UPMC acquires largest independent phy...

UPMC acquires largest independent physician's practice in Erie

There are 10 comments on the Business Journal story from Sep 14, 2011, titled UPMC acquires largest independent physician's practice in Erie. In it, Business Journal reports that:

Erie Physicians Network, a multi-specialty practice in Erie with 33 physicians that has served 35,000 patients over the past three years, will become Erie Physicians Network-UPMC beginning Nov.

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tomtom

United States

#1 Sep 14, 2011
the deal fell through...no longer happening...his is late reporting!
CRANK

Erie, PA

#2 Sep 16, 2011
14 refused to sign contracts and apparently are going with St. Vincent's. Watch for the next war over hospital privileges. So what is driving the sudden consolidation efforts of prehopsital medical providers? Could it possibly be the fear of the impending Obamacare's impact on their ability to remain viable business models?
Buster Hymen

Port Clinton, OH

#3 Sep 16, 2011
is erie animal hospital still in operation ? a good second choice. thanks obama
cheetos

United States

#4 Sep 16, 2011
next move is Cleveland clinic to buy out St. V's. Corbettis forcing talks between HM and UPMC (only for the simple fact that is will be effecting the pooba's in Harrisburg)
citi

United States

#5 Sep 16, 2011
CRANK wrote:
14 refused to sign contracts and apparently are going with St. Vincent's. Watch for the next war over hospital privileges. So what is driving the sudden consolidation efforts of prehopsital medical providers? Could it possibly be the fear of the impending Obamacare's impact on their ability to remain viable business models?
Now CRANK, you know the leftist liberals don't like to have facts get in the way of a good rant about how UNFAIR healtcare insurance is in this country!

:) citi
Will i am

Westlake, OH

#6 Sep 16, 2011
This country has no business turning a profit when it comes to peoples health!
Jessica

Columbus, OH

#7 Sep 16, 2011
CRANK wrote:
14 refused to sign contracts and apparently are going with St. Vincent's. Watch for the next war over hospital privileges. So what is driving the sudden consolidation efforts of prehopsital medical providers? Could it possibly be the fear of the impending Obamacare's impact on their ability to remain viable business models?
Do you have any facts to back that statement up? Have you spoken to any of those doctors? If so, please verify.

Apparently citigirl doesn't know the difference between facts and opinions.
Jessica

Columbus, OH

#8 Sep 16, 2011
citi wrote:
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Now CRANK, you know the leftist liberals don't like to have facts get in the way of a good rant about how UNFAIR healtcare insurance is in this country!
:) citi
Here's a quick lesson for you. CRANK's statement is an OPINION, not a fact. If he had quotes from some of those 14 doctors, then it could venture into the realm of a factual statement.

Here's an example: George W. Bush was the worst president in our nation's history. That's an OPINION.

George W. Bush was president for eight years. That's a FACT.

Surely you should have learned this in school. But I have to say, if you don't know the difference between a fact and an opinion - well, that doesn't speak well of your mental acuity. It actually makes you sound rather mentally challenged. If you ever participated in ab actual debate, you would be laughed out of the auditorium. In short, you've been extra pathetic lately.
CRANK

Erie, PA

#9 Sep 16, 2011
Jessica wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you have any facts to back that statement up? Have you spoken to any of those doctors? If so, please verify.
Apparently citigirl doesn't know the difference between facts and opinions.
My personal physician was one of the 14. He is also a long standing friend of the family.
UPMC EMPLOYEE

United States

#10 Oct 4, 2011
I kept running away from UPMC and each hospital I went to they took over, now there's no where else for me to go. I've seen for myself what was done in each of the hospitals with the doctors:
Join us: you will be a paid employee of UPMC. We have staff to make your appointments, we have staff to do your labwork, you do all your operating and admissions at our hospitals only.
Or else: you are on your own,paying your own staff out of your pocket, you will not have staff privileges at any UPMC hospitals and you will go bankrupt.
I have literally seen myself UPMC fired emergency room doctors, radiologists, pathologists, kicked out family practice doctors who wanted the option of sending their patients to different hospitals.
THE BEST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN TO ERIE IS
1) for Cleveland Clinic to take over St Vs, at least you will have a choice and the Cleveland Clinic has a good name for itself,'up there' in research and will be good competition.
2) for patients to REFUSE to go to UPMC, whether their doctor is on staff there or not. If the doctor sees he's losing patients just because of his affiliation with UPMC he may just opt out.

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