Otero County badly needs 21st century...

Otero County badly needs 21st century medical care

There are 19 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from Dec 28, 2012, titled Otero County badly needs 21st century medical care. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

I am writing to you from a political entity known as Otero County. In reality it is a Third-World country or worse.

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solution a

Carlsbad, NM

#1 Dec 29, 2012
doctors are no longer 'small businesses' anchored in the community, they are 'employed' by the local hospital

they are assembly line workers like U and me

if the 'owner' of the practice did not schedule them, there they are off.........

It will get worse in the years to come!!!!!

most, age 50+, plan to retire within a few years....
it will get worse!!!!!
Concerned

Alamogordo, NM

#3 Dec 29, 2012
Many doctors also care more about dollars than people.
WAHHHH

Alamogordo, NM

#4 Dec 29, 2012
Concerned wrote:
Many doctors also care more about dollars than people.
Go blow Nan
alamo senior

United States

#5 Dec 29, 2012
When the dastardly Obamacare totally kicks in senior citizens with be hard pressed to find proper health care. The surgery portion of the health bill precludes seniors
from 75 years old from any needed surgery. It will be mandated not to waste money on non-productive individuals that are over the hill. "just feed them pills to deaden the pain" --------
Two words for you

Alamogordo, NM

#6 Dec 29, 2012
alamo senior wrote:
When the dastardly Obamacare totally kicks in senior citizens with be hard pressed to find proper health care. The surgery portion of the health bill precludes seniors
from 75 years old from any needed surgery. It will be mandated not to waste money on non-productive individuals that are over the hill. "just feed them pills to deaden the pain" --------
death panels
solution a

Carlsbad, NM

#7 Dec 29, 2012
Two words for you wrote:
<quoted text>
death panels
nah....
U simply do not get your pills and U die or
U have pain, and U shoot yourself

keep that gun!!!!
ROIRRAW

Cloudcroft, NM

#8 Dec 29, 2012
alamo senior wrote:
When the dastardly Obamacare totally kicks in senior citizens with be hard pressed to find proper health care. The surgery portion of the health bill precludes seniors
from 75 years old from any needed surgery. It will be mandated not to waste money on non-productive individuals that are over the hill. "just feed them pills to deaden the pain" --------
This lie was debunked years ago, come up with a new one already
alamo senior

Carlsbad, CA

#9 Dec 30, 2012
ROIRRAW wrote:
<quoted text>
This lie was debunked years ago, come up with a new one already
You should live so long -------
MZ GOODY TWO SHOES

Alamogordo, NM

#10 Dec 30, 2012
One of the best Doctors in town is the one at the Urgent Care Clinic. He is fast and efficient. Dr. Anereddy, Dr. Aboud are also good. This town won't have quality care due to salaries being too low for Doctor's. Most Dr.s work Mon thru Thurs, after that you are on your own. If your Dr. is out of town on any kind of leave you'll have to use Emergency Rm. or Urgent Care which is on a limited schedule. I agree a 24 hr. Urgent Care Clinic would be great.
Gorky

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Dec 30, 2012
Universal, single payer health care. Stop messing with commercial "sick care".
old timer

Alamogordo, NM

#12 Dec 30, 2012
Gorky wrote:
Universal, single payer health care. Stop messing with commercial "sick care".
Roooll another one, just like the other one!
Django

Cloudcroft, NM

#13 Dec 30, 2012
alamo senior wrote:
When the dastardly Obamacare totally kicks in senior citizens with be hard pressed to find proper health care. The surgery portion of the health bill precludes seniors
from 75 years old from any needed surgery. It will be mandated not to waste money on non-productive individuals that are over the hill. "just feed them pills to deaden the pain" --------
at least you got that lobotomy before it took effect.
Sick In Alamo

Alamogordo, NM

#14 Dec 30, 2012
I agree with the article! My doctor get mad at me and other patients because we won't go to him every month and take his pills! He drags out every test and diagnoses to the point you just want to go to the ER!

What's sad is that I am reading that more and more people with doctors are ending up in the ER being diagnosed with diabetes instead of their doctor diagnosing them!

It's all about the houses, hummers, BMWs, two motorcycles, and new xterra every year or so!
solution a

Carlsbad, NM

#15 Dec 30, 2012
Gorky wrote:
Universal, single payer health care. Stop messing with commercial "sick care".
i like the Taiwain model of universal care where a doctor works 10 hour days and see over 100 patients

9 minutes per patient (if the doc has lunch and a few breaks then it is less minutes per patient)

the secret is an educated patient... rare in NM
Concerned

Alamogordo, NM

#16 Dec 31, 2012
WAHHHH wrote:
<quoted text>
Go blow Nan
Who are you talking to. If people like you had to identify yourself here, you wouldn't be on because you are so rude.
Concerned

Alamogordo, NM

#17 Dec 31, 2012
One ICU nurse told us that this area and hospital couldn't recruit or retain quality doctors. If they were any good they didn't stay if they ever came here.
Concerned

Alamogordo, NM

#18 Dec 31, 2012
Sick In Alamo wrote:
I agree with the article! My doctor get mad at me and other patients because we won't go to him every month and take his pills! He drags out every test and diagnoses to the point you just want to go to the ER!
What's sad is that I am reading that more and more people with doctors are ending up in the ER being diagnosed with diabetes instead of their doctor diagnosing them!
It's all about the houses, hummers, BMWs, two motorcycles, and new xterra every year or so!
It's all about money and more money for some doctors and dentists around here too.
Concerned

Alamogordo, NM

#19 Dec 31, 2012
A county this size should have a 24 hour urgent care facility with good care. This area has continued to go downhill in more ways than one.
WAHHHH

Alamogordo, NM

#20 Dec 31, 2012
Who are you talking too? Four comments in a row?
Hopefully Alamo will get a mental hospital so you will have a place to rest.

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