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Old 02-12-2017, 04:57 PM
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Just a point of reference -- 48-year-old friend of mine was effectively sent home to die in Michigan. Her husband's company had lousy insurance and they were up to their eyeballs in medical debt. He got a job in Florida, they moved, she got great medical care immediately. She's medically so unusual some of her tumors are sent to a medical school for study, but somehow she got great care in Lakeland, Fla. And they were nice to her. She's very much alive today.
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Old 02-17-2017, 01:15 PM
Location: Texas
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ps: my list currently includes: vegas, atlanta,cities in florida, s. Carolina,Ky,Tn,Al,Ak. Not on my list are: Ca,Az,Tx
It seems like Florida has decent health-care if you live in Gainesville (medical school), Orlando or Tampa.

Have you looked into which hospitals and groups are in-network and then looked at how they are rated by various websites. Moving is a big deal and sometimes in hour or two of research saves a days of hassle later.

Metro Tampa seems to have quite a few well-ranked hospitals also. Very nice metropolitan area also with a very high quality of life.

Metro Tampa in general seems like a fairly healthy place. I spent some time in Florida in late 2015 and the Metro Tampa area really impressed me.

Tampa might really be worth looking into and researching the healthcare system there.

Las Vegas has a huge shortage of physicians and hospitals for a city of it's size. I ended up in an ER in Las Vegas and it was a dirty-huge room with ten other people who were getting sick.

Las Vegas is very overwhelmed in general with everything right now and I would never encourage any person who needs good medical care to move there. There is a huge shortage of doctors and hospitals.

I just would not recommend Las Vegas for anyone with medical issues. The air is so dry there that I have never had any lung or throat issues, but I had a sore throat there from the Mars like dryness.
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Old 02-17-2017, 04:19 PM
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Without knowing what kind of specialist you need this may be a wash. For an example I see an endocrinologist and I have found them very difficult to get a hold of here in Phoenix. On the other hand, allergists and pulmonologists are very common here. This is probably because asthma is one of the most common conditions here.

With my condition when I needed surgery, it was difficult finding a ENT surgeon also.

This is Phoenix which is not a small metro in the slightest.
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