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Old 07-20-2015, 03:28 AM
 
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My family and I recently moved to Hampstead. I was wondering what the closest hospital/emergency room was? Hopefully we never need to use it but it would definitely be nice to know where one is in the case of an emergency. Any info is appreciated.
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Old 07-20-2015, 06:14 AM
 
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My family and I recently moved to Hampstead. I was wondering what the closest hospital/emergency room was? Hopefully we never need to use it but it would definitely be nice to know where one is in the case of an emergency. Any info is appreciated.
Actually, New Hanover Regional Hospital opened a brand-new emergency facility in the Scott Hill Road area. If you needed hospitalization they can airlift you to the 17th Street Hospital in Wilmington.

I was there for another routine test, but the facility looked great. The address is NHRMC Emergency Dept - North, 151 Scotts Hill Medical Drive, Wilmington, and it is behind the Atlantic Surgicenter at 9104 Market Street. http://bit.ly/1Gvr0ZJ

I also hope you never need it.

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Old 07-20-2015, 02:53 PM
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I have moved a lot.

You need to establish yourself with a doctor immediately. Having a doctor smoothes things out so much at a medical center. Additionally, being an established patient will get you better service if you need to see someone.

Good luck.
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:58 AM
 
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I also just moved to Hampstead. I don't understand what you mean by "smoothes things out" Does this medical facility only want to see local people who have a doctor already?

Thanks
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:13 PM
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In my experience, when you go to hospital, they asked for your doctor. If you have none, then you may or may not be assigned a hospitalists. He is looking after you "blind" if you have a local doctor, all your past med history wll be available, sooner or later. Many practices now have their own hospitalists at the hospital, it is not the person, but it is the consolidated information that is so important.

Additional, and I would say by a factor of 100, when I have been referred by my doctor to hospital, rather than just showing up, the process is sooo much smoother, and quicker.

Non of this has anything to do with local people, having a local doctor makes the hospital admittance and your stay much more efficient, and probably more effective.
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Old 08-21-2015, 08:35 AM
 
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Any more a local family practitioner does not see any patients in a hospital. Maybe in a small rural hospital but very rare anymore. If you have to be admitted to the hospital, a hospitalist will see you. They usually are internal medicine specialist, and will follow and coordinate your care during the stay.
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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The closest ER is 911.
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