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Old 04-21-2015, 09:34 AM
 
Location: New Mexico via Ohio via Indiana
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How is the overall health care situation in Santa Fe, particularly hospitals and private physicians?
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Lakewood, Ohio
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There's lots of topics on this, but I'll sum it up for you... HORRIBLE!

I travel to Albuquerque for all my medical needs and for vision I go to California.
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Old 04-25-2015, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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LOL: "for vision I go to California." Based on their destructive tax policies and profligate use of water I'd say that California had poor vision at best!
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:41 AM
 
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Here's a clue: the hospital is affectionately called "St. Victim's" by locals. Not only is Santa Fe bereft of excellent medical care, New Mexico in general is lacking. For any sort of ailment that requires a specialist, I would not allow myself to be operated on in New Mexico. You might be better off going to a third world country.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:45 AM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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LOL: You fly to CA to have your eyes check?
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Old 01-12-2016, 03:50 PM
 
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Default Medical care in SF

I searched on "hospitals in Santa Fe, New Mexico" and five hospitals came up, but that doesn't really tell me if the care is good, or very modern. Can someone speak to that? Especially care of elderly, cancer patients and MS.

TIA
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Old 01-13-2016, 10:15 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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There's one hospital. It's cut back on staff to the point that its own doctors are saying it's not safe, and patients aren't getting the care the doctors order for them (various nursing assistance). Avoid.
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Old 01-15-2016, 09:04 PM
 
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What about specialists? When I visited, people told me there are no specialists, and that you have to go to Albuquerque. Surely not. The state's capital city?

If I move there, which I plan to, I'm going to have to see a dermatologist and neurologist at a minimum.

Of course I can do an online search but I thought it would be good to discuss this in this forum and get points of view of current residents.
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Old 01-15-2016, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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Some excellent specialists here - and definitely in the fields you specified.

There's one in-patient hospital, Christus-St. Vincent's Medical Center. It's getting better under the Christus management. Everyone's got a different view. My limited experience there was excellent. I've heard great stories as well as bad ones. If I were to ever have some serious condition requiring hospitalization I'd probably go down to Albuquerque. For general and specialty outpatient care I find the providers here in Santa Fe perfectly fine. I spent my first career as a hospital administrator, so I'm pretty picky when it comes to health care.
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Old 02-12-2016, 10:31 AM
 
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Why is the medical care in Santa Fe so dismal? You would think there would be a few good doctors in such an expensive city. Is Albuquerque also lacking good medical care?
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