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Public or Private Healthcare

Discussion in 'Health Care & Wellness' started by Steven Ramadar, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. MangaAddict

    MangaAddict New Member

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    Thanks LadyD, I am feeling much better. My wife also has an astigmatism, in both her eyes, I believe. She went to Value optical...total waste, but then checked Ferreira Optical (believe it's this one, closest to the elevators) in Gulf City. Their prices are the best we've come across and they have contacts that can help correct astigmatism. My wife said it helped her, you can probably give them a call.
     
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  2. LadyDeath

    LadyDeath Senior Marketing Officer
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    Thanks for the Info man! Insurance doesn't cover the surgery because apparently wanting to correct your eye sight from degrading is classified as "Cosmetic" procedures. STEUPS! i will give them a call . I have heard from one of my friends that her sister in law went and did the surgery down here and it was awful. She had to continuously go back to the hospital.
     
  3. MangaAddict

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    What? Sorry to hear that Health insurance has soo many loopholes, you have to always read the fine print...smh.
     
  4. Shadowhunter

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    Every single one of my experiences in public health care has been terrible, about half of them extremely traumatic, one of them with physical repercussions I have to live with for the rest of my life. Nurses, doctors, and administrative staff all forget that patients have rights too. There are big signs in Sando "No abuse of staff is tolerated" but the staff is given quite a lot of room to abuse who they want and quality assurance will not file complaint reports unless they feel like it. My experiences in Ptown are no better. From what I've seen and experienced, the only people who get truly good service are those who have a contact inside to pull strings or those who have a big mouth (lawyer in the back pocket helps too).
     
  5. MangaAddict

    MangaAddict New Member

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    Agreed Shadowhunter, the nurses and general staff at the hospitals are usually rude and very outta timing.
     
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    Yep. I had one experience in St. Clair and the speed, courtesy, professionalism, and quality of staff was impeccable! Thought for a minute I woke up in another country lol
     
  7. MangaAddict

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    St. Clair's staff was exceptional. I have no complaints, wish the public hospitals would follow suit.
     
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