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Old 06-22-2019, 07:42 AM
jeriteri jeriteri is offline
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I believe part of the problem with understanding appointments is that we don't want to see anyone other than our own doctor. It's just planted in our heads and we won't let go. Now, personally, in my opinion, I haven't found other doctors or PA that I am disappointed with. They are all very professional and timely and the best thing is I didn't have to wait.
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Old 06-22-2019, 08:53 AM
NotGolfer NotGolfer is offline
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Chiming in was me as the patient! I had surgery in 2011, before TVH was a reality and my surgeon arranged for the scheduler to call and make a follow-up, post-op appt's two weeks following. THEN in 2018 I had a serious surgery and again the surgeon (it was a different one) had her scheduler call me to arrange the follow-up, again two weeks post-op. We "are" a part of TVH system here but the specialty folks---anyone can see them. I would think it unusual for folks NOT to be seen post-op for a follow up. IF you're trying to see a different dr., then it's possible that you won't be seen as soon as you'd like. Clear communication should be made. IF not then have your primary or another health-care professional step in to make it happen.
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Old 06-25-2019, 10:56 AM
DAVES DAVES is offline
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Originally Posted by PennBF View Post
We just returned from a normal 2 year and every 3 months visit with usual 3 Doctors from Stage 3 Cancer Treatment and getting clear bills of health. The CatScan at latest visit indicated a possible problem in another area. As we sat in the last Doctors office she made an appointment for a Dr. that specialized in the questionable area. Went to that office, met with that Dr.who called in a surgeon as we sat there. Met with the Surgeon and scheduled within the next 2 week to determine what this questionable object might be. That is 5 doctor visits, (2 at last minute). This was at Mayo Clinic where we go for all medical issues. They treat you as a human being in need of help.
A hospital vs private practice. In private practice in the end the goal is to make money. In a hospital such as Mayo Clinic the goal is to provide medical care. Sadly, often the result is different.
Also, sadly your main contact with a doctor is the person on the phone. Actually, here in Florida they are better, more human than the drill Sargents I had to deal with in NY but the fact is you are forced to discuss medical issues with someone with zero training and with calls coming in one after the other.
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Old 06-25-2019, 11:24 AM
JoMar JoMar is offline
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Originally Posted by Cloud Nine View Post
I am having the same problem with my Orthopedic doctor at the Specialty Care Center. I was operated on in mid October and have yet to see my surgeon other than my hospitalization. I am only seen by a NP in his practice. I have had issues which should be addressed by an MD but I can’t get into see him.
Too busy with new patients who will potentially bring him and the Villages health system more $$$$, maybe ?
Be very careful on which MD you choose, they aren’t all what they appear to be !! Ask lots of questions about the continuity of your post surgical care......
Interesting....I have always seen my Orthopedic doctor at the Specialty Care Center, before the surgery, in my room at the hospital and two follow up visits. Guess it depends on who you chose as a surgeon and the due diligence done.
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Old 06-25-2019, 12:19 PM
gatorbill1 gatorbill1 is offline
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Our Son was seen by a Village Health Care Internist who detected an irregular heartbeat. Was sent to Villages Cardiologist who reviewed CT scan and confirmed a birth defective Aortic Valve and an aneurysm. Sent to Surgeon and had the valve replacement, etc and was told to see his internist and cardiologist within 1 -2 weeks following discharge. Tried to make appointments only to be told - they could not see him for approximately 8 weeks! This is NOT acceptable. Have others experienced this issue with the Villages Health Care System? Our son decided to drive to Orlando where he could receive timely health care!
Not acceptable - Post Op visits are same a emergency visits - need to fit you in
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Old 06-26-2019, 08:01 AM
PennBF PennBF is offline
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Have Dr.refer him to Mayo Clinic and drive the 2 1/2 hours and get the best treatment. Why settle for less because of a drive. Our health is worth the best.
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