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Old 07-11-2019, 05:49 PM
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FINALLY found a good doctor, Dr. Robert Green. Ran tests that hadn’t been done before to totally understand my early diabetes. Spent a lot of time understanding me and working out a plan. I’m not a pill popper. Now, if only he stays. Doctors at Mulberry have been a revolving door. Not long after I get a good one, I receive a letter announcing their departure due to “going home to family” How come they all leave for the same reason? Looks like a form letter with the name filled in! Why can’t The Villages keep good doctors. The hierarchy and forces to be here leave a lot to be desired. We may be older folks but we’re not dumb. We all worked in Corporate America and know how the system works. Looks like I’ve got to go outside Mulberry and The Villages. Sad situation here.
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:33 PM
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I hope you have good luck with your doctor staying at least a couple years. It seems two to three years and they're gone.

I have been going to the Mulberry Health Center since it opened. I'm on my 5th doctor (Dr. Kennedy just left). I will meet my new Doctor next week for a New Patient appointment I've had excellent care there, but I wouldn't be at all surprised to see it shut down. When I'm there for Blood Work, or for a Doctor Appointment, there is never much activity. The Waiting Room most of the time is empty. The Staff working in the " Huddle" look Bored to death! I just don't think they have enough patients to keep them busy.
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:35 PM
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Yes, Dr Wald was MY favorite as well. He was 80 and still working 70+ hours a week. I don't blame him at all for going back to Pennsylvania to do what he loved, teaching. My understanding is the Dr green is commuting from Tampa daily. Hope he stays, I have been pleased with Dr Graham Hooker so far.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:15 PM
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I think Dr. Green is actually living in Polo Ridge right now. Seems to love The Villages and is retirement age I think. He’s perfect. I loved Dr.Kennedy too but she left. My husband liked her too. Something just isn’t right at Mulberry Health Care. Is it the management? We just seem to keep losing good doctors. I’m hoping I don’t lose Dr. Green.
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Just got a call from Villages Health yesterday. Dr Green is not renewing his contract. In 2 1/2 years I've had 4 doctors leave and he would have been my fifth! I'm leaving Mulberry because their turnover is outrageous. They insist nothing is wrong at their clinic but....?
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Don’t know if it’s Mulberry. When I was at VHS Pinellas, Doctor turnover was very high as well.
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Although I'm no longer in the Villages Health System, during my time as a patient there was a lot of movement by doctors. Dr. Kennedy used to be at Creekside, then transferred to Mulberry. I too wonder why, are the salaries too low or are their management issues?
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Although I'm no longer in the Villages Health System, during my time as a patient there was a lot of movement by doctors. Dr. Kennedy used to be at Creekside, then transferred to Mulberry. I too wonder why, are the salaries too low or are their management issues?
Very Wise Reply. The answer is Both are the problems.
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I did finally get to talk to Brenda Stone, the office manager there. She is aware of the frequent doctor turnover. I told her I don’t want to be seen by a nurse when I’m paying for a doctor. She understands my concern and noted it in my record. If Dr. Green leaves, I’m forced to find another doctor outside The Villages. I wonder if they’re leaving because they aren’t being paid enough.

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I hope you have good luck with your doctor staying at least a couple years. It seems two to three years and they're gone.

I have been going to the Mulberry Health Center since it opened. I'm on my 5th doctor (Dr. Kennedy just left). I will meet my new Doctor next week for a New Patient appointment I've had excellent care there, but I wouldn't be at all surprised to see it shut down. When I'm there for Blood Work, or for a Doctor Appointment, there is never much activity. The Waiting Room most of the time is empty. The Staff working in the " Huddle" look Bored to death! I just don't think they have enough patients to keep them busy.
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I really enjoyed being part of the United Health Group; but, as you said, they don't seem to have enough doctors.
I was a patient of Dr. Kennedy (absolutely loved her) for many years and was so disappointed when she left the practice. I believe her husband was in the military and was able to return to their home in Ohio.
In the meantime, trying to get an appointment with another female doctor in The Villages United Health Group seemed to be impossible. I was told would have to wait to have them call me for a "first" appointment in a minimum of 2 months. After waiting a month, and no followup, I called and they still didn't have an opening.
Since then, I found another doctor outside their system to see within a month.
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