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Port Angeles Hospital (Olympic Medical Center) is Highly Rated

There are 3 comments on the activerain.com story from Aug 13, 2008, titled Port Angeles Hospital (Olympic Medical Center) is Highly Rated. In it, activerain.com reports that:

Olympic Medical Center is the big hospital serving Port Angeles and Sequim. One of the questions people often ask before they decide to make this their retirement home for life is, "How are the medical ...

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Terry

Seattle, WA

#1 Aug 13, 2008
The hospital appears to be good. however, they have an monopoly on health care. they over charge on billig. to even speak to a doctor is charged as a counsltation. local clinics, now under hospitle control, charge for the exam rooms. insurances will not pay for there high priceing and the consumer must not only pay for the deductable but the differance as well.
Mary Williams

Port Angeles, WA

#2 Aug 15, 2008
I Agree with Terry. I was shocked when we moved here and went to the doctor for our yearly medication checks how much it cost. Much more than Spokane and CoeurD'Alene for the same services. Only the Doctor did not really examine us even, just did labs and took our histories and wrote scripts for our routine meds. I had to go back as one of the meds he changed did not work. Cost again. Double what a visit would have cost me before. I just finished paying over $500 to the hospital and haven't even ever been there, only to the doctor and after the doctors office charged $500. I have no idea why they think they need double the money and more taxed too.

“Sequim & Port Angeles R.E.”

Since: May 08

Sequim

#3 Sep 17, 2008
You may be right. I do believe that the medical profession and the cost of health care are out of control. My oldest son once broke his finger when he was young. I knew it was broken. It was very crooked, and it obviously hurt him a great deal. The hospital demanded we see a specialist. I told them my son's finger was broken, and it was obvious. They still insisted that the only way to get his finger looked at and fixed was to see a "specialist." I agreed, but we could not make an appointment with a specialist, because you have to get a general practitioner doctor to "refer you to a specialist." So I paid a doctor $85 to have him say, "Yep, it's broken. Let me refer you to a specialist and get that finger fixed." Duh! Is the medical profession broken? Big time folks. What are doctors and health care practitioners doing to straighten it out. Nothing. Guess who is making all the money with the status quo. Hint: it's not you and me.

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