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2/11/2013 6:00:00 AM
Kingman Letter: Thanks to the Kingman EMTs and Dr. Al-Khatib

I would like to thank the Kingman EMTs for their swift response on Tuesday afternoon after I suffered a heart attack.

I'd like to thank the wonderful ER nurses at KRMC for their swift and well-coordinated effort to stabilize me and prepare me for surgery.

I'd also like to thank the nurses and aids in ICU and CCU for their thoughtfulness and the best care a patient could ever hope for.

And a huge heartfelt (literally) thank you to Dr. Al-Khatib - you are the best!

Lori Gabriel-Dane

Kingman


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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“ Okay A.N., I just received letter this morning that one of my prescriptions I take has to have NOT ONLY authorization from my doctor but, from the insurance itself…”

What does your insurance company requesting information regarding a drug have to do with the ACA?

“The ins. now wants all my med. info to determine if I should stay on that medication or use one THEY decide for me!”

Again this action is being done by your insurance company and has nothing to do with the ACA.

And still you have the right to obtain the prescription from your doctor and pay for the drug yourself, or change insurance carriers, or fill out the paperwork and go from there. But nothing you cited has anything to do with the ACA.


Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Article comment by: Amaryllis Smith

Okay A.N., I just received letter this morning that one of my prescriptions I take has to have NOT ONLY authorization from my doctor but, from the insurance itself even though I made sure it was a covered drug when I got the insurance. The ins. now wants all my med. info to determine if I should stay on that medication or use one THEY decide for me! This is what you want to call "AFFORDABLE CARE ACT" which IS OB CARE ACT!!

Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Article comment by: Amaryllis Smith

My granddaughter had a recurring brain tumor on the optic nerve, it was removed when she was 4yr.old, she did great in healing. It returned at age 8, removed once again-that time her Mom brought her home on Christ. Eve evening-next morning her forehead was swollen and mushy. At E.R. doctor said she had flu, take her home and let her be normal kid. We took her home, called Barrow's and back to Phnx.. A leak in cerebral sack that could've have killed her. I wrote KRMC admin. and sent copy of report-that doc. was fired, Thank God!

Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“…. that's why people have gone else where to have surgery but, those are a lot of Elective type that insurance wouldn't pay for here.”

So elective surgery not being covered by insurance is the fault of the ACA? Please explain that, thank you.

“But, that was in better times than what Ob is bringing to us!!!”

Although the story is sweet, it has nothing to do with the ACA or Obama.


Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“And you believe access to better health care under obama care, I have a bridge to sell you.”

I have more preventative health care options available under the ACA, my co-pays have gone down, my prescription drug costs have been reduced, I did not fall into the “donut hole” last year and do not expect to this year. So overall my personal experiences with the ACA have been positive.


Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Article comment by: Amaryllis Smith

Obama care is kicking in and it isn't a good thing. Health care has become so horribly expensive in this country, that's why people have gone else where to have surgery but, those are a lot of Elective type that insurance wouldn't pay for here.
I had 5 major surgeries here from 1964-1973 and wonderful care at the old and new hospital here-had the Best Dr. Too! Dr. Arnold could diagnose and treat and do it without the cost and all the new fangled machine of today. But, that was in better times than what Ob is bringing to us!!!


Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Article comment by: Capt. Nice

AN
Sorry I upset you to where you had to start repeating yourself.
Come up with enough funds and I will follow the many who see nothing good coming from what the left and your sugar daddy is doing to this country.
I will move to a better place which probably would not be hard to find since you say there are 37 better places out there.
And you believe access to better health care under obama care, I have a bridge to sell you.


Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“You slay me, why don't you move to one of these 37 countries that have the better health care and take your sugar daddy with you..obama.”

Uhh, Obama is not my Sugar Daddy. None of the things I have were given to me by Obama – oh wait, access to better preventative medicine is part of Obamacare, so I guess you may have a point.

”I will help with the moving as a lot of other people would too!”

Tell you what, since you seem to dislike our nation so much I might suggest we start a fund to assist with your move.


Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013
Article comment by: Lori Gabriel-Dane

Thank you all for your well wishes.

Capt. Nice: According to Anson's Nephew, our health care system is ranked 37. Maybe once Obama's health care kicks in, we'll make it to #1. Only time will tell. But I do think that KRMC is doing a great job. I know they've gotten a lot of flack in the past, but I think they have improved tremendously. I, for one, have no complaints about them. Everyone was great!

Amaryllis, you had it far worst than I did. I was alone, as well, but I was able to call 911 and the EMTs were there within minutes of my call. Plus, I live only a couple blocks from the hospital. After they inserted a stent, I felt great. I have one other artery that is partially blocked and it will have to be taken care of eventually, but I'm in no immediate danger (I hope) of it causing another heart attack. I hope you are doing well now. Please take care.


Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013
Article comment by: Capt. Nice

a.n.
You slay me, why don't you move to one of these 37 countries that have the better health care and take your sugar daddy with you..obama.
I will help with the moving as a lot of other people would too!


Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013
Article comment by: Justin Chambers

Kingman is lucky to have such a qualified doctor like Al-Khatib. He has God given talent that my family is thankful for.

Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013
Article comment by: Amaryllis Smith

Lori, I too am sorry to hear about your heart attack. I hope you do well! I too had one in Sept.2011 and the nurses and doctors took good care of me. I was alone when it happened approx. 9:30p.m.-came to on the master bedrm floor next day just after 12p.m.. Called my granddaughter after I finally found a phone, evidently I'd tried to get to one and they were all knocked off the stands. I had broken cheek bone just under eye and contusion above, my arm looked broken-I was a mess but, in the end I'm good. Did find out body doesn't tolerate statin drugs causing kidney fail. and respir. distress, but 325mg aspirin a day! I can assure anyone who doesn't believe life after death needs to rethink!!
All the best to you!!


Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013
Article comment by: Best Wishes

So sorry to hear you had a heart attack. Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery. I go to another doctor in the same office. They are both excellent cardiologists. I highly recommend them. Take care.

Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“You are lucky we still have the best health care in the world.”

Actually we are number 37 in the world for access to health care and many Americans now go out of the country to obtain surgeries (with insurance companies actually paying them to do so).


Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013
Article comment by: Capt. Nice

Dane
Sorry to hear about your heart attack and I hope you mend quickly.
You are lucky we still have the best health care in the world before obamacare kicks in completely...huh?




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