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Old 05-09-2006, 08:43 PM
 
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I have not seen this topic arise from any previous posts (unless somehow I have overlooked it). I would think medical care would be a top priority when one is contemplating a move...but I believe many of us do not think about such a thing until we happen to find ourself face to face with some sort of accident, disease, or any other ailment that has cause for medical care. This post is only meant as an observation by myself...I'm someone that up until 2 1/2 years ago lived in Southern California. Currently I live in South Carolina yet I am close enough to North Carolina that I'm able to choose medical care from either state. During my years living in California I did notice that medical care was not what it once was...things were gradually being taken away, many things in the past that once would have been handled by a specialist were now be treated by primary doctors. Hospitals are being forced to close, traumas centers were becoming a thing of the past. I know what was causing the problems and although I saw the changes I think I became sort of numb to it all and yet some how still felt that I was still receiving adequate medical care. Until...we moved here to the Carolina's....I can't believe the outstanding amount of care that one receives....from the primary doctors, on to the specialists, and even the hospitals. It has truly opened my eyes up to just how bad things had gotten in California. For one example my Father (while in CA) who has rheumatoid arthritis had his specialist taken away and was being treated by his primary doctor. No new treatment was ever discussed with him and the only thing that was done to relieve his constant pain was to bump up the dosage on his pain medication. He has sinced moved to NC and the doctors were amazed that this man was not in a wheelchair and were appalled at the lack of treatment he had been receiving. Since his arrival to NC he now has a primary doctor and an array of specialists taking care of him. He has had a knee replacement, his medications have been changed, an intravenous medication that is helping him kick the need for pain pills. Is he happy he made the move...you bet he is! Again all of this is just my own personal observation but one that I thought I might share.
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Generally speaking, Duke University Hospital is the best NC has to offer. If they can't do what needs to be done, you're about done anyway.


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Old 05-09-2006, 11:46 PM
 
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Originally Posted by mm34b
Generally speaking, Duke University Hospital is the best NC has to offer. If they can't do what needs to be done, you're about done anyway.


Top Ten Best Overall Hospitals in the U.S. for 2005

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Cleveland Clinic

UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles

Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis

New York-Presbyterian Univ. Hosp. of Columbia and Cornell

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:00 AM
 
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TO: LovetheCarolinas

And if we don't stop the "flood", the whole country is doomed to become a third world nation.
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Old 05-10-2006, 04:33 PM
 
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Default Health Care in the Carolinas

Hi,

I am so glad you brought up the health care issue. I myself was wondering about it. I'm a Califonia resident at the moment who is also looking into transplanting either back to NC (I'm native NC, hubby native CA) with my family. We're also considering Texas at the moment, just don't know about that heat (austin area) and property taxes

With 3 small children health care is an important issue. Thanks for sharing your opinion. It sure is encouraging. I can't stand the care we receive here in California either. Waits are too long, care is inadequate......I could go on.

Does anyone out there have an opinion either way about Texas or NC??? Would appreciate any info as hubby and I are considering job transfer proposal right now.

Thanks,
Moveme
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Old 05-10-2006, 04:42 PM
 
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We passed on Texas. Texas has the most foreclosures in the USA! 14,000 They are the easiest state to take your house. I don't make late mortgage payments..Actually, never. But, that worries me.
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:36 PM
 
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TO: LovetheCarolinas

And if we don't stop the "flood", the whole country is doomed to become a third world nation.
Ellie Mae-my post was meant as only an observation and nothing more (no hidden political adjenda). Not to say that I'm not a political person I just don't think this is the proper forum for it...but thanks anyway for the flood, doom, and third world nation warning.
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