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docj
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Is there an area in the USVI in need of a primary care physician?

Jeff

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Topic starter Posted : March 24, 2009 4:28 pm
Betty
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I know we could use another one on Stx.

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Posted : March 24, 2009 4:53 pm
islandtyme
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AMEN Betty!
Still missing Braslow 🙁

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Posted : March 24, 2009 5:05 pm
Betty
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Big ditto to that, being in and out in 30 minutes was priceless.

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Posted : March 24, 2009 5:25 pm
dougtamjj
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I would love a good primary care physician. I have been begging our stateside PCP to move here. He treats our entire family from my mom to my grandchild.

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Posted : March 24, 2009 5:28 pm
East Ender
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Yes, PCPs are needed. And here is my wish list of specialists (for St Thomas, but St Croix I think could use these as well): pulmonologist, rheumatologist, neurosurgeon, dermatologist, psychiatrist, palliative care specialist, geriatrician, radiation oncologist.

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Posted : March 24, 2009 7:52 pm
dougtamjj
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An allergist for St. Croix

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Posted : March 25, 2009 8:26 am
beachy
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and Braslow was affordable if you did not have insurance, added to which he had good credentials. We haven't found a replacement.

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Posted : March 25, 2009 9:26 am
islandtyme
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Beachy is right, Braslow was VERY affordable!!!
Our new primary care dr wants $85.00 every time you walk in his office

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Posted : March 25, 2009 2:18 pm
stephaniev
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I hope you open a dr office,I need a job!!! I am an expirienced Medical Assistant DYING to come back to STX!!! Please,Please,Please let me know if you do open an office...

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Posted : March 26, 2009 12:07 am
docj
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For what it's worth, Palliative Care/Pain Management and Geriatrics are areas I lean toward. Unfortunately, at least for now, a move to USVI got the spousal veto. I let her know that if she dies first that the USVI is where to haunt me. I showed the kids a few pictures and I think a straight up vote would lean toward the move, but it's hard to overturn a veto. I'll have to vacation there and let the area win her over.

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Topic starter Posted : March 26, 2009 10:20 am
stephaniev
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your specialties are what I enjoy also. I was on STX and still miss it everyday,I wish I had'nt left,but family issues prevailed,the onlly way I will make it back there is if I can get a job in my field.

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Posted : March 26, 2009 1:13 pm
stiphy
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I think this is something we need very badly on STX....I called to get an appointement a few weeks ago when I had a stomach flu and Dr. Bishop's office told me that there were no appointments for over a month and a half! They have walk-in but I don't have time for that...fortunately the flu went away eventually.

Sean

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Posted : March 26, 2009 3:15 pm
Bombi
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Sean, Dr. Prassards walk in is open from 7-2. I brought my wife last week and she was in and out in @ hour. $80.00. He is at Beston Hill.
I send my employees there rather than Juan Luis.

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Posted : March 26, 2009 4:14 pm
stephaniev
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I too,had a good expirience going to Dr Prassads office,I saw the nurse practitioner and I didn't wait long. Still want a job though!

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Posted : March 26, 2009 4:41 pm
Betty
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Never had a wait that short when I've seen Prassard. Even for the nurses. I like all of them and think they do their job but they are so slow. Its always been 2 or 3 hours without an appointment. With an appointment its more like an hour to hour and a half from the time I enter to about when I leave. Only go without an appointment if I feel horrible, and don't know what it is, like dengue. Otherwise with colds and flus I rather wait it out then wait in any doctors waiting room for that long.

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Posted : March 26, 2009 5:33 pm
East Ender
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I hope you will consider St Thomas, as we really could use some palliative care expertise. And get the spouse on the board, we'll convince her!! :@)

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Posted : March 26, 2009 7:24 pm
crucianne
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Just curious... If your personal physician wanted you or a family member to receive a diagnostic ultrasound (thyroid, gallbladder, prostate, ovaries, etc), which would you prefer:
A. Go to Gov. Juan Luis Medical Center?
B. Go to the on-island Imaging Center?
C. Go to Puerto Rico or stateside?
D. Have the ultrasound done on-island at your personal physicians office?

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Posted : March 26, 2009 8:50 pm
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