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Old 01-21-2011, 01:25 PM
Location: Anchorage
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Originally Posted by gobrien View Post
Alaska is finally getting a pediatric endocrinologist and she is bad? That's terrible, please PM me with details just in case someone tries to refer us? Thanks!
No, this is the traveling doctor. She comes up like 4 days every 2 months or something. We don't see her anymore. We get better care from the NP's at MyHealthClinic.
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:34 PM
Location: Palmer
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I would say if you do have money and a capable vehicle then drive. You can start over up here but it does take that. I took a trailer my first time up here. The border checked it out. I was respectful and they checked. No harm done. I nicely offered to show them my job papers that my job was in Alaska. They had no problems after that let me on.

That was before they required passports though. Warpt is right though. RV's are a pain! Pulling out, can't park right, slow up hills and they will just stop in front of you to see a critter.

If you must ferry then doing the trip to Haines works to, but driving still requires passports for the section of Canada.

I have done the commute to the valley. It isn't the funnest thing. I was ok with it as I did swing shift at the time. I was not in the crowded Glen full of the other cars. You almost need sun glasses if you are driving opposite of it cause the highway will be solid with lights. Like a flowing stream when going good.

I dealt with customers so the drive let me cool off so I didn't bring it home. Fuel economy will be a factor though.

I agree it is worth it for land. If you find the right land. Space to do stuff.

Homes in Anchorage with a decent space are definitely getting much tougher to find with the ability to afford. And more developments are the kind where you can hear your neighbor fart. It too close for me. I should be able to get a riding lawn mower through while I have a fence! But not in all cases.

Each has there benefit. I outweigh my peace and tranquility. I have a boy and being able to run a little 4 wheeler out there makes for more fun.

That is my view. If I had a Day shift... I would dread the drive cause of the amount of attention to the other commuters I would have to pay attention to. I'm working on paying off a home and not having a mortgage, HOA fees, no Sewer, Water, Bills. Just Electric, Gas, insurance and Taxes. I can do that in the valley easy. In town 3 more bills. Water, Sewer, and often HOA fees for any development.
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:48 PM
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If I had a one year old baby I would also hate the commute for that reason. My husband hit a moose that popped out of the hayflats so that commute is not my favorite.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:03 PM
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Default Ped. Endo

Originally Posted by roadfamily6now View Post
There is a "children's hospital" at providence that has recruited some of my favorite NP's. But the lady doc they have coming up from Seattle (Ped. Endocrinologist) is mean and a terrible doctor.

That's all I know about children's section of Prov.

Now, if you ask me about L&D at the local hospitals, I can offer up a lot more information!

We just got orders to Anchorage but my son is needing a pediatric endocrinologist. Are you military affiliated. We are trying to figure out if EFMP will let us move up there due to his specialty need. Thanks!
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