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dougtamjj
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We had a similar situation with our son recently. A doctor put our 5 year old on an adult dosage of medication. It wasn't until he became ill that we noticed.

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Posted : August 27, 2009 5:57 pm
Alexandra
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Yikes indeed! That could kill a kid!

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Posted : August 27, 2009 6:09 pm
stxfoodie
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Routine care at a physicians office - you are fine but GP's are in short supply. Medical care at the hospital? Our neice is a PA who did a rotation at Juan Louisa few years back when in school - she said don't go unless you are bleeding so fast that you won't make it to PR or Miami. This newspaper article is just one example:

http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/index.pl/article_home?id=17636420

Regards -

Stxfoodie

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Posted : August 27, 2009 8:47 pm
sewbtc
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I always LOVED Dr. Frank Bishop. He is VERY open-minded and generous while taking his time with you. As always, try to get an appointment first and if you have to call or fax them, you can forget it. Nothing but busy signal.....

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Posted : August 27, 2009 8:49 pm
stxfoodie
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Bishop is great. However, his staff is so lazy that they take the phone off the hook for most of the day and won't be bothered with even mailing you a receipt for insurance purposes. "You can come pick it up after 3 days it takes us to process". I have stood in line to make an appointment since you can never reach them on the phone to make one. They sit on their fat cans and gossip in the office all day. Unreal. Its too bad he doesn't have good staff because he is excellent.

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Posted : August 27, 2009 8:59 pm
Linda J
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I've used Juan Luis' ER twice for non-life threating problems and both times I was totally satisfied with the care I received.

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Posted : August 27, 2009 9:06 pm
Betty
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Went to Bishop once. Had to wait for 2 hours which is fast for a doc here but what upset me greatly is there was a really sick baby in the waiting room that waited almost as long as me. The baby had a fever and was coughing constantly. I can't believe staff would let anyone with a fever wait that long, especially a baby. So that was it for me.

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Posted : August 27, 2009 9:56 pm
Ric
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I use Dr Lisa McMahan in Sunny Isle. She's from STX, but got her education in the States. I use her for my blood pressure and cholesterol meds and the minor problems I have had since we moved here. The thing I really like about her is that she always checks the PDR before she prescribes anything. I am in favor of open book tests for doctors. The thing that bothers me about her is that she looks like she's 12. More and more people are looking like that to me these days.

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Posted : August 27, 2009 10:24 pm
Juanita
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LOL, Ric! I've been saying that for years.

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Posted : August 29, 2009 2:25 am
Juanita
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nforbes, THAT is really scary!!

My husband has been to Dr. Campbell at Alternative Medical (I think that's what it is called.) Really liked him. We recommended him to one of our tenants a while back. She has been going on a regular basis for a chronic condition and really likes him, even compared to her usual stateside docs. He offers a blend of alternative medicine and traditional medicine, as does Dr. Kafalas, with whom I am not personally familiar, but have heard good things. I think she taught at Yale (?).

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Posted : August 29, 2009 2:38 am
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