The emergency room employees are very uncompassionate and cold hearted. I went there in severe pain, by the request of my doctor. I asked that I have a place to lay down ASAP, as standing and sitting was very uncomfortable. When I was brought to the back from the waiting room they put me in a chair, in the hallway, with no privacy and called it a room. I again requested a bed and was ignored. When the emergency room doc came to talk to me, he said all he could do was give me pain pills and send me home. I asked for a CAT scan that was requested by my doctor. He proceeded to tell me, with a very poor bedside manner and without checking anything, he knew there was nothing wrong with me. I then had to demand a CAT scan. They then expected me to wait an hour, while still sitting in pain and very uncomfortable. I chose to go out to my car and lay down while waiting. Upon returning I waited another 20 minutes for my husband to meet with me. When he went to the reception desk to find out what was going on he was greeted very coldly and told I had been signed out, not by my choice which really upset me, and receptionist knowing this and seeing me never said a word. She was real good at giving dirty looks and being extremely rude, though. I was then called back a 2nd time after being signed back in, to be put in a leather recliner, yes better then a chair, but it took 4 hours before my request to lay down happened. 15 minutes after giving me a narcotic pain shot, I was sent home, without asking how I felt and I was never offered a wheel chair to the door so my husband could get the car. My whole purpose for going was because my doctor felt I would get better and immediate care, so much for that wrong thought. I had another bad experience 5 years backs and thought things might be different, boy they fooled me. Never a gain will I be returning to Bethesda North Hospital emergency room. In all my years I have never experienced such poor, inconsiderate, rude, uncompassionte people in a place where employees should be lovine and caring.