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Old 08-22-2019, 12:15 AM
 
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Hi,

How is the quality of doctors, hospitals. Healthcare overall in The Lexington-Fayette area compared to larger surrounding cities or compared to other cities you lived in?

If one needs a specialist such as neurology, Gastroenterologist. Does Lexington-Fayette have a lot to offer medically? If you needed major brain surgery or cancer treatments, where would you go?

I’m in Las Vegas & the medical care is horrible. We need to constantly travel out of state for my husbands health care treatments.

Are the doctor offices able to Keep up with the Lexington-Fayette population growth?

Thank you

Have a great night.

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Old 08-26-2019, 03:32 PM
 
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The University of Kentucky Medical Center Hospital is a regional health care center for big concerns (and also includes a children's hospital). The other four general hospitals here also provide good care. There are many additional doctors and specialists in Lexington as well, plus Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, which serves people with orthopedic issues and/or brain injuries, plus two VA hospitals, one adjacent to the UK Medical Center.

Unless you are dealing with something very rare and very specific (that would require some place like St. Jude's, Johns Hopkins, the Cleveland Health Clinic, or the Mayo Clinic), most health care needs can be effectively dealt with in Lexington.
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Old 09-14-2019, 01:41 AM
 
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Excellent info. Thank u

Anyone else have an opinion?

Thank you
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Old 09-14-2019, 07:04 PM
 
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Excellent info. Thank u

Anyone else have an opinion?
UK Hospital is ranked the best hospital in Kentucky, but that's not saying much, since Kentucky's health care is ranked in the bottom 10% nationwide by most surveys - if not the bottom 5%. If you want really good medical care in the Lexington area, you're probably better off driving to Cincinnati. They have some of the best health care in the country. In fact, last year Cincinnati was ranked #4 on Healthgrades' list of 100 American Cities Who Get Health Care Right. Lexington didn't even make that list.

I don't disagree with Craigcreek very often, but I do take exception to the statement that "most health concerns can be effectively dealt with in Lexington." Maybe it depends on how you define "effectively," but if the state is ranked 47th in outcomes, I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable with how effectively that state's health care system deals with "most health concerns."

https://www.americashealthrankings.o...erall/state/KY
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Old 09-27-2019, 12:36 PM
 
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UK Hospital is ranked the best hospital in Kentucky, but that's not saying much, since Kentucky's health care is ranked in the bottom 10% nationwide by most surveys - if not the bottom 5%. If you want really good medical care in the Lexington area, you're probably better off driving to Cincinnati. They have some of the best health care in the country. In fact, last year Cincinnati was ranked #4 on Healthgrades' list of 100 American Cities Who Get Health Care Right. Lexington didn't even make that list.

I don't disagree with Craigcreek very often, but I do take exception to the statement that "most health concerns can be effectively dealt with in Lexington." Maybe it depends on how you define "effectively," but if the state is ranked 47th in outcomes, I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable with how effectively that state's health care system deals with "most health concerns."

https://www.americashealthrankings.o...erall/state/KY
You are confusing Lexington with the entire state of Kentucky. Health care here does not reflect the total range of health care throughout all 120 counties in Kentucky.

As for health care in Cincinnati, it is available to Lexingtonians who pursue it, as Cincinnati is a two hour (or less)drive away. I am aware of many Central Kentuckians who have received specialized health care in Cincinnati - but those special conditions are not included in my reference to "most health concerns" - which CAN be dealt with effectively in Lexington.
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Old 09-27-2019, 04:39 PM
 
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Since we moved here 6 years ago, my husband has needed the services of UK HealthCare on several different occasions. I cannot praise the care provided highly enough! Markey Cancer, gastro, heart, and urology centers are all excellent! I am totally thrilled with the personalized care he has received!
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Old 09-29-2019, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington has excellent Health Care.
(Before living in Lexington, I have lived in Louisville, a bedroom community of New York City, Miami Beach, Salt Lake City and Baltimore.)
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Old 09-29-2019, 02:27 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for your replies/opinions. It’s great to hear some locals are happy with the health care there. It’s also good to know that Cincinnati is 2 hours away.

What are some of the top hospitals in Lexington for heart surgery or cancer?

Thank you

Have a super awesome Sunday ��
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Thank you everyone for your replies/opinions. It’s great to hear some locals are happy with

\the health care there. It’s also good to know that Cincinnati is 2 hours away.

What are some of the top hospitals in Lexington for heart surgery or cancer?

Thank you

Have a super awesome Sunday ��

For Cancer I know that Markey Cancer Center at UK is really good.
(I was sent there once, but no it wasn't cancer in the end.)
https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey-cancer-center


You usually will have a hard time beating UK, I have heard that for heart problems though UK is the best,
but Central Baptist is really good too.
https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/ky
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Old 11-28-2019, 05:36 AM
 
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I have worked in healthcare in Lexington for 30 years and unless you have something really rare there is no reason to go elsewhere for care. I prefer Baptist for most services but if I had trauma or something unusual I would go to UK
The only thing I would go to St Joseph for us orthopedic surgery It’s not as good as it once was
We are very fortunate to have lots of great doctors in Lex
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