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Old 04-21-2016, 12:43 PM
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I was wondering how hard it is for people relocating to the Charlotte metro area to find primary care physicians, pediatricians and specialists. Two years ago when we moved to our current location, St. Louis, it was a challenge to find primary care physicians, as most doctors were not accepting new patients. I understand this is a nationwide problem, but it does seem to be harder in some areas than others. I anticipate Charlotte, with its exploding population, to be very difficult.

My family is considering relocating there and finding excellent medical care is very important, especially for our son who has a chronic condition.

Anything you may offer is greatly appreciated. Have a great day!
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Old 04-21-2016, 01:21 PM
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We had zero problems finding good doctors for ourselves and for our kids. We relocated down here almost 10 years ago. DH had an issue with his neck and needed to be seen. I was able to find a Dr. that day and get him in a couple of days later. He's still DH's doc today as well as our kids. We even moved out of state for a couple of years and we were able to get the kids back in to see him once we moved back. It's a family practice and it's not far from our house.
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Old 04-21-2016, 06:11 PM
Location: West Rowan , NC
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It was easier to find a great primary, OB/GYN, dentist and neurologist than a competent, clean, and reasonably priced hair salon or nail salon! You will have no problem.
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Old 04-21-2016, 06:35 PM
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We moved in March from NW Arkansas. We had more trouble in Bentonville than here. Make sure to get a physical copy or have a copy of all of your health records faxed, we couldn't get an appointment until they had the records for their chart. There's also a plethora of urgent care for the simple things should something pop up before you're established somewhere.
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Old 04-22-2016, 05:27 AM
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One who specializes or has an emphasis in your son's condition might be harder, but an overall PCP/Ped. are easy to find. I have never had one tell me they are not excepting new patients, but have been told it by some the scheduling is tight so wellness visits need to be scheduled a couple of months out.
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