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7/16/11 10:35 A

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Oh you're so sweet. :) Does he go to W&L or VMI?

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7/16/11 6:40 A

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Buena Vista is a beautiful area, but I know your situation well. The medical care in that area is very limited anyway and if your insurance is an issue, that makes it even harder! Best wishes with your back. I am no stranger to back issues - have had 2 surgeries and went through tons of physical therapy. By the way, my parents live in Rockbridge Co and my son goes to college in Lexington. If you ever need anything, let me know
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I hate that I work in Sterling and my doctors are in Winchester, that is a half a day off in travel to get to it. But I love Winchestser doctors and hospitals better than Loudoun. But I live in the middle of Loudoun and Frederick in Clarke County so I understand too.

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6/22/11 2:41 P

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Sorry you are having such a rough time with your insurance and trying to be close to medical care. I actually live in Waynesboro, and everything is right here.......stores, doctors, hospitals, shopping. I know how fortunate I am because I lived remotely for over 25 years. Now everything is withing 5-7 minutes, but at our home it seems we are in a remote because none of the business things can be seen. Hope you find something that works for you. I don't have any suggestions.

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6/22/11 1:42 P

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Bummer!
I, too, sometimes have that issue and I am in a more "populated" area of Winchester. I have military insurance - Tricare and it is hard to find a provider in the area. My 7 y.o. has to see a specialist up to 4x a year and we have to drive to Charlottesville for that. So, yes, I understand. It has been an adjustment as we moved here from California.
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6/22/11 10:31 A

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I realize that there are some of you are from more populated areas here than Rockbridge county, but living in the middle of nowhere is driving me nuts! I'm trying to get an issue with my back diagnosed/fixed, and I always seem to have to drive to Lynchburg to get to a doctor that can do anything that takes my insurance! There are some facilites in Lexington, but I have insurance from my Dad's work in Detroit area Michigan (where I'm originally from), so having insurance from outside of the area does not make things any easier. If I do have to have physical therapy, it looks like the closest place that takes my insurance is in the Waynesboro area, which is like a 45min drive for me - 1 way! I'm a student who works 50 hours during the week, and will be in school come September. How is this going to work? (and gas is so expensive now!)

Sorry.....just needed to vent there. Anybody else experiencing this, or do you all live in more populated areas? Again - love Buena Vista, love my school, but I just can't stand the (lack of) medical care here available to me!

Edited by: JULIE4287 at: 6/22/2011 (10:31)
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