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Recruiting Physicians A Priority For City

January 27, 2014

Primary care physicians are No. 1 on the recruitment priority list for Jamestown. That is what the Jamestown Strategic Planning and Partnerships Commission’s Health Care Action Team has determined....

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askwhy

Jan-27-14 2:17 PM

Take a look a doctor directories for the new obamacare products. There are no specialists listed. Most primary care docs are on there, but they make more use of physician extenders like PAs and NPs and up the daily patient visit to clinic type volume to make it work, so you don't see those docs either, unless it will make they coin to see you.

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Howard

Jan-27-14 10:22 AM

You are arguing against yourself formerlyphil. Doctors accepting these new patients means less ER visits.

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Conservative1212

Jan-27-14 9:31 AM

Other than the minor benefits of a small town, lots of medicaid and obamacare patients, I see no reason a new or established dr. would move here. There will be fewer new doctors and if they want to make any money they will not accept medicaid. Not going to happen folks.

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Conservative1212

Jan-27-14 9:30 AM

Other than the minor benefits of a small town, lots of medicaid and obamacare patients, I see no reason a new or established dr. would move here. There will be fewer new doctors and if they want to make any money they will not accept medicaid. Not going to happen folks.

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MarquessoQ

Jan-27-14 7:56 AM

this community needs to realize that any specialized health care should be handled in neighboring Erie Pa or Buffalo. We constantly try to recruit Docs and they don't want to come here. I think, realistically, when they do come they are not the best because obviously those Docs go elsewhere. If we were in some isolated part of the country it would be more of a necessity but since that is far form the case lets make WCA a trauma center (where patients won't survive a Helicopter transport) and maybe some Outpatient procedures. What a waste to add on to a dying facility by putting all that good money into an ER with incompetent staff. Yes, the one thing we DO need is Primary Care Docs...not specialists..****e to the realization now. Hats off to Dr. Ney for her efforts but some things aren't meant to be.

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formerlyphil

Jan-27-14 7:54 AM

with the introduction of obamacare & the subsequent mega expansion of medicaid it's worth noting that 61.6% of office-based physicians in nys are accepting new medicaid patients. wyoming comes in first at 99.3% doesn't seem like emergency room visits by medicaid patients will be curtailed anytime soon in this state.

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snottynosepunk

Jan-27-14 6:41 AM

give them a 10 yr tax break, free housing, food stamps

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