PLEASE...Can anyone point me in the right direction?????

kaiya2465
By kaiya2465 Latest Reply 2016-11-22 19:37:36 -0600
Started 2012-12-22 14:30:50 -0600

I am in a pickle…my dr quit to move to another state I have been trying to find a new dr but none at this time are accepting new patients. I am not the only one struggling to find one, but what do we do in the mean time to get the continued medical help, any suggestions would be Greatly Appreciated… I posted this on DC also…

Thanks in advance


10 replies

Legal Begal
Legal Begal 2016-11-22 19:37:36 -0600 Report

Try Dr John Park he's located off Walnut Hill and Greenville behind the Shell gas station. He has a team of Heart PA that work under him. Also the Methdoist Richardson Medical Center Hospital has great Heart doctors. 1-469-204-1000 Best wishes!!

kaiya2465
kaiya2465 2012-12-27 08:50:15 -0600 Report

Morning & Thank you for the replies. I have found a Primary not sure if he is temp. or not. But will be asking a lot of questions & about a cardio. In the process of looking for a primary I did find out that some of the cardio's come up to Sturgis. Which I did not know before. The are going to do the stress test on Jan. 3rd it is back on the books & then I see the Primary Jan. 11. Will keep you posted on what I find out.

draco59
draco59 2012-12-24 21:30:37 -0600 Report

I think it was kind of inconsiderate of your old doctor for his patients. the only thing to do is keep trying to find one, if experience any problems, the ER is your best bet…
good luck Kaiya…

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-12-22 22:08:31 -0600 Report

kaiya,

What state and county do you ive in?

HH

kaiya2465
kaiya2465 2012-12-22 22:47:19 -0600 Report

Butte County SD, But Lawrence County is where my old primary was, it is a bigger area in Spearfish.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-12-25 19:06:51 -0600 Report

kaiya,

I see the problem. Both the Spearfish Regional Hospital and Queen City Regional Medical Clinic don't have a cardiology clinic. The closest city with any sizable collection of cardiologists is Rapid City which is a good hour away from Spearfish.

Your best bet is to ask your current docs (regardless of specialty) for a referral to the closest cardiologist they are aware of.

Regards,

HH

kaiya2465
kaiya2465 2012-12-27 08:57:31 -0600 Report

Morning HH, The reasoning for that is they are all in Rapid City where the main Regional offices are. I fought Regional once because they segregated me because I have a service dog, it took me a yr to get them to change their policy to exclude service dogs from said policy. I will fight them again if need be, but I would rather not.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-12-28 23:04:52 -0600 Report

kaiya,

Yeah, that's what I found when I researched the availability in your county. Not certain what you can do if the docs are al physically located in high-population metro areas. Then again, I know people who trek 300 miles from Milwaukee just so they can be seen at the Mayo Clinic!

HH

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