It was a day full of pressure in the North Alabama real estate world. Matter of fact, the whole week was full of demands for our self-required standards. Learning, growing, leading, meeting and helping people make smart moves in North Alabama real estate are always our median, but this week blessed us with a host of new systems and opportunities beyond the norm. My blood pressure escalated. My blood pressure quickly escalated high. Heading home from my Madison office (after my general physician’s office hours) I felt extremely ill. If my body had a dashboard, every warning light would be bright red and every bell would be dinging. I was so alarmed that I knew that I needed to do something and do something fairly soon. Having some very good connections in the Madison medical community, I wheeled into a facility that I knew would give me a blood pressure check. I became their primary concern, or at least, that is how they made me feel. My BP was dangerously high.
Minutes later, I was in the ER of Madison Hospital. I walked in and filled out some very basic and short information. A couple of minutes later, as I finished completing the Madison Hospital form, a nurse appeared and asked me to enter a side door to triage. Inside, a tall young man in scrubs stood smiling and introduced himself by his first and last name. He stood there and asked questions as the nurse checked my vitals. He immediately explained what tests that I would incur. He gave me assurance that Madison Hospital was well qualified to address my issue. Afterwards, I learned that this young man was one of the Madison Hospital ER doctors.
The whole process went like a well-oiled machine. I felt like I was receiving the best care available and that I was the most important part of each staff member’s day. From start to finish with an EKG, blood work, etc. my stay was less than an hour and a half. I walked out of there with a remedy to my ailment taking effect before my eyes. I can’t say that I walked out of there as a new man. I was still the same old man, but this old man felt a thousand percent better. A big thank you to Madison Hospital. But who would expect less in Madison, Alabama?