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Old Today, 01:39 PM
 
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I live in SC, not a particular fan of it, but I do not understand the need for people from other areas to trash places they don't live. Of course we can't compare to Boston, LA, NYC or some others, but I guarantee we have Harvard trained Doctors in SC, as well as Duke and any other medical school you care to list.

I work in public health and we have multiple Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Duke and Stanford doctors and nurses in our agency. Rural SC is dirt poor and it shows, but not everyone that lives here is a backwoods, redneck, wife beater wearing hick with no education and even fewer teeth.
Don't give away our secrets !!! Let them think what they want and that will preserve what has attracted folks to SC for retirement
Planned my SC move for over a year and now happily living in NMB ....mere minutes from the beach.
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I live in SC, not a particular fan of it, but I do not understand the need for people from other areas to trash places they don't live. Of course we can't compare to Boston, LA, NYC or some others, but I guarantee we have Harvard trained Doctors in SC, as well as Duke and any other medical school you care to list.

I work in public health and we have multiple Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Duke and Stanford doctors and nurses in our agency. Rural SC is dirt poor and it shows, but not everyone that lives here is a backwoods, redneck, wife beater wearing hick with no education and even fewer teeth.
This is a Massachusetts vs South Carolina thread. Is there any debate that Boston has world class specialists that donít exist in South Carolina? Thatís fact. Why the thin skin? I sure hope I donít need any of those physicians but itís good to know theyíre an hour from my house. Iíve certainly used the MGH sports medicine group. I wouldnít want to use the specialists in my town for anything serious, either. Iíd get the referral to Boston.
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Old Today, 04:17 PM
 
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Not eggsactly.

The guy who has worked on my knees and a shoulder at Mass General is on the Harvard med school faculty, is the team physician for the Patriots, and invented ACL grafts. I have access to world class specialists for anything that goes wrong. There isnít anything like that in South Carolina. South Carolina is the #60 medical school. Itís not the same level of expertise. Duke and UNC are a pretty long drive.
My cousin just had brain surgery in Columbia SC and as it turned out the guy who did it was the foremost dr in the country for that type of brain tumor/surgery. So you never know where the best will turn up or where they will have trained. Not everyone who practices in SC went to med school in SC.

I agree for orthopedic stuff sports doctors are the way to go. My sister had a knee replacement in FL...doc works mainly on Orlando basketball players. He uses a newer technique that goes under the muscle rather than cutting it. Recovery time less than half other people we know who had the same surgery and virtually no pain. Again, it pays to do your research. You don't always need a world class surgeon. Sometimes good surgeons with lots of experience who follow world class techniques give the same results.

Some rare exotic illness may require you to get on a flight to NYC or Boston to get the best care. Most of us will only need care for things like heart attack, stroke, orthopedic things, gastro, etc where the standard of care has long been established and is followed the same at most major hospitals.

All that being said, the overall stay in a southern hospital is likely to be far more pleasant than one in NY. The sponge bath I had in a famous NY hospital was a surly nurse squirting water all over me from a squeeze bottle...Öjust saying lol.

My entire extended family lives in SC and has for hundreds of years. I have never known of anyone unable to get the medical care they needed although sometimes rarely they have elected to go to Duke or Atlanta hospitals.
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Don't give away our secrets !!! Let them think what they want and that will preserve what has attracted folks to SC for retirement
Planned my SC move for over a year and now happily living in NMB ....mere minutes from the beach.
Yes, let the stereotypes prevail. It keeps the riff raff out.
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I love my S.C. town. We live on the coast. However, I would never compare the schools with the ones my children attended in the northeast. Thereís a reason you pay such high taxes there. Recently experienced a medical emergency. Not life threatening, but emergent. Happened on a Fri night. Saw a specialist who opened his office for me Sat morning. But there wasnít a dr available to perform the surgery until Mon, and time was against me for a full recovery. This would NEVER happen in NY, MA, PA, CT, NJ. Never. So, yes, COL is great. Weather fantastic. I only had to evacuate once for a hurricane that never hit (thankfully). People are nicer, slower paced and I love it here. But, be aware that there are downsides.

Are you saying there wasn't a hospital that could have done the surgery for you?
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Old Today, 05:36 PM
 
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Most pro athletes with elbow and shoulder problems leave their team physicians in Boston, NYC, SF, etc, to go to Birmingham Alabama, where Dr James Andrews has been for decades.
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Old Today, 06:49 PM
 
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Are you saying there wasn't a hospital that could have done the surgery for you?
Sadly, no there was not. It wasnít life threatening. But, time was still of the essence. It was a detached retina.
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Old Today, 08:15 PM
 
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Sadly, no there was not. It wasnít life threatening. But, time was still of the essence. It was a detached retina.
Scary indeed! I would have gone out of state for that
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Old Today, 11:35 PM
 
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I was a Yankee stationed in SC for 3 years. Downtown Charleston and the beach areas are fine, it you can afford it, but 10 miles inland the motel had bullet proof glass with a big sign warning of 7 years in prison for armed robbery.
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