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need info. on dr. pedersen on stx ASAP! thanks!

 
lily1025
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i am considering out patient surgery with dr. pederson on stx. i meet with him today and was very impressed and liked him very much. i have had out patient surgey on stx twice before. i fell yesterday and broke my wrist bone in away that it needs a small rod and pins. i really need some input from other patients both positive and negative.please respond asap since the surgery needs too take place within 10 days before bone heals in the wrong way.THANK YOU ALL SO SO MUCH!

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Topic starter Posted : October 4, 2016 7:16 pm
ms411
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I love his calypso. 😀

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Posted : October 4, 2016 7:46 pm
lily1025
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oh my god..is that really the same dr. pederson?

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Topic starter Posted : October 4, 2016 7:53 pm
Oldie1
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I think Ms411 is referring to Doc Peterson, retired Veterinarian and Calypsonian, not Dr Pederson the Orthopedic surgeon.

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Posted : October 4, 2016 8:28 pm
dougtamjj
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I hope you are ok lily. We are just down the street if you need help.

Tammy

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Posted : October 4, 2016 10:49 pm
jumbie75
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Years ago my son broke his wrist in a fall. Dr Pederson set it and put a cast on it. The next day we were scheduled to fly to California to see an orthopedic surgeon for my husband. I asked him to take a look at my son's wrist also. He did and said dr. Pederson did an excellent job in resetting it. We were pleased with what he did.

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Posted : October 4, 2016 11:15 pm
Bombi
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I can't recommend Dr Pedersen. I'd go to the States.

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Posted : October 5, 2016 12:12 am
Oldie1
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You might check Dr Jackson at Comprehensive Orthopedic Group--excellent.

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Posted : October 5, 2016 8:18 am
speee1dy
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i know someone who had a very bad outcome with him

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Posted : October 5, 2016 11:07 am
LuckyGirl56
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I had knee surgery for a torn meniscus by Dr. Pederson. Follow up visits after surgery take hours in his office. If you have a 1pm appt. you will be lucky if he sees you by 4 or 5pm. Thought he did a good job until after some time I started having the same problems. After having a new MRI on my knee in STT, by a different dr. I was told that the surgery he performed was not done properly. I also have seen Dr. Jackson of COG for back problems...after having seen her repeatedly for many months with no good results, was told by her that there was nothing wrong with me. I then went to another Ortho on STX (who by the way is no longer on STX), and another MRI, found out I had several herniated discs in my lower back. I know many people that are happy with both Pederson and Jackson. I am just sharing my personal experience.

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Posted : October 5, 2016 12:02 pm
islandjoan
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VI Equicare lists several other Orthopedic Surgeons, here is the link:

VI Equicare

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Posted : October 5, 2016 12:58 pm
lily1025
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i can want to thank each and everyone who responded.i knew i would get the info. from this forum that i needed to make my decision.i am going to st.t. a week from tomorrow and dr. chase is doing the surgery in his surgical suite. thanks again,you guys are the best!

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Topic starter Posted : October 5, 2016 8:15 pm
Alana33
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All the best for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.

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Posted : October 5, 2016 8:22 pm
lily1025
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thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : October 5, 2016 8:26 pm
sttanon
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Chase is good, know a lot of people he has done work on........

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Posted : October 5, 2016 9:14 pm
Alana33
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If you're going to have a recovery period in RLSH, bring a comfortable pillow, warm clothing, a sweater, socks, an warm extra blanket, snacks, something to read, etc. Your cellphone will work in room but no internet connection.

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Posted : October 6, 2016 12:18 am
East Ender
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I believe that Dr. Chase uses Dr. Bacot's surgery center for day surgery.

Alana, the acronym is SRMC- Schneider Regional Medical Center. 😉

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Posted : October 6, 2016 10:34 am
Stxer1
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We've gone to Dr. Pederson on and off and have had a few things taken care of successfully. Please check on this if its a major surgery, but I don't think he's a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon. That's important if it were me needing major surgery.

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Posted : October 6, 2016 12:20 pm
East Ender
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Oh, and I double checked. There is WIFI at SRMC. 😎

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Posted : October 6, 2016 9:22 pm
Alana33
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There's WI-FI but you have to go to a certain part of the hospital to be able to access it. It was not available in the room on the floor my sister was in when she was in the hospital while recovering from surgery on 2 different occasions, earlier this year. At least, that was the case at the time.
Very inconvenient for someone that's not ambulatory.

BTW - Thanks for the correction.
(the acronym is SRMC- Schneider Regional Medical Center. wink)
You can tell how long I've been here!

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Posted : October 6, 2016 10:19 pm
East Ender
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I don't know how long ago your sister was in the hospital,but if it was more than a year, things are different... I only say this because many "old timers" have memories of the way things were many years ago, and there really is change in some areas of the VI.;)

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Posted : October 7, 2016 12:06 pm
Alana33
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She was there in Feb and again in March, earlier this year.
My niece flew in from Cayman Islands to help her and she'd have to leave the room and go elsewhere, a lounge, perhaps, in order to check her email as it was not available in the room.

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Posted : October 7, 2016 2:38 pm
speee1dy
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the hospital on stx has wifi in the rooms.

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Posted : October 7, 2016 3:32 pm
CruzanIron
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the hospital on stx has wifi in the rooms.

It has been a while, but when I was there they had wifi but no one had the access password.

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Posted : October 7, 2016 3:42 pm
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