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Pearl
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Hi, i am getting ready to relocate to St. Coirx but i was wondering about doctors. I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and its hard to find a doctor here that knows what to do for me I was wondering if any one could tell me of any doctors i should locate when i get there. or who are good doctors in general?

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Topic starter Posted : March 25, 2011 5:19 am
Linda J
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Anne Treasure is an OB-GYN here. She seems to have a good reputation.

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Posted : March 25, 2011 10:19 am
mgpilot
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Also Dr. Jerome. I don't know him personally, but his nurse practitioner as awesome! Call 778-5777 and it's easy to get in quickly.

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Posted : March 25, 2011 3:49 pm
Iris Tramm
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Ten-year resident sz: STX is a horrible place to need a doctor unless you're birthin' a baby or breakin' a bone. I regularly fly back to the States for what I need vis-a-vis any medical care more complex than that.

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Posted : March 27, 2011 11:56 am
mgpilot
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Well, I've been here less than a year and a half, but I respectfully disagree. Other than Lise (the CNP mentioned above), I also have a wonderful dentist, orthodontist, optometrist, pedicatrician, pediatric neuropsychologist, dermatologist, plastic surgeon, neurologist, orthopedic specialist, physical therapist and acupuncturist. If anyone would like names or contact information, please feel free to PM me!

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Posted : March 27, 2011 11:11 pm
Iris Tramm
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Well, I've been here less than a year and a half, but I respectfully disagree. Other than Lise (the CNP mentioned above), I also have a wonderful dentist, orthodontist, optometrist, pedicatrician, pediatric neuropsychologist, dermatologist, plastic surgeon, neurologist, orthopedic specialist, physical therapist and acupuncturist. If anyone would like names or contact information, please feel free to PM me!

Hey, you're entitled to your opinion/limited experience, but I know lots and lots and lots of people who've lived here for many, many years who would disagree. If you have any kind of complicated medical condition which requires a specialist your options range from limited to non-existent.

I also say this as a local attorney who has written countless, successful motions to exclude testimony from local doctors in local personal injury cases because of flawed and unscientific practices and methodologies.

IT

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Posted : March 28, 2011 5:56 pm
speee1dy
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everyone i know who needs something extensive goes to the states. anything other than routine you will find the majority of people will go to the states.

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Posted : March 28, 2011 6:28 pm
Hiya!
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Totally agree, if you have anything that's a little hard to diagnosed, there's a very good chance you will need to go stateside to get help. I even have had to go stateside for outpatient procedure's because how they are performed here is a joke, and don't even get me started about the one MRI machine on stx and how it's run. You do not want to get seriously sick here. So glad I have family in the medical profession stateside. Healthcare and crime are the only things that make me reevaluate living here and they are big ones. As much as I love stx I take stock every year and see where we are.

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Posted : March 28, 2011 8:05 pm
Lizard
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The USVI's have Two Hospitals. The population of the Island's are about the same as a large Town/Small City in the States. All Towns and Small Cities in the States don't have a Hospital. So people have to travel to Regional Health Care Facilities or even to another state because of a specialty that's not available in their home state. My family has always received excellent care, treatments and advice by the medical professionals on the islands. The services get bigger and better every year (New Cardiology services at Juan F. Luis Hospital on ST Croix). It takes money and lots of it to run a state of the arts Hospital and a medical practice on the islands. I think they do a great job with what they have.

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Posted : March 28, 2011 9:22 pm
Iris Tramm
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I think they do a great job with what they have.

True, dat. But they ain't got much. That's the problem.

IT

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Posted : March 29, 2011 12:02 am
Lizard
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I think they do a great job with what they have.

True, dat. But they ain't got much. That's the problem.

IT

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Posted : March 29, 2011 12:17 am
Exit Zero
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everyone i know who needs something extensive goes to the states. anything other than routine you will find the majority of people will go to the states.

I do not agree with 'the majority of people'
I do agree with your perception 'everyone I know'
The Hospitals and Staff here are constantly improving and the Administration struggles with the lack of patients paying for services.

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Posted : March 29, 2011 12:38 am
beachy
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One of our former stx neighbor/friends used to say the biggest medical issues were the things you could NOT leave island for treatment for...gunshots, heart attacks, strokes, He became the victim of the cardiac item...went to the hospital by ambulance, was treated at JL for a day and then air evaced to the major new york city hospital where his son practiced...later, he told us the Drs in NY told him that the stx folks had done everything right, and kept him alive till he could go elsewhere for surgery..(which was to a place known for treating presidents and others needing cardiac surgery). The stx issue was that they were so limited in what they could do. The new cardiac center hopefully has expanded their scope, and can enable those who can't or don't want to leave to live as well.

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Posted : March 29, 2011 12:51 am
Linda J
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Friend had heart by-pass surgery here with very good results. I have had two knee replacements in the states while living here. Also have friendswho have had babies and more minor surgery here. All were happy with their care.

What you get here is the same as what you'd get in a small hospital in the rural USA, IMO.

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Posted : March 29, 2011 10:50 am
Iris Tramm
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What you get here is the same as what you'd get in a small hospital in the rural USA, IMO.

With the caveat that there is no quick, convenient, or inexpensive way to evacuate you to a larger, more advanced and well-equipped hospital if your case demands it, save PR -- and you're only getting there by plane or helicopter.

IT

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Posted : March 29, 2011 4:34 pm
japuig88
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Hello My name is Jorge and we are thinking moving to the island , however, we cant find to many sources that can inform us about health insurances , now and when we get in our 60th , medicare in the island only cover people with low income, any info please, what most people do , use and your advise thanks

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Posted : March 30, 2011 4:37 pm
Linda J
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Medicare is the same here as anywhere else in the states. Individual health insurance is a problem.

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Posted : March 30, 2011 5:06 pm
japuig88
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Thank you for the answer, so if I am 65 Y/O we cover on Medicare as if we live in NY ..? I guess you have Medicare?

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Posted : March 30, 2011 5:27 pm
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