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Old 05-26-2019, 05:21 AM
 
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Can anyone tell me me how the healthcare, hospitals, are in brunswick county? Thanks!
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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It would help to know if you are planning to retire or would still be working. From what I read from other retirees, health care is adequate to very good. There are a couple of hospitals and numerous specialists. However, you would need to go to Wilmington for some surgical specialized care, or to Duke in Durham for very specialized care.

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Old 05-26-2019, 08:58 AM
 
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I think healthcare is pretty good. Novant Brunswick is an excellent small hospital in the county, and there are larger hospitals in Wilmington and Myrtle Beach, depending on which part of Brunswick County you're in. There seems to be a good supply of medical offices, especially in the Southport and Leland areas.
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Old 05-26-2019, 10:20 AM
 
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There are plenty of medical offices and specialists in the Supply and Shallotte areas due to the small Novant hospital. Some medial specialists from Wilmington practice in in the Shallotte/Supply area several days per week. Novant is fine for simple procedures, but you will need to go to Wilmington for major programs and heart issues. As goldenage stated, you can drive the three hours to Duke for very specialized care.
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Old 05-26-2019, 10:48 AM
 
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Thanks all, for your replys. Sounds like medical won`t be a problem for us.
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Old 05-26-2019, 12:15 PM
 
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Some specialties seem to have a shortage of doctors—the wait time to get in or have surgery is long
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Old 05-26-2019, 09:37 PM
 
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Finding a Primary can be a bit of a wait but referrals are expedient and we have found the specialists to be thorough and knowledgeable.

A surprising discovery was the availability of dentists and the sophistication of their practices.

Duke is good but MUSC is good and a tad closer to us in Brunswick Co.
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Old 05-28-2019, 04:37 AM
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Thanks all, for your replys. Sounds like medical won`t be a problem for us.
Itís been awhile since I lived on Oak Island so Iím a little dated. Med was OK, and at the time there was a top notch specialist that treated my then, infant daughter. I do believe availability was an issue. I urge you strongly to establish a primary care doctor IMMEDIATELY after moving. Donít wait til you need one. Good luck!
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