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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1978 OSWEGO VALLEY NEWS "The Paper That's Read from Cover to Cover" In Your Thru Feb. 22 Candid Opinion By Helen Saisselin NEAL-O'BRIEN Question: How do you feel about the physician service in the area? HOME CENTERS it 1 ' OSWEGO 343-6242 FULTON 592-4246 RED CREEK 754-6225 Oswego 8-5 Daily, Friday Nites Featuring : til 7, Saturday 8-2 "The Fulton 8-5 Daily, Saturday 8-2 Handyman' 1 k Judy Fantom Red Creek 8-5 Daily, Saturday 8-121? Mary Horn Oswego Hannibal Homemaker and mother Self-employed with husband John Nickloff "That's kind of hard to say in "Mary and Gene's Oswego because even though we Egg Route." Truck driver have a family doctor who "The family hasn't needed "I don't think it's too bad. lives in Fulton, if anything MODEL 487-4 much medical attention In my own case I go to the happens to my children it's recently. Up until now we've V.A. Hospital in Syracuse easier to take them to the TWO-SPEED JIG SAW KIT been quite healthy, but we but my wife and daughter Oswego Hospital emergency Operates at 2800 spm for cutting have a good doctor if we need have a family doctor in room. I know I can get hard materials—3500 spm for cutting one. He lives in Fulton but Oswego. Last time we had an service faster there. When soft wood has an office here in Han- emergency we went to the it's a question of not knowing Equipped with 5 assorted blades • Foot tilts to 45° left or right for nibal. Oswego Hospital. It's easier how sick a child is, I can't accurate bevels call my doctor and get an- 9 Double insulated for added protection "In an emergency, we to go there than to get hold of swers to questions over the have the Hannibal Fire their doctor. Dept.'s Ambulance Service "I wouldn't consider phone. The nurse in the of- and I do think that they're calling a doctor unless I fice will just set you up with the greatest. If they were not thought it was an an appointment. I've had to able to reach my doctor I emergnecy. If you call on the take a couple of my children know that they'd get another phone the doctor will say to Syracuse to an ear doctor or transport us to a "come in." He doesn't an- specialist because there's no Do K with hospital in Oswego, or Fulton swer questions over the doctor in either Oswego or or even Syracuse. For a phone. Fulton who can take care of small village we do very well "I would say that there's a them. If tomorrow one of when there's emergencies. need for more doctors, them gets an earache I am stuck. "I think that in most areas especially general prac- "I'd say in general the there's a need for more titioners in the area, because doctor's fees in the area are G.P.'s. the cities and towns are too high. However, the "Overall I think medical growing. Other people I've important thing to me in that costs in the area are high but talked to feel the same. my children are healthy so I BRANDY WINE "I think Oswego hospital don't hesitate to take them to I have no complaints about my doctor's rates. Even has kept up with this growth. a doctor because of the cost. Buckskin Woodgrain Paneling with Blue Cross I think It's a well run hospital. "Because I have six young couples who have' "I would say that the children ranging in age from children needing medical doctors rates in this area are 8 years to 15 years old, I feel 0NLY attention find the cost a real high. However most working that the greatest need in the burden." people today are usually area is for more doctors to $425 covered by insurance and treat children between the this takes a share of the ages of five to eighteen. I 4x8 sheet expense away from the think the reason the person being treated." emergency rooms are so busy is because there's no other place to take these kids." BRIX PAK simply apply and secure motar in place Facing brick For Interior & Exterior Surfaces John L. Di Dominick Granby Retired-postal service 2 "*" „ antique red worker "I'd say that overall it's Our Reg. T ctn. good. There are some ex- ceptions but generally the doctors in the area are thorough, knowledgeable Deanna Moulton PICTURE FRAMES Minetto Joseph L. Richards and conscientious. "You can't always get a Unemployed elementary Fulton by Barclay doctor in an emergency- school teacher, homemaker Retired-material handler at especially the doctor of your and mother "Fortunately we haven't Sealright Our Reg. $374 to J 10 49 choice. In any case, if we had to use doctors much, but "I can't complain. I have a can't reach our family I think the service is ex- family doctor and he's there doctor. I think the best thing cellent, there's a variety of when I need him. In an is just to go to the emergency different doctors available emergency, I'd just go to the room at the hospital. emergency room at the for different disorders and a hospital and they would call 15% off "Our family doctor is very good hospital in the area. present stock only cooperative as far as asking my own doctor. In non- "We.have a family doctor about symptoms and but in the case of an emergency situations I'm 3 styles & 6 sizes to choose from prescribing for them over emergency, which we able to ask my doctor the phone if he thinks it is haven't had in a long time, questions over the phone. serious he'll have us come I'd probably go to the "Yes, I think there's a Plus right to his office or if it's emergency room at the need for more doctors in the real bad, he'll meet us at the hospital and have them try to area. Any doctor's office you emergency room. locate my doctor. In the case go into is always loaded and SAVE $30 0 per gal. "I think there's a need for of non-emergency situations generally a person has to more G.P.'s in the area. Too I can usually call my doctor wait IV2 to 2 hours to see the many of the doctors here are and ask him what to do. He'll doctor. specialists. The doctors answer any questions I "As far as doctors rates in Enterprise 1 - Coat rates as far as general might have over the phone. the area, I can't complain practioners are concerned "I think the doctors rates about my own doctor's rates Flat Exterior Latex are fair but as far as the in the area are justified. but I've heard other people specialists-1 think some of They're not as expensive as say that doctors fees are too WARENTED their rates are exorbitant. say New Jersey, where we high. covers in 1 coat "I'm retired and on a spent some time. I consider I'm glad to see that there $^99 limited income so if I were my own doctor's fees very are some young doctors referred to a specialist I'd reasonable. certainly think twice before "The trend for general coming into this area There's six or seven doctors making a decision about doctors is coming back and I in the area now that are in going to him because of the do think this area could use their seventies and the young * Offer limited to present washable fade & stain resistant fast drying easy water cleanup 7 Our Reg. 5 10" doctors will relieve these stock only cost." more." older ones."
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