Woman locked inside SC doctor's office

Elderly woman overlooked when office closed

Friday, July 29, 2011 1:13 PM
Last updated 1:15 PM
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ROCK HILL, S.C.  — A woman waiting for a doctor to come to the exam room discovered she had been left in the Rock Hill office when the staff left for the day without seeing her.

The Herald of Rock Hill reports that Candida Miller said a nurse checked her vital signs and she waited for more than two hours Wednesday before discovering everyone had left.

Miller has been in a wheel chair since 2007. She didn't realize she was alone until her son knocked on a window after finding the office locked when he came to pick her up.

Police responded but Miller wedged the exam room door open and was able to get outside.

The doctor's practice manager met with staff Thursday to review procedures before closing the office.

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LouLou
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LouLou 07/29/11 - 01:26 pm
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There is no excuse what so

There is no excuse what so ever for this!! Awful. This poor lady could have had a heart attack or seizure. I shiver thinking about this

stillamazed
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stillamazed 07/29/11 - 01:45 pm
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You are right Lou

You are right Lou Lou.....don't they put charts are the outside of doors so that the doctor knows someone is in a room waiting. I never sit in a room more than 20 minuets without checking to see how much longer...

LouLou
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LouLou 07/29/11 - 02:04 pm
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This is a case of

This is a case of abandonment!

nothin2show4it
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nothin2show4it 07/29/11 - 02:59 pm
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rolling my eyes.
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rolling my eyes.

jabubbasmama
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jabubbasmama 07/29/11 - 03:18 pm
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puts a whole new perspective

puts a whole new perspective on patient care!

BamaMan
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BamaMan 07/29/11 - 04:55 pm
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What if the place had caught

What if the place had caught on fire!

nothin2show4it
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nothin2show4it 07/29/11 - 06:25 pm
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What if accidents never
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What if accidents never happened?

lovebugg
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lovebugg 07/29/11 - 09:44 pm
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Do they not clean & sterilize

Do they not clean & sterilize the rooms after every patient & at the end of the day???? I will never go to this drs. office!!!!! What a shame!!!!! Thankfully the lady had someone there to help her!!!!!!!

Batman
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Batman 07/30/11 - 06:16 am
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Sounds like Obamacare is

Sounds like Obamacare is already being practiced there.

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