicare would not pay for the stay at this hospital. He did share that he had no problem transferring him if I could find a doctor at Baptist to take him. Once I exhausted all avenues along those lines I was advised by the physician transferring service at Baptist that transfers can only be performed by a doctor to doctor request and must meet other criteria for medicare to pay. In other words they are not honest with you and really don't care about the mental or physical well being of their patient nor the desires of their family. Please don't take a chance on this hospital not when you have the 4th best ranked hospital in the nation in the same town. This hospital is terrible.

flag | Submitted March 7, 2015

1
Cleanliness
1
Facilities
1
Services
1
Value

Forsyth Medical Center is the absolute WORST hospital in the Piedmont Triad area! They have been known to let "Cardiac" patients wait out in the HALLWAY on a gurney while tending to other NON-EMERGENCY & MINOR INJURY Patients! So, long story short....if you have the patience of Job and are not having a life-threatening occurrence, then by all means go to FMC! However, if you are having an emergency and/or are seriously ill, then go to WFU Baptist Medical Center or ANYWHERE ELSE for that matter! If you don't care whether you live or die, then by all means go to Forsyth and STAY THERE as your wish to die will their top priority AND I truly hope you don't mind waiting and waiting and waiting, etc. etc.

flag | Submitted October 14, 2014

5
Cleanliness
3
Facilities
4
Services
4
Value

Everyone was so nice and treated me and my family with kindness!

flag | Submitted June 15, 2014

3
Cleanliness
3
Facilities
1
Services
1
Value

Went in with symptoms if miscarriage, taken to hospital by EMS got there at 10:30 sat my in waiting room until 3am didn't see a dr til 5:30 am. Have me medication I am allergic to and told me I " would be fine."

flag | Submitted September 12, 2013

Doctors at Forsyth Medical Center

Dr. Kerri R. Scherer

Dr. Kerri R. Scherer

10 reviews

Latest Rating

Love the whole office. She is a wonderful doc!!! She listens to you. She is very down to earth and I feel like she is not only my doctor but a friend you can talk... Read more

Dr. Louis C. Argenta

Dr. Louis C. Argenta

6 reviews

Latest Rating

We had several surgeries many years ago with my daughter after a severe bike accident. She was in kindergarten at spring break. We had seen 4 other doctors and no on... Read more

Dr. David H. Priest

Dr. David H. Priest

6 reviews

Latest Rating

Love Dr. Prieest and his nurse, Shelly! He's always willing to explain things to us and answer all of our questions.

Dr. James M. North

Dr. James M. North

11 reviews

Latest Rating

Dr. north by far is one of the best pain management doctors I have ever saying how they hold of gold with you can you think of the patient goes above and beyond to ... Read more

Dr. Gary G. Poehling

Dr. Gary G. Poehling

4 reviews

Latest Rating

I have had 3 surgeries from Dr. Poehling and am about to under go another one. He is definitely a dying breed. He thoroughly explains your options but in the end, ... Read more

Dr. Raj Thotakura

Dr. Raj Thotakura

13 reviews

Latest Rating

The doctor took me off of ativan that I had been on for ten years 4 a day cold turkey. I was going through withdrawal and he didn't respond to my phone calls. To me... Read more

Dr. Richard D. Bey

Dr. Richard D. Bey

5 reviews

Latest Rating

Dr Bey is one of the most well-informed physicians I have ever known. Simply the best.

Dr. David C. Pollock

Dr. David C. Pollock

8 reviews

Latest Rating

I was Dr. Pollack"s patient for 10 years in that time he performed several hip replacement/revisions on both of my hips. I have a rare bone disease so I continuously... Read more

Dr. Andrew J. Lewis

Dr. Andrew J. Lewis

8 reviews

Latest Rating

I have been seeing Dr. Lewis for over 12 years. He always takes his time to address ANY questions I may have.

Dr. Bridget S. Bongaard

Dr. Bridget S. Bongaard

10 reviews

Latest Rating

I have been a patient of Dr. Bongaard for 12 plus years. I recommend her to anyone who is in need of a Dr whether internal or integrated medicine. My family - exte... Read more


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