UCF Health Employees Frustrated as Pair of Clinics Post $6.8M Loss and Lack Patients, Supplies - Diverse Health

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UCF Health Employees Frustrated as Pair of Clinics Post $6.8M Loss and Lack Patients, Supplies

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by Annie Martin

A frustrated physician fired off an email to his supervisors and colleagues at a UCF-operated clinic last year, saying earlier that morning he had tried to inject a patient’s knee with a numbing substance but there was none in the building.

“It’s completely unacceptable to not have ample supplies and it’s very poor patient care,” Dr. Obinna Adigweme, an orthopedic surgeon, wrote about the July 2018 incident at the clinic that he has since left. “This is not the first time; it’s happened on many more occasions.” Advertisement

His complaints, which range from not seeing enough patients to not having access to an X-ray machine, are documented in dozens of emails he sent to the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine leadership last year.

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