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Hi all,

My husband is having surgery tomorrow and it was suppossed to be at Mi Doctor. We requested Mi Doctor specicifially because I had such a great experience there last August. They just changed us last minute over to florence because they said that the laproscopic equipment at Mi Doctor is sub-par and not working properly. Since I always sing the praises of Mi Doctor, I thought it was only fair to share this news too, so people can do their homework. I know there were quite a few people trying to decide between the 2 hospitals so I thought this might factor into any decisions. We are sad about switching because I really loved the care I got at Mi Doctor, but happy that my husband will be safe. But on the brightside, Dr. Kelly was really awesome about the switch and did not charge us the $500 extra to be at florence.< /p>

Anyone else's docs switch hospitals lately for this reason?

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I don't mean to cause any chaos and I would definitely do more research on it if I were you (you know how easily rumors spread), but I felt like its a piece of info I would want to check into if I was scheduled there.

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I second that! My surgery is June 17 at Mi Doctor' date=' guess I better check with a lighter me and find out what's up....[/quote']

Let us know what is said. I am having surgery there in a little over a week!

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I am there June 17th also. Let us know what you find out. Thanks!

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I'm scheduled there on Friday! Has anyone else checked into this or heard anything. I will contact Ronda today but since it's Sunday, probably will not here anything until tomorrow. So if anyone has heard anything else about this please post and let us know.

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Call the hospital.. They'll tell you the noted reason why the dr is no longer practicing at a specific hospital. It's not a confidential issue.

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Call the hospital.. They'll tell you the noted reason why the dr is no longer practicing at a specific hospital. It's not a confidential issue.

Okay, I'll do that. Thanks.

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I did contact my coordinator and basically this sounds like a business decision by a doctor. I do not think anything is wrong with this hospital. This is big business for these doctors and hospitals. If there was a problem, it would be taken care of. Patients should not be put in the middle of squabbles between rival companies and hospitals but I fear that is what is happening here. I would reprint what my coordinator emailed me but I think they say what puts them in a better light against their competition. I just think it has very little to do with us patients. I know I have confidence in the decision I made to use Mi hospital and Dr. Lopez.< /p>

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Same here. It's interesting information but I trust Lopez :)

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After Dr. Kelly being upset with the staff at florence too and canceling his future surgeries there while we were there, I don't believe this was about Mi Doctor. I believe that is just what we were told. In my honest opinion, I believe Dr. Kelly is extremely picky about how he wants things and has very high standards (almost too high for MX) and I believe this leads to him being a hard surgeon for the staff to please (which you could see as a good or bad thing). Personally, I love for my surgeon to be a perfectionist but I would NOT want to work for him ha ha.

Bottom line: I had surgery at Mi Doc in Aug and liked it. My hubby just had surgery at Florence and we liked it too. I honestly believe you will receive great care in either facility. I did not mean to feed into any rivalry or competition I was going by what the coordinator told us and felt like I owed it to VST to share the information. Glad everything is ok at Mi Doctor!

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