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Difference in doctors offices - WCisBS - 10-20-2007 11:23 PM
I have been to many orthopedic doctors over the years but nothing like the one I am going to now. This group of orthopedic surgeons that specializes in each sub speciality is nothing but first class. They have all new equiptment including MRI machines, xrays, ct scans, etc. The doctors don't look at films but use computers where they can zoom in on the films or whatever they want to do. They also have 2 different offices across town where the doctors will spend certain days at each office so the patient doesn't have to travel so far.
I ask one of the partners about this high tech office and he said that he can get so much work done in a day that it is well worth it to him. He doesn't have to wait days or weeks for reports from other doctors since he has everything they need in his office. His newest office is in the medical building of a brand new hospital that has been recently built and the surgicenter is just downstairs.
It's about time Kansas City got with the program!
ps: Their charges are no higher than any other doctors office, that is what amazes me about them.
RE: Difference in doctors offices - lfoster21 - 10-20-2007 11:31 PM
I am glad that you have found such a great practice. It sounds a lot like the one I go to in VA. (Except they don't have their own MRI machine). It is wonderful to be able to have an Xray and not have the films. As you mentioned, it goes from the machine, down the hall, to the computer in the examining room and the Dr. can zoom in and out, to get the best views.
Anyway, I am glad for you and anyone else in that area.
RE: Difference in doctors offices - ksgirl - 10-20-2007 11:33 PM
I'm in that area and I wasn't lucky enough to have this place and their drs. Wish I had though.
RE: Difference in doctors offices - Bummer Knees - 10-20-2007 11:50 PM
Can you PM me with the location of this place.
My attorney is talking about me having surgery in KS City.
RE: Difference in doctors offices - WCisBS - 10-21-2007 12:00 AM
Bummer Knees Wrote:Can you PM me with the location of this place.
I just sent the info to you and if you don't get it let me know and I will try again in the morning.
RE: Difference in doctors offices - tweety00 - 10-21-2007 02:23 AM
WC I got that type of place also in omaha neb get place and since im using my i/c right now after xrays and mri the co pay was 15 bucks .. thats right I was shocked figureing if I wont win this that Ill be having to sell everything to pay back what i owe ..
RE: Difference in doctors offices - Pooh - 10-21-2007 05:56 AM
I went to one in OKC that is just like that - it is great that they can do that even with x-rays and see the area so much more clearer than they could with regular film images. I loved the fact that they could do it.
What I have read is some private health insurance is trying to get patients away from these type of places as they are normally doctor owned and operated. Which I feel is wrong if the patient is getting the proper care and the hospital/clinic is not charging more than a regular hospital or doctors office. They are considered specialty hospitals.