Obstetrician exodus in Las Vegas crowding gynecology appointments - page 2
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... Read More
Nov 12, '02Joined: May '02; Posts: 266; Likes: 1By the way Colleen, I lived in Pittsburgh for 30 years! Great town, great people. Have lived in Salt Lake for 5. Anyway, a friend of mine's father is an OB and hisis almost topping 400,000! What did he do - switched exclusively to GYN patients, and is thinking about retiring early. Just can't justify all of the overhead anymore. A real shame. He said it's because if something goes wrong during delivery, then the parents can sue and win compensation for 18 years of the childs life. Big money.
Nov 12, '02Occupation: returned nurse Joined: Nov '98; Posts: 7,097; Likes: 5,234Hell has no fury like a HMO that has been criticized.
Nov 12, '02Occupation: icu rn Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 985; Likes: 11Seems to me that this a national problem. Our small town now has only 2 docs delivering babies....3 quit this year as they felt thet they could not pat the high premiums of malpractice ins....after all every pg woman is now guarenteed a healthy baby....according to the courtd....no matter if mommy used drugs throughout her pregancy....A nd we may be down to zero pretty soon...that will mean that our er docs better take a refresher course on birthing...it`s an 80 mile drive to next hospital...