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Old 12-24-2019, 08:16 AM   #1
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With moving soon to the Lakes Region one thing we need right away is a good family doctor in the area. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-24-2019, 12:06 PM   #2
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What part of the Lakes Region are you moving to? Almost pointless to recommend someone in Alton if you live at the far end of the lake in Meredith.

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Old 12-24-2019, 01:25 PM   #3
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Map has posted in other threads about snow plowing, etc. She's moving to the Weirs.
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Old 12-24-2019, 03:36 PM   #4
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What part of the Lakes Region are you moving to? Almost pointless to recommend someone in Alton if you live at the far end of the lake in Meredith.

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The Weirs area. That said, in NY we drove 30 minutes to see our docs.Of course, closer would be better but the most important thing is a good doctor.
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Dr. Baron in Meredith is not accepting any new patients. The only one in that office is a NP Dr. Crosby. Dr. Capron that use to be in Meredith is now at Spears is accepting new patients. I travel back to Concord or further for my drs. Good luck.
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All my doctors are at Massachusetts General Hospital. Saved my life twice.
The last time I was admitted there was a man from NH in my room. As we talked he said his doctors were in Manchester or Nashua. When they cannot figure what is wrong they send me to MGH. This happened twice.
Isn't that comforting.

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Old 12-25-2019, 06:18 AM   #7
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All my doctors are at Massachusetts General Hospital. Saved my life twice.
The last time I was admitted there was a man from NH in my room. As we talked he said his doctors were in Manchester or Nashua. When they cannot figure what is wrong they send me to MGH. This happened twice.
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That is quite a haul to visit a primary doctor when you live in the Lakes Region.
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Dr Misuewicz in Meredith off of the Rte 3, 106 rotary. He spends time with you listening to your concerns and answering all questions. Thorough examination and keeps up with medical news. Knows the network well in Central NH.
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Directory of providers that have an association with LRGH:

http://www.lrgh.org/about-lrghealthc...nd-a-physician
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Agree, it is a long haul. To me the most important thing is getting the best care. Also when visiting, the 'Eat Street Cafe' is probably one of the better places for lunch. I would rather be in the ER for 12 hours while tests are being run and evaluated to know exactly whatever we are dealing with than being told to come back while we think about it. Also never had a wait time visiting primary care. I surmise as of the time most physicians are not taking new patients as they are extremely busy. Like myself many work 60 hours weekly.They also saved my wife when she had 12 pulmonary emboli. The only symptom was painful breathing.

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Pondguy. Dartmouth is also a great place to be.

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Old 12-26-2019, 11:36 AM   #13
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Dr Misuewicz in Meredith off of the Rte 3, 106 rotary. He spends time with you listening to your concerns and answering all questions. Thorough examination and keeps up with medical news. Knows the network well in Central NH.
I agree... Dr. Joseph Misiewicz, MD is an amazing primary care doctor. He has the time for patients and last minute care.

I've noticed that PCP docs that are part of a "hospital group" never have time or appointments available.

Twice last year, I drove to ConvenientMD Urgent Care because my PCP at the Lakes Region General Hospital affiliated Internal Medicine practice in Laconia couldn't see me; they said go to ER, "if it's that bad."

I wound up having the FLU and wanted to get Tamiflu within it's recommended 3-day window of the Rx being effective.

No thanks to the LRGH Internal Medicine practice on Spring Street, I was able to see a physician at the ConvenientMD and get the proper Rx and follow up needed. It wasn't an "emergency" in the ER sense, but it was an emergency to me.

Until LRGH gets taken over by a real hospital, they are just a bunch of lawsuits in the making.... just read the past years problems in the news. They can't keep doctors and every PCP seeing new patients is a ARPN or PA...

As with any PCP, you'll be referred to a specialist if needed, ie: Dartmouth or CMC for the best care in the state.
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I wonder whether any family doctors in the lakes region make house calls any more?

When I was a kid our family doctor came to our home to treat me when I was ill, but I suspect such a business practice has gone the way of the dodo bird.
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Dr. Julie Furlan at Moultonboro medicine is great. She is an osteopath.
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Dr. Julie Furlan at Moultonboro medicine is great. She is an osteopath.
She’s outstanding and as usual, not taking new patients.
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I wonder whether any family doctors in the lakes region make house calls any more?

When I was a kid our family doctor came to our home to treat me when I was ill, but I suspect such a business practice has gone the way of the dodo bird.
You know why--right?
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Actually, as a business model, physician home visits have increased in recent years. It is not exactly the old family doc, but it is true. This IS off topic but the subject is easily researched on Google if you are interested.
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