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Old 10-08-2019, 12:20 PM
 
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Which U.S. cities have the best clinics/physicians for complex diagnosis on not easily diagnosed complex illnesses for old people? I am speaking of clinics/physicians who can determine the cause when others could not. Please list in order of ability to access, cost of living at that city and availability of cheap rentals as SECONDARY considerations. People are probably going to say Mayo Clinic which tends to be very profit oriented, not good. Or Cleveland Clinic which has a ton of negative reviews online. I want a place that is easy to access without a lot of obstacles and red tape. Medicare is my insurance, maybe get supplemental later. Thank you.
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:13 PM
 
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I am going to say Mayo. I have many friends in the twin cities that drive down to Rochester to use them. Despite their expertise, they are not exclusive. Rochester is an affordable, approachable town. I don't think a company being profit oriented is a bad thing. Best of luck!
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:49 AM
 
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OP, I would suggest a university hospital and given the need for inexpensive secondary housing Duke University Medical Center in Durham NC would be a great option. You can easily find a safe/decent one bedroom for around $800 a month.

https://www.dukehealth.org/locations...medical-center
https://www.dukehealth.org/treatment...scrollPos=1905
https://www.apartments.com/apartment...nq6xhxHgkg813B
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Old 10-10-2019, 01:11 AM
 
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Any places with extensive medical clinics/schools campus.

Rochester's - Mayo
Baltimore's - John Hopkins or UMD
Boston's - Massachusetts General
etc...
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Old 10-10-2019, 05:01 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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UCSF Medical Center is excellent in this regard. Well regarded research hospital.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/UCSF_Medical_Center
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Old 10-10-2019, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I am going to say Mayo. I have many friends in the twin cities that drive down to Rochester to use them. Despite their expertise, they are not exclusive. Rochester is an affordable, approachable town. I don't think a company being profit oriented is a bad thing. Best of luck!
Mayo is non profit. I know this because I get solicitations from them about every other week asking for money.
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Old Yesterday, 06:17 AM
 
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University of Michigan Medical.
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Old Today, 10:01 AM
 
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I am going to say Mayo. I have many friends in the twin cities that drive down to Rochester to use them. Despite their expertise, they are not exclusive. Rochester is an affordable, approachable town. I don't think a company being profit oriented is a bad thing. Best of luck!
I was not clear. By "profit motivated" I mean Mayo would not take my Medicare without guarantee of other funds to them. They put money FIRST, patients second. Not good. Also I don't think they are as good as their rep. would suggest. Did NOTHING for my brother with Alzheimers.
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UCSF Medical Center is excellent in this regard. Well regarded research hospital.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/UCSF_Medical_Center
Why would you put them ahead of other places mentioned, such as Mayo, Cleveland Clinic, curious, don't know that much about them.
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Old Today, 05:47 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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UCSF is in the same league as Mayo and the others. UCSF is known as a tertiary hospital, they will work to diagnose and treat rare or unusual cases, that standard hospitals have not been able to diagnose or treat. It is a teaching and research hospital. You will need a referral from another physician.

In terms of local costs, San Francisco’s cost of living is very expensive.



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Why would you put them ahead of other places mentioned, such as Mayo, Cleveland Clinic, curious, don't know that much about them.
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