William S. Maxfield, M.D., is a board-certified physician in hyperbaric medicine, radiology, and nuclear medicine. He is one of the nation’s foremost experts in hyperbaric medicine, pioneering its use to treat wounds, brain trauma, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions. He has served on the faculties of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, and LSU Medical School. He has also served as the chief of the Radioisotope Laboratory at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Bethesda, M.D. Dr. Maxfield was chief of the Radiation Therapy Department and co-chairman of the Nuclear Medicine Laboratory at Ochsner Clinic and Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans. He is currently in private practice in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area.
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Good and Bad at Rehab

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Friday, 13 April 2018 03:58 PM Current | Bio | Archive

I recently fell at home and ended up with some pelvic fractures. After hospitalization for a few days, was referred to a rehabilitation facility — by record, the best in the area.

However, when I checked in, I found out that the list of medications that I had been receiving at the hospital was not fully transmitted to the rehabilitation facility.

I also found that the rehabilitation facility had problems getting medications, particularly pain medications, to me on a regular schedule and sometimes the prescriptions were locked up by the previous nursing group in their controlled areas and could not be given to be when I needed my medications.

Therefore, something that you ought to be aware of is there can be problems even with rehabilitation facilities with excellent reputations.

The work of the majority of the people in the rehabilitation facility has been good and the rehabilitation process itself has been very helpful, but there has been this problem of maintaining medications on a timely basis to control pain — and no one really seems to be concerned about it.

Hopefully, they will make a correction and solve this problem.

You can never solve a problem until you know that it’s there. Hopefully with the comments that I’m making back to the rehab facility administration we will get these problems resolved.

The experience at this rehabilitation facility has been both good and bad.

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