Pregnant women are not the only patients affected by the recent exodus of Las Vegas obstetricians. As pregnant patients take up coveted appointment times, more nonpregnant women are forced to wait longer for care.
Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nov. 5, 2002
Nancy Allen had to wait six months to have suspicious lumps removed from her uterus and ovaries because she couldn't get an appointment for the surgery.
She says she probably would still be waiting to have the hysterectomy had she not stormed into her doctor's office and refused to leave until the procedure was scheduled....
Nov 11, '02
This is wierd, I just made my annual gyne exaim appointment. I have to wait until March 14th!!! I live in Pa, can't help but wonder if the problem is occuring here. Did you see that part in the article about how the HMO is short of OB/gyne docs because they fired a bunch for being critical of the HMO.
No matter that thousands of patients are endangered and inconvienced. These docs committed the ultimate crime. THEY CRITICIZED THE HMO!!!
Last edit by oramar on Nov 12, '02
Nov 12, '02
Originally posted by colleen10
I don't know much about training and education to be a mid wife but I imagine some of that time must be spent with a mid-wife. I wonder if mid wives spend more of their time doing deliveries, do they have less time to spend with those training to be mid wives?
I had a friend from my old L&D unit graduate from nurse midwifery school last year.
To be a midwife, (I assume you are talking about a CNM - not a lay midwife) at least in THIS state, requires graduation from a graduate midwifery program (it's basically your Master's degree)
Here's a link to the admission requirements to the Midwifery school.
Her clinical time was spent with some obstetricians and some practicing midwifes.
Last edit by Susy K on Nov 12, '02