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Letter: Medical care lacking

Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory personnel, medical front and back office personnel, medical billing departments and patient relations:

If you do not have what it takes to do your job efficiently, and do them with a bit of compassion, professionalism and caring, then find another career field. In my nine years in Kingman, I have witnessed too much incompetence and negligence in the medical field. Don't blame Obama. It's all about attitude.

We Kingmanintes, on the whole, are not wealthy people. Don't squeeze us, give us sub-standard care, and then talk to us like we are idiots! I speak for myself, and all of the rest of us in Kingman who may be sick and ask for nothing more than what we pay for, and a bit of human dignity.

And before you respond to this letter with all of the "positive" medical experiences here in Kingman, please note that you have not seen nor been through my own personal experiences. I have dealt with misdiagnosis resulting in a loved one's death, nursing staff errors and pharmaceutical negligence. Just to name a few instances. Something needs to be done to improve the health and welfare of our citizens. I'm fed up with the medical care in Kingman.

David Riordon

Kingman