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Old 06-01-2018, 10:28 AM
 
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Done some research on healthcare in Charlotte but not getting a good feel for what the level of care is there. I’m retired, on Medicare/Medigap, and looking for quality healthcare and hospitals. Would like to hear your opinions, experiences. Since so many people are moving to the area, I would imagine this is an important part of relocation for a lot of us. Thanks!
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Old 06-01-2018, 01:45 PM
 
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I think the health care in Charlotte is great having lived in Denver and New Orleans as well most recently. I will say the doctors "insist" you take all the preventive care they want. You don't control your body, they do: mammos, vaccines, drugs, tests, etc... Otherwise the doctors seem to be very experienced, its just they rarely are in private practice.
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:54 AM
 
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Novant is a great healthcare system. They have a giant hospital in Charlotte, and several smaller ones in surrounding cities and towns.
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:50 AM
 
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There are two giant hospital/medical care institutions and they control a great percentage of all general care and specialists in the region. A truly independent doctor is a rare thing. This means, among other issues, that a doctor in practice does not control his/her office staff employment. If you are treated poorly at the welcome desk or billing or any other function the doctor has a much reduced ability for resolving the issue, perhaps none in the case of employment changes. Doctors are restricted to their related hospital and specialists for referrals in many cases. Insurance billing is done through the giant system/incorporation and the negotiated rates are higher for the giant structures than they would otherwise be since insurers must work with them or lose their customers. The giant systems hold the whip hand. If you care about insurance costs this is an issue. Monopolies act as monopolies always act.

Quality of care is variable as in any profession. If you have a particular issue that is chronic or has a chance to be acute then the best advice is to find the VERY BEST doctor you can find, wherever he is and at whatever cost, local or distant. The difference between the very best and the local standard of care is meaningful. I realize many do not have the luxury of time or income to allow this yet if one can follow this option it will always bear fruit.
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