Evergreen Hospital was located south of the Medical Doctors Association, with a little more than three hundred yards in between each respective building.
The advantage of such a geographical location was rather evident. If a patient with a complicated condition stumped the doctors from Evergreen Hospital, they could call on the Association for help.
This was also the case for today as Roland personally led more than a dozen people toward the hospital.
“Mr. Moore, welcome. This way, please.” When Jordan Burton, vice director of Evergreen Hospital, was informed of Roland’s arrival, he immediately came to greet him personally.
“Dr. Burton, sorry for the inconvenience…” Since the purpose of the visit this time wasn’t business but to test Jordan’s skills, Roland felt a little awkward as their actions placed the hospital staff in a difficult position.
Yet, by doing so, the hospital was forced to cooperate with them in several aspects.
However, that didn’t seem to bother Jordan. in contrast, he appeared especially welcoming.
“Oh, think nothing of it. On behalf of all patients, I would like to extend our warmest welcome to everyone for conducting the test in our hospital…”
While they exchanged polite pleasantries, they soon reached the ward building.
“Mr. Moore, the sixth-floor patients are rather baffling, but most of them aren’t in critical condition. Then, I’ll be leaving them in your capable hands, Mr. Moore.”
Jordan stole a glance at the bed next to him with a pained look in his eyes. It wasn’t because the doctors in the hospital were incompetent but because there were simply too many diseases in the world. As a result, there would always be a few patients that would slip through the cracks due to their rare condition.
In some cases, they could barely save the patients’ lives, forget about curing them entirely. It didn’t help that some patients’ conditions were so complicated that even the experts hailing from the Association couldn’t find the source behind their symptoms.
When the elevator came to a stop with a soft ding, Jordan led them out to their examination venue.
Jordan didn’t speak a word as he followed them to ward 605.
Right after he set foot into the room, he saw a pallid-looking young man listlessly lying on the hospital bed. Although his eyes were bloodshot, they were blank as he kept unconsciously scratching himself all over.
“Mr. Moore, this man is named Tony Grimes, and currently…”
Before Jordan could finish, Emmanuel quickly cut him off. “Dr. Burton, let us try to diagnose his condition. We specially brought a young miracle doctor here today to test his skills, and this test will lose its purpose if you tell us our patient’s condition today.”
Although Jordan didn’t know the reason behind Emmanuel’s actions, Jordan had known him for a long time and decided to play along. Therefore, he kept mum after introducing the patient’s name to the others in attendance today.
“Dr. Larson, we won‘t make things difficult for you. So, why don‘t we start with this patient here?” Emmanuel said, stepping aside to make way for Jordan.
Frankly, he had been in contact with this patient before and knew exactly what Tony’s condition was. Nonetheless, Tony’s illness was like a puzzle he couldn’t solve. Jamie had no clue how to treat him or even what medication to prescribe.
Meanwhile, Roland immediately figured out that Emmanuel was clamoring for attention and deliberately picking on Jordan.
Nonetheless, he didn’t say anything and merely shot Emmanuel a cold glare before stepping to the side. Even though he was highly unsatisfied with Emmanuel’s behavior, he couldn’t throw a fit in front of so many people.
Jordan swept his gaze across the room and deftly ignored the smirks and curious eyes on him. Jamie was well aware that he was being set up, but he didn’t take them to heart as he confidently strode to the hospital bed.
Based on his preliminary assessment, he could deduce that Tony was suffering some sort of illness due to the welts dotting his skin.
Judging from Tony’s incessant scratching, he reckoned that the itch was so intolerable that he had been clawing himself bloody after ignoring his condition didn’t seem to work.
The moment Tony laid his eyes on a bunch of doctors that were surrounding him and doing nothing to ease his burden, all hell broke loose. From his perspective, he was forced to bed rest for days and hadn‘t seen a single shred of hope despite seeing one doctor after another.
“Leave! Ahh, I’ve been hospitalized for a week, and I’m still here! Aargh… It’s useless! All you doctors know is how to cheat me of my money!”
Alas, he didn’t expect that his agitation would only aggravate his condition. Instead, as soon as he blew his top, the itchiness only grew in its intensity, making him squirm against the bed sheets restlessly.
Jordan ignored his verbal abuse as he gently lifted Tony’s blood-stained hospital gown. Although the doctors had trimmed Tony’s nails to prevent him from hurting himself further, it was clear that it didn’t help in the slightest. The proof was right there for all to see, as the self-inflicted wounds were a shocking sight.
After Jordan saw the wounds and the hives, he already had a solid hypothesis forming in his mind.
Jamie had an idea of what was the cause behind Tony’s pain. Still, he intended to check on the patient’s condition via pulse before giving an accurate prognosis. However, he had just reached out his hand when Tony opened his mouth and bit him fiercely.
It was evident that Tony had put in everything behind his attack as blood trickled down Jordan’s hand almost immediately. The instant the proctors were faced with such a turn of events, they gasped in shock. Even though they had personally handled several uncooperative patients over the years, this still managed to catch them off guard.
“Quickly! The patient is emotionally unstable.”
“Stop now, Dr. Larson. It’s too dangerous. You should give up!”
“Give it up, Jordan. Don’t put your own life at risk.”
The situation also caused Jordan to jerk in horror as he hastily instructed, “Somebody, give him a shot of tranquilizer!”
This matter would blow up to insurmountable proportions and harm the hospital’s good name if something untoward befell the man the Association had brought over today.