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Old 01-02-2019, 01:27 PM
 
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Doctors only want to deal with issues related to their specialty and lot of the time you'll see a NP or PA for the doctor. If you go to your cardiologist with a complaint about itchy skin, yes, you'll be told to see a dermatologist if it's unrelated-that's how it is.
True. The difference is that here I drive halfway across town. Before I walked down the hall, or maybe went up a couple of flights of stairs.
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Old 01-02-2019, 01:52 PM
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Location: Las Vegas
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I'm still in treatment from my wreck. 3 bulged discs in my neck. c2-c5

I go from Sahara and Nellia to near Galleria mall to Charleston and 215 for my treatments.
The galleria and charleston are the SAME dr. It's insane.
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Old 01-02-2019, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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True. The difference is that here I drive halfway across town. Before I walked down the hall, or maybe went up a couple of flights of stairs.
I'm sure there's some method to the madness but can't put my finger on it.

3 years ago, I went out to the NV Orthopedic & Spine in Henderson, I was in so much pain I could hardly get out of the car and into the elevator. Now wouldn't you think in a place like this you could get an MRI without driving somewhere else to get it? So, all that pain, I had to go elsewhere for that, and when I returned they now told me they needed an MRI with contrast! And I could hardly get in and out of the car!

But, I wasn't in that much pain to where I rented a car and hightailed it to San Diego and went to the Angeles Hospital complex in Tijuana. They aspirated my Baker's cyst there, and the Dr. there told me there was no reason to get an MRI for a Baker's Cyst!

After I got back, I called the Ortho in Las Vegas and told him he was fired!
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:58 AM
 
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And this is another thing, you often have someone complaining about ďVegasĒ when they live in the ghetto and work a job they hate and have major health issues, none of which has anything to do with Las Vegas whatsoever. Those are personal problems. If youíre poor, itíll suck to live anywhere. There are ghettos in every city.
You come across as very arrogant and ignorant about Valley life. This town is going to eat you.

Thatís not a personal attack. Itís advice. I do believe that since Buzz died, Iím the member of this board that has been here the longest.
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Old 01-03-2019, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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My recent experience with healthcare here is mostly positive. My Christmas miracle was a ruptured appendix and trip to ER with laparoscopic appendectomy. Staff were amazing all the way from ER to med-surg post-op. Released after about 36 hours. 5 days later, surgeon removed the drain he emplaced himself, not a nurse, PA or different doc--he did a great job because my gut was a mess and I escaped without a post-op infection. He told me he dealt with 2 post-op infections over his last 300 surgeries--I will take those odds. I realize I'm not talking heart or brain surgery, but going under general anesthesia is always a gamble.

However, we have struggled to maintain a PCP in network due to multiple changes in our insurance provider's business activity. I do better with my VA healthcare--sort of......my primary quit before my first appointment, but at least they assigned me to a clinic for my future appointment--I look forward to meeting a person actually assigned as my PCP.
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:00 AM
 
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Our crime rate has jumped dramatically over the last few years. It was a double whammy. Housing became very cheap during the recession. The banks were not lending, so cash investors swept in and turned all those houses into rentals. Section 8 is transferable from California.

Then California did proposition # whatever, and let a lot of people out of jail. Our crime rate jumped dramatically.
I have heard the exact same thing from others as well. A friend bought a condo for pocket change at the bottom of the market but over time the complex became Section 8 hell - he was able to make a nice profit when he sold recently. Overall Iím happy in LV but the high crime rate (especially compared to where I came from) is the biggest downside. I just spent a lot of $$ securing my house in ways that never even crossed my mind in the east coast.

Question to those in the know - since rents have increased significantly, are the recently transplanted low lives starting to get pushed / priced out in favor of higher income tenants? It doesnít seem like too many of the investors that bought at the bottom are selling. LV is pretty transient - is there any hope that if more wealth continues to enter the city, the recently transplanted criminal element be priced out and move on? Florida has a somewhat similar population to LV (retirees, low lives, some wealth, some poverty, plenty of normal people, and lousy schools) but the big difference is FL is more spread out so if an area starts to get pricey then there are plenty of areas 20-30 minutes away that are less expensive.

As for the medical care debate, without going into too much detail so far weíve had mixed experiences, but we had mixed experiences on the east coast too. If god forbid one of us should become seriously ill (cancer, etc) weíd probably go back east for our medical treatment.
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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Question to those in the know - since rents have increased significantly, are the recently transplanted low lives starting to get pushed / priced out in favor of higher income tenants? It doesn’t seem like too many of the investors that bought at the bottom are selling. LV is pretty transient - is there any hope that if more wealth continues to enter the city, the recently transplanted criminal element be priced out and move on? Florida has a somewhat similar population to LV (retirees, low lives, some wealth, some poverty, plenty of normal people, and lousy schools) but the big difference is FL is more spread out so if an area starts to get pricey then there are plenty of areas 20-30 minutes away that are less expensive.
The thing is, where would they go? They can't go back to California...too expensive! Plus, California has a huge housing shortage. As per state law, no new houses may be constructed in California unless they are 100% energy efficient, so this has stopped construction of new tracts unless there is a demand. And, housing is not going to be built to cater to low-income renters. The existing stock will have to be made use of. Give a low-income person a choice between a new apartment built in the 2000s (Las Vegas), and one built in the 1970s (California), they'll go with the one built in the 2000s every time! They are no different than anyone else in that regard.

Las Vegas has a lot of apartment complexes and, from what your county planning commission has shown, tons more coming down the pipeline. Especially at the southern end of the 215 beltway down around the new Ikea, and in Henderson. Nevada is a pro-growth state with limited regulations on growth. California is the opposite.

Yes, the wealthy will continue to come to Las Vegas as well, but there are only so many "wealthy" people to go around. The wealthy people you're going to get are just going to ensconce themselves in tightly-guarded gated communities. If you are truly "wealthy", you can afford to live anywhere, regardless of taxes.

In the mid-1990s, Las Vegas was lucky to get a crop of upper-middle class baby boomer California transplants with good jobs and pensions. These are the people that made Summerlin and Green Valley what they are and gave them their good reputations.

With the millenial generation, that crop of people is very minimal and barely exists. Las Vegas doesn't have the "pull" on the millennial generation that it did on the baby boomers.

As for the poor coming from California and other states and transplanting to Las Vegas, where will they go? Some will probably go to Phoenix, eventually, or further east to Texas. I doubt any will go to Utah or Colorado. The bulk will probably stay in Las Vegas. To go back to California will require an advanced degree. Nevada would do well to pay more taxes and have more law enforcement on the street, as well as invest in job training programs for lower class people.

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Old 01-03-2019, 11:47 AM
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You come across as very arrogant and ignorant about Valley life. This town is going to eat you.

Thatís not a personal attack. Itís advice. I do believe that since Buzz died, Iím the member of this board that has been here the longest.

Sorry, got you beat. I joined 9-30-2006.
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Southern Highlands
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As for the poor coming from California and other states and transplanting to Las Vegas
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I don't think they will come to Nevada. California has much more generous welfare programs.
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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I don't think they will come to Nevada. California has much more generous welfare programs.
They're already there, darling!

Generous welfare programs? Not really. During the last recession, Gov. Brown cut all of the "low-hanging fruit" as he called it. Most of it has not been restored and, of the little that has, instead, gone into managing the urban homeless crisis in the coastal counties.

Welfare programs would be a draw if housing was cheap and abundant, but it's neither.

Most of the poor in California are working poor. They are on Section 8, usually. Section 8 transfers. Nevada wages in Clark County are very similar to California wages, plus tips in the right industries.
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