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Health Care Action Team Raising Money For Recruitment

February 16, 2014

The drive to attract quality physicians to the area took another important step last month. On Jan....

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Feb-17-14 10:34 AM

this is just the beginning. 60% of docs nationwide aren't accepting new medicaid patients. & medicaid is about to explode. good luck people!

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Feb-16-14 7:25 PM

All are good people who are trying to recruit,however dr. Garone couldn't recruit a dog to a bone.

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Feb-16-14 4:57 PM

Many cities offer incentives to doctors &nurses. Many people think doctors charge too much, but think nothing about purchasing a 50K vehicle or expensive home. Quality doctors deserve quality pay...priorities mixed up. Most ball players make far more than someone that can save a life. Nuts! Good health/quality medical go hand in hand.

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Feb-16-14 12:13 PM

With all respect to Lillian Ney and those making this effort...the reality is that our area is not large enough to support quality healthcare beyond primary care and some outpatient services. The ER addition at WCA was a waste of valuable local money because the local hospital is incompetent - with hundreds of horror stories from all levels of care. Since it's obvious Docs don't want to come here the ones who do are second rate. There are still some quality Docs in the area but many are a few short years from retirement. Luckily we live close to 2 metropolitan areas that have the resources and patient base to support competent doctors, facilities and technologies to care for people. WCA should be an extreme trauma center (where there is not time to transport to another facility) and possibly some outpatient procedures that do not heavily rely on technology or expertise. Urgent Care operations have already lightened the load for the ER anyway.

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Feb-16-14 9:38 AM

Sorry girlyman, you are wrong about that. Doctor reimbursements have been cut by 2%, as part is sequester, and are threatened to be cut by another 24% by SRG cuts. Obama care and all the other mandates put on doctors in the last year, have them working harder and longer for less pay. Most the mandates have nothing to do with patient care, but just hoops and controls to jump through to get meager fees from Medicare and Medicaid. The real thiefs are the insurance companies. Obamacare has them laughing all the way to the bank.

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Feb-16-14 9:10 AM

A doc coming here needs to know majority of patients will be medicaid and maybe obama care. They will have to feel committed to helping the poor.

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Feb-16-14 8:59 AM

Doctors are the biggest thieves in the healthcare disaster we call choice

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Feb-16-14 2:04 AM

area suks so bad gotta pay people to coe here

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