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Can anyone recommend a few good doctors, either on STJ or STT:

Eye Doctor,
preferably an ophthalmologist not an optometrist
General Family Practitioner
Plastic Surgeon
(probably won't need this one but you never know what can happen and when you may need this type of doctor)

I will be doing check-ups with all of my doctors stateside before moving but I have a few quirky health issues (nothing life-threatening) so I would prefer to know of good doctors on island just in case.

I know there is no hospital on St John, is there an Urgent Care type place there?

Thank you in advance for your recommendations! 🙂

Posted : June 14, 2013 11:53 pm
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Dr. Clayton at the Red Hook Family Medical Practice. I had a very serious issue and he was more than helpful and I'm healed thanks to him. Great Doc, very informative, very laid back and easy. STT!

Posted : June 15, 2013 3:00 am
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Allergist: I am not sure if Dr Thomas still has her practice in Havensight. She retired from Health. VI ENT does allergy medecine, but they are ENTs, not allergists.
Dentist: Dr Pomeranz
Dermatologist: There is only one, so not sure you can have a best. Fletcher Robinson.
Eye Doctor, preferably an ophthalmologist not an optometrist: Dr Assefa!!
General Family Practitioner:
Radiologist: St Thomas Radiology. Again, when you have a monopoly, can there be a best?
Plastic Surgeon: There is one guy who has an office, but he is not affiliated with the hospital, so not sure what he does. Some people go to Tortola.

For non-emergency services or specialty services, many people maintain state side connections.

Posted : June 18, 2013 2:16 pm
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Tolie- Thank you for the recommendation. I will check out Dr. Claytons office when I arrive on the island.

East Ender- Thank you so much for all of your recommendations. Your list is exactly what I am looking for. I'm not necessarily needing the absolute best, just someone who I can see locally rather than flying back stateside every time I need to see a doctor, especially if its on short notice. If one of my issues worsens or I need surgery in the future, I will definitely go back to MD where I'm from. I have the best of the best there between Johns Hopkins, University of MD, and all of the DC area hospitals. But for basic routine check-ups, I'm sure those on the island will be just fine. Thanks again!

Posted : June 19, 2013 3:19 am
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