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Old 08-11-2014, 10:41 AM
 
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I cant find one specialist in Wayne county even NEPA is very hard with almost a year to get into appts. Even if you dont need a job{because there arent many here} you will always needs doctors and dentists Howw do people survive here? Looking to move to area with major medical center! Single family home 140,000 range can be small thanks
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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A specialist in what? Are you having trouble finding one that takes yours insurance?
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:53 PM
 
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Hepatology where is best major medical center. Apears to be a lack of knowledgable dr problem not insurance
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Williamsport PA
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Geisinger is the major medial provider in Central PA. I'm not sure if NEPA relies as heavily on the Geisinger Health System, but they seem to handle all the urgent trauma cases and they have many specialists.
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:20 PM
 
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we live in nyc but had bought a home to retire to in tafton.

after 5 years we realized nepa is not what we would want to retire to.

it lacked most of the things we would want or need.

things like a choice in specialists, lots of medical facilities, public transportation if unable to drive, things to do year round .

the list went on and on and so we sold and while we miss nepa we don't regret not retiring there for a second because of what it lacks.
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:05 PM
 
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Smile to Mathjak abnd tose that answered me thank you

Yes mathjak thank you I came down with an illness that I was not able to drive for a while and you are dead here unless you can even if you do you will go thru many cars have to drive back to drs and pharmacies for all the oops they forgot and it is exhausting Im glad to here you say this I was from LI and also we lived awhile in FL both lite years ahead of this area on top of that if you dare open your mouth and try to make improvments you meet with resentment which I could never get. I would rather pay more taxes. My child was denied so many services while in school even with dr backup that she needed them Now we cant get knowledgeable drs to even give her decent care for her illness it is more than frightening.Im sure alot of people are hurt here by lack of medical care they would tell you to move but they suffer. It also has no jobs for the young an all round depressing place in my opinion good for 2 weeks vacation at the lake and go back to civilization where to move next is my next concern where did you decide to retire to as we are probably a similar age and predictament thank you for writing we so appreciate your comments very helpful!!
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:08 PM
 
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you are spot on!!!! very depressed area here where have you looked in to next? we are from LI!!!
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:14 PM
 
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Your welcome.

As we age our priorities change. I guess if that is the only life you know then you just learn to work with it. But living in NYC and trying to adapt is another issue.

One thing I warn folks about on the retirement forums is reverse mortgages in rural areas. There is nothing worse than not being able to stay in a house you took a reverse mortgage on and the area lacks the resources you need as you age that were not even on the radar earlier in life.
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:46 PM
 
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where are you looking to retire I also have a child with an illness that cant be helped here so faf
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:34 AM
 
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Question. Are you new to the area? If so, did you not scout the area prior to moving? Not to sound condescending but as a parent of a child with special needs had you done your due diligence you'd have realized NEPA is lacking in many areas that would be a necessity in your situation.
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