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Old 09-13-2018, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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OP, thanks for the clarity. I apologize for the hastiness in analyzing your posts, it's just that we've had a ton of trolls roll through this forum and so some of us are kinda weary over it. Don't feel like you have to start another thread with everything in it, as this most recent post provided us with good info in correlation with your situation and I would advise just rolling with this particular thread now that we know more about you.


So we know about your medical situation, but why was it that you wanted out of Nevada and what brought you to consider NWA? As I said, NWA has very adequate medical facilities, but your medical issues seem to indicate you might want to be in or near a major metropolitan area that can provide the advanced, specialized care you require, which is why I was kinda puzzled when you said Vegas medical care was horrible. I highly doubt you will find anything in NWA that can exceed the specialized medical care provided in one of the nations fastest growing metropolitan areas. I would check into that, because the last thing you wanna do is move somewhere and then wind up having to go out of town and/or state for your medical needs. Again, the hospitals in NWA are progressing at an impressive rate and may even be able to accommodate you as of this writing, but definitely check it out before making any relocation decisions.


BTW, I don't actually live in Arkansas, but I'm very fond of the state having spent a good amount of time there and enjoy participating in this forum with many of the folks who are locals. I like to think of myself as a "spiritual Arkansan". Just so you know.
Good way to word it: spiritual: or you could say, Ark want a be, if you would like to live here. Of course you would be welcome anytime.

Positiveone: thank you for explaining your situation and why you have such a negative outlook about the Las Vegas medical care. I think, unless you would choose a large metro area with the best of the best, you are going to find many of the doctors are not going to be able to solve all your problems and I can understand how frustrating this must be. My own husband has a problem with very weak legs. There are all kinds of reasons being given but none that can really help him. Of course we are in our 80s which is part of it. I so wish we could find an answer, but we have accepted the fact that there may not be much that can be done and we have learned to live with it.

Good luck to you and I hope you will find the perfect or close to perfect place for you. Maybe that will be NWA Keep us informed.
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Old 09-13-2018, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Sorry, but this is hard to believe. Vegas is one of, if not THE fastest growing metro in the U.S., with a CSA population of 2.5 million people. If you can't find good medical care there I sure wouldn't be enthused about getting it in a metro of only 500,000
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I was surprised to hear someone thought Vegas had poor medical care.. When we still lived in the DC area in the late 80s my husbands cardiologist, when we thought we might settle in Las Vegas assured us the medical care was outstanding there.
Las Vegas does have lacking and mediocre healthcare. I am a registered nurse working in some Vegas hospitals. The healthcare here is definitely problematic. I used to work in Utah and healthcare there was much more aggressive (in the best way), safe, attentive, and had better outcomes. I can tell you this- I would definitely not want to be a patient in the majority of Las Vegas hospitals.

Healthcare can vary very widely from state to state. OP is absolutely correct when they say Las Vegas does not have the best healthcare around. It's a tourist city and growing quickly. So what. The healthcare has an established poor pattern that has remained in place.
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Frisco, Tx
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I don't see this as a question that should be asked on city data. This info is easily obtained on us news hospital and medical specialty rankings, among other healthcare ranking sites. We were considering moving to NWA as well from DFW, however my wife has specialized chronic auto immune issues that have caridiac implications. When comparing NWA with DFW where we live, this aspect ended up being a deal breaker. Baylor Heart Hospital Plano is 15 minutes from us, there isn't a hospital in the state of Arkansas that can come close to that facility, not to mention UT Southwestern Medical Center. Only Childrens in Little Rock is ranked nationally in any specialization, that doesn't in and of itself mean there aren't some good doctors but it is a good reference guide.

That being said, I went and checked Nevada and you are completely on the money. Hospitals there are not good at all, in fact there are more nationally renowned hospitals in Plano alone than the entire state of Nevada so, at the very least, I don't think you would get worse care in Arkansas. It should be mentioned however that little rock hospitals have a better reputation simply because they are more established, I'm sure that will catch up in Northwest Arkansas, just takes time with the rapid growth they area experiencing.
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I don't see this as a question that should be asked on city data. This info is easily obtained on us news hospital and medical specialty rankings, among other healthcare ranking sites. We were considering moving to NWA as well from DFW, however my wife has specialized chronic auto immune issues that have caridiac implications. When comparing NWA with DFW where we live, this aspect ended up being a deal breaker. Baylor Heart Hospital Plano is 15 minutes from us, there isn't a hospital in the state of Arkansas that can come close to that facility, not to mention UT Southwestern Medical Center. Only Childrens in Little Rock is ranked nationally in any specialization, that doesn't in and of itself mean there aren't some good doctors but it is a good reference guide.

That being said, I went and checked Nevada and you are completely on the money. Hospitals there are not good at all, in fact there are more nationally renowned hospitals in Plano alone than the entire state of Nevada so, at the very least, I don't think you would get worse care in Arkansas. It should be mentioned however that little rock hospitals have a better reputation simply because they are more established, I'm sure that will catch up in Northwest Arkansas, just takes time with the rapid growth they area experiencing.
Good post Mike. Yes, of course the DFW area has better facilities and most know the reputation of the caner center in Houston. In fact we have had a few friends here who have gone there and one that is leaving in about 10 days to go to Anderson. I also feel,compared to other areas similar in size and population, NWA has very good facilities. We lived in the ABQ area for 7 year: talk about poor medical facilities WOW, they really needed to do some catching up.
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Old 10-08-2018, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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Agree with Mike, the medical aspect of things was another player in our decision to remain in DFW as well (before we eventually moved to MN). NWA's medical community, while certainly able to hold its own for a metro of its size, still does not possess the same level of specialty care necessary for patients such as Mike's wife or our disabled daughter. This is why we fully intended to travel back and forth to Dallas from NWA had we moved there in order to keep our daughter with that particular hospital (specializing in advanced orthopedic care/treatment). In addition, we were only 25 minutes from Children's Plano campus, which is another established and renowned hospital that we received excellent care from. That said, the continued ascension/development of Arkansas Children's, especially in correlation with their new Springdale campus, was one of the main pros in our decision making process.

I don't know what's going on out in Vegas, but I fully expect the NWA medical scene to continue rapidly advancing in both quality of care and specialty services available as the metro continues to grow. Whether or not people are willing to risk leaving behind the care they currently have locally to live in NWA is obviously up to each individual/family, but at the time we were trying to make that move (2016, 2017) the gap was simply still too wide, both from the pediatric specialty medical aspect and especially the employment wages in my particular profession (medical imaging).
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Old Yesterday, 06:49 PM
 
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A bit late to the party, but for anyone reading, neuro care in this area is lacking. Only a couple of neurosurgeons, and most brain surgeries get flown to Springfield, MO. Burn care is also minimal, mostly centered in Little Rock or out of state.types of care will end up getting flown out of state.
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Old Today, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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A bit late to the party, but for anyone reading, neuro care in this area is lacking. Only a couple of neurosurgeons, and most brain surgeries get flown to Springfield, MO. Burn care is also minimal, mostly centered in Little Rock or out of state.types of care will end up getting flown out of state.
That is true and for good reason: The overall population can not support many more specialists than we have. I am sure this will change but not for awhile. You mention brain surgery: The few people we have known that have dealt with the problem have gone to Little Rock and yes,some
we know have used doctors in Springfield.
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