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mgpilot
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After saying enough is enough to the rudeness and over 2 hour waits in Dr. Prasaad's office I went to see Lise McCanless who is practicing with Dr. Jerome. What a breath of fresh air! I finally felt like I was seeing a family doctor who cares and doesn't try to process you through like an assembly line. Made an appt. for the next day and was seen exactly on time. She said they do appointments primarily but will take walk ins on an urgent need basis.

The office is located in the first building North of the hospital and their phone is 340-778-5777. And no I am not on commission just very happy to get great care and service.

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Topic starter Posted : February 10, 2011 1:49 pm
STXoldie
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She is great but not a Physician, she is a Nurse Practitioner

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Posted : February 10, 2011 4:18 pm
mgpilot
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You are correct but she can do anything the doctor can, including prescriptions

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Topic starter Posted : February 10, 2011 6:28 pm
Hiya!
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Don't say that in front of a doctor. A doctor goes through a lot more training then a PA. You just have to hope your PA knows enough to know when they don't know. 😉

But I like Lise a lot and for routine stuff, she diagnosed my dengue fever right away a couple of years ago. She is great and will give you much friendly service then many doctors on island. But I think you really should have at least one real physical a year with your doctor. Last time I saw her she was still with Prasad and I gave up on his office about two years ago. He also has a horrible bedside manner.

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Posted : February 10, 2011 6:46 pm
longtime
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Please check; she must work under Physician and can't write all prescriptions; certian drugs must have the Physician's signature.

She is great, I totally agree, but I also agree you need a Physician in the wings

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Posted : February 10, 2011 11:23 pm
roadrunner
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A PA (physician assistant) is not the same as an NP (nurse practitioner) is not the same as an MD (medical doctor).

PA: college plus 2 years specifically for PA degree
NP: college plus 2 years specifically for NP degree
MD: college plus 4 years specifically for MD degree plus 3-8 years of residency (depending on specialty) plus 1-2 years of fellowship (for those who do a fellowship, depending on specialty) -- and some physicians do multiple residencies and/or multiple fellowships

Please blame the health care system, not the individual provider, for the "assembly line" feeling. Most people who go into the field of medicine truly care about helping people. There are much more lucrative jobs out there, if that's all one is after.

That said, there are certainly some problems that are well treated by any of the above, and there are certainly those in each of these categories who have a good or bad bedside manner.

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Posted : February 10, 2011 11:40 pm
MistB'Haven
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Just my .02 but I have been using a NP stateside for 7 years as my primary care physician. She's wonderful!

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Posted : February 11, 2011 2:42 am
margaritagirl
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mgpilot, I also really like Lise McCanless. I didn't know she had moved. Last time I saw her was at Dr. Prasad's office. I hated going there, even when I had an appt. I would have to wait. They would forget to tell her I was there waiting.
Thanks for her phone number.

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Posted : February 11, 2011 12:45 pm
mgpilot
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You're welcome margaritagirl. Also to clarify, she is working with Dr. Jerome if the doctor is needed. He does a lot of OBGYN stuff but also practices family medicine.

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Topic starter Posted : February 11, 2011 4:15 pm
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