Why Are Doctors Leaving Greenbrier Co...

Why Are Doctors Leaving Greenbrier County

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Nurse Susie

United States

#1 Apr 9, 2013
Why are so many Doctors in Lewisburg and White Sulphur packing up and leaving the State? What is the reason for such an alarming number of Doctors leaving White Sulphur especially?
citizen

Princeton, WV

#2 Apr 9, 2013
When did White Sulphur ever have many doctors besides the ones that have passed away. Dr Canterbury moved to Union. Good place for her.
wss

Princeton, WV

#3 Apr 9, 2013
I think dr canterbury is the best doctor so far inless a better one comes along
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April

Saint Albans, WV

#5 Apr 9, 2013
Why did the doctors leave the Greenbrier Clinic??
April

Saint Albans, WV

#6 Apr 9, 2013
I heard there was not going to be a new clinic built in WSS..
Concerned Citizen

United States

#7 Apr 9, 2013
White Sulphur needs a Federally funded Community Health Center to enable all the people out of work to be able to see a Doctor. Those who can't afford insurance could go there if we had one. I used to go to one in Huntington that based what you paid on your income. It sure would be a God Send to all of us going without healthcare.
Concerned Citizen

United States

#8 Apr 9, 2013
April wrote:
Why did the doctors leave the Greenbrier Clinic??
The ones that have left were Dr. Rollins, Dr. Mann, Dr. McJunkin, Dr. Baldwin, Dr. Jewell, Dr. Graves, Dr. Von Dohlin and rumor has it Dr. Jones and Dr.Cunningham are leaving soon. Dr. Dotson the best Doctor there only works a few months a year now. Also heard the new GI Doctor that was recently hired is already gone. Whats up? White Sulphur needs Doctors to stay not leave.
What what

Princeton, WV

#9 Apr 10, 2013
Maybe they are tired of the pill heads begging for scripts. Or maybe they are tired of ending up on topix for everything they do. Could be they are tired if having welfare people take advantage of their state med card, and showing up everyday at their office for nothing, while good hard working citizens can't afford health care and work sick. It might be that the idiots on the Greenbrier County Commission want to keep raising taxes, and the doctors know they can open an office in another county and not be gouged. Idk could be a combo of all those reasons.
yeah

Rupert, WV

#10 Apr 10, 2013
Nurse Susie wrote:
Why are so many Doctors in Lewisburg and White Sulphur packing up and leaving the State? What is the reason for such an alarming number of Doctors leaving White Sulphur especially?
So true! Hate it when the good doctors move or quit. There have been several.
April

Saint Albans, WV

#11 Apr 10, 2013
The Greenbrier Clinic refused to see MEDICAID patients......They did not want those patients mingling with the upper class... Do the Greenbrier workers feel welcomed there. ( I would think not).
politix

Rupert, WV

#12 Apr 10, 2013
April wrote:
The Greenbrier Clinic refused to see MEDICAID patients......They did not want those patients mingling with the upper class... Do the Greenbrier workers feel welcomed there.( I would think not).
It's not unusual for docs not to take Medicaid or even Medicare patients. UVA hospital said it was going to stop seeing WV Medicaid patients because they were losing too much money. The health system said it was losing about $3 million a year by serving West Virginia Medicaid patients.
Dr Do Little

United States

#13 Apr 10, 2013
Maybe some of them don't want to have to be associated with Doctors like the one that is on the front page of our local paper. Having your medical license suspended for inappropriate conduct with female patients is something you don't want to be associated with. Having to work side by side with a person like this turns ones stomach. A slap on the wrist for conduct like this doesn't help the credibility of the local medical profession.
Zenco

White Sulphur Springs, WV

#14 Apr 10, 2013
Concerned Citizen wrote:
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The ones that have left were Dr. Rollins, Dr. Mann, Dr. McJunkin, Dr. Baldwin, Dr. Jewell, Dr. Graves, Dr. Von Dohlin and rumor has it Dr. Jones and Dr.Cunningham are leaving soon. Dr. Dotson the best Doctor there only works a few months a year now. Also heard the new GI Doctor that was recently hired is already gone. Whats up? White Sulphur needs Doctors to stay not leave.
You seem to know ever so much about the comings and goings of all the physicians there. A former or present employee perhaps? And you don't know why the new GI doctor is no longer there? You're slipping up!
Zenco

White Sulphur Springs, WV

#15 Apr 10, 2013
April wrote:
The Greenbrier Clinic refused to see MEDICAID patients......They did not want those patients mingling with the upper class... Do the Greenbrier workers feel welcomed there.( I would think not).
Any facility has the right not to participate with a particular insurance. The reimbursement that a facility receives from a Medicaid claim is next to nothing. And, I'm sure the Clinic does not "refuse" to see Medicaid patients - I'm sure they will see you but you will have to pay the charges because it will not be billed. And what exactly do you mean by "those patients"? I'm sure all your Medicaid buddies would like to hear how you classify them.
April

Saint Albans, WV

#16 Apr 10, 2013
Call and see if a Medicaid pt can get an appointment?
Witch Doctor

Reva, VA

#17 Apr 10, 2013
Sorry people , I just can't make a go of it here anymore!
Why in the good old days (4yrs ago) I could prescribe oxy contin to a 6 month old & nobody said BOO! Now the damn Government wont leave your doctor alone!!
I am use to treating my self to a new Cadillac every few months!... So I am moving to Louisiana the people are a little better looking & smarter & cleaner, but the Government is less paranoid !
If you get the shakes & projectile diarrhea, don't hesitate to come see me in Louisiana...(Bring money)!
No Reason

United States

#18 Apr 11, 2013
Zenco wrote:
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You seem to know ever so much about the comings and goings of all the physicians there. A former or present employee perhaps? And you don't know why the new GI doctor is no longer there? You're slipping up!
Anyone who works in the hotel main dining room gets to know all the Doctors and most of their family that have been here for years. The reasons they leave are never shared with the staff. Just hear they have left and never know why.Never knew a time when so many was leaving in such a short period.
oh well

Huntington, WV

#19 Apr 11, 2013
I have Blue cross/blue shield and they won't see me. They accept a very limited number of insurances.(well, they will see me, but BC/BS will only pay 60% instead of 80% and I am responsible for the rest.
April wrote:
The Greenbrier Clinic refused to see MEDICAID patients......They did not want those patients mingling with the upper class... Do the Greenbrier workers feel welcomed there.( I would think not).
Wonder whyl

Saint Albans, WV

#20 Apr 11, 2013
The article in the paper about the new medical facility that was going to be built indicated they were only taking CASH ONLY pts. Is the new greenbrier clinic getting built? Rumor has it that it WILL NOT HAPPEND.... Anyone know.
Firefly

White Sulphur Springs, WV

#21 Apr 11, 2013
oh well wrote:
I have Blue cross/blue shield and they won't see me. They accept a very limited number of insurances.(well, they will see me, but BC/BS will only pay 60% instead of 80% and I am responsible for the rest.
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You CAN be seen at the clinic across the road from the hotel, Greenbrier Care, and they do participate with Blue Cross. If they only pay 60% then it must be the type of plan you have because they are in network.

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