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Old 02-12-2016, 10:48 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Is Albuquerque also lacking good medical care?
The Albuquerque metro area has the largest accumulation of medical facilities in New Mexico...
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Old 02-12-2016, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Los Alamos all have higher than average numbers of primary care providers on a per-capita basis.

If you need something more specialized you might have to visit Albuquerque.
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Old 02-12-2016, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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There are some excellent specialists here, and I've so many positive reviews by friends and acquaintances about St. Vincent's.

St. V's has had a relatively poor reputation to overcome, and unfortunately many people still rely on old information. I'm a former hospital administrator and am a very tough critic when I see poor hospital care. I have visited people who were inpatients recently and saw nothing but excellent, attentive care. The one night I had to spend there a couple of years ago gave me first-hand experience - I received superb care. All that being said, if I had something truly serious, depending on the specialty needed, I'd go to University Hospital in Albuquerque.
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Old 02-12-2016, 01:27 PM
 
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That is reassuring to know. Thanks for your opinion. Sometimes it takes time to turn around a negative into a positive!
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Old 02-12-2016, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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The providers are here. The challenge is in finding those taking both new patients and your particular insurance. We've got BCBS (state employee) as well as TriCare (retired military). Because one tends to pay what the other does not, we try to find a provider who takes both. We found a great doc in 2014, but when my hubby showed up for his annual exam in 2015 we learned the doc was long gone. Hubby was shifted to a PA who he liked. But then she left and he was shifted to another new PA.

I'm not sure why docs don't stick around. Perhaps NM's high rate of folks on Medicare/Medicaid means there is less profit to be made, and they simply leave for greener pastures.
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Western NC.
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As a medicare age person with supplemental would it be difficult to find a Dr.?
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Old 02-16-2016, 03:40 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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That is a good question? Hope this will be address. Santa Fe is on our list too.
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Old 02-16-2016, 03:55 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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You might look at these websites:
State Rankings
Health Systems Data Center - The Commonwealth Fund

Last edited by Poncho_NM; 06-03-2016 at 10:13 AM..
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Old 02-18-2016, 01:52 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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There are a lot of primary care docs in Santa Fe that aren't accepting new patients. Be persistent, and you'll find one that does, though.
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Old 02-19-2016, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Boulder, CO
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I had a decent primary-care physician, but it was IMPOSSIBLE to find a dermatologist. As someone who has had skin cancer, waiting 8 months for a derm appointment is unacceptable. I actually drove to Durango once just to get in.
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