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by N/A on Mar 14th, 2014

Back in 2008 the week before Thanksgiving, Dr. James Stengel was responsible for removing a right testicle on a patient. The testicle was removed but patient continued to have extreme back pain. While patient was recovering from the surgery in the middle of the night and was unable to urinate. The patient advised the nurses at Memorial Hospital and was given pain medicine because the patient was in so much pain that he was unable to urinate. The patient advised the nurses to wake him up in an hour so he could try to urinate again. Nurses never woke up the patient and at 8 A.M. on November 22, 2008 Dr. James Stengel arrived in the patient recovery room and started pouching on the patients stomach and advised that his bladder was about to be hyper extended. Dr. James Stengel yelled and advised the mother of the patient that she was over reacting and needed anxiety medication and the patient too. The patient explained that he was unable to urinate because he was having lots of back pain. Dr. James Stengel put a catheter on the patient and advised him that he could not have any more pain medication because he could not urinate on his own and the pain medication was causing problems with urinating. Dr. James Stengel discharged patient on November 22, 2008 and told patient that he was experiencing pain from a possible problem with his bladder. Dr. James Stengel stated that he would see the patient on Wednesday the day before Thanksgiving and stick a scope up the penis and see what was causing all of the pain. Dr. James Stengel refused to give any pain medication to the patient and told him that he needed to see him on Wednesday. Patient advised Dr. James Stengel that he would be unable to walk up the steps of his house due to extreme back pain he was enduring. Dr. James Stengel advised that if you are unable to walk up your steps then you should get a hotel room... Patient was discharged and was given no pain medication for the pain he was enduring. When patient arrived at his house had so much extreme pain that he could not sit, stand, or walk. Patient was then brought to York, PA Hospital and was seen by the Emergency Room. The patient had to be brought in by a wheel chair because he was in so much pain. He ER Doctor called Dr. James Stengel on the phone and advised him of all the pain the patient was experiencing. Dr. James Stengel advised on the phone that he saw the patient in the morning and he would see the patient on Wednesday. Patient asked to have a different doctor and he needed help. The Dr. in the ER didn't want to go against James Stengel because they are in the same network and drink beer together. The Dr. in the ER advised the patient if I were you I would go to a different network of doctors to get some help like Hershey or UPENN in Philadelphia, PA. Patient was discharged again and could not find out why patient was having so much pain in his back that he was literally pouching from the pain. On November 23, 2008, patient was taken to UPENN and was admitted into the ER for the same complaint and was given pain medication for his extreme back pain. On November 24, 2008, several Dr.'s came around the bed of the patient and advised the patient that they heard what had happened to him and was not going to leave their sight of him until they figured out what was going on. They were appalled of what Dr. James Stengel had done and discharged a patient with all the pain he was having and not knowing what the problem was before discharging him from Memorial Hospital in York, PA. On November 25, 2008, after several tests the DR.'s at UPENN were able to find out why the patient was having so much pain in his back. The patient was diagnosed with cancer and it had spread into the lymph nodes in the back to the size of baseballs, into the spleen, lungs, and stomache. The Dr. at UPENN indicated that they need to start chemo therapy right away because of how severe the situation was. On Thanksgiving Day 2008 Chemo Therapy began. Dr. Stengel was contacted and was explained what had happened and still wanted to charge a no show appointment. Please do not use Dr. James Stengel he has very bad bedside manners and is not very accurate on diagnosis of what he is practicing. I hope that someone else with review their horrible experience with this Doctor. He should be sanctioned or give the patient money for all expenses that occurred to get proper medical attention for instances like this.

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