New Primary Care

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
May 252023

Terry and I have been looking for a new primary care doctor since we first moved here, and we had narrowed it down to Pickens County Primary Care in Reform, about 10 miles west of us. We had our first appointments there yesterday afternoon and we were very impressed.

Terry’s appointment was for 1:30 and mine was for 2:00, but they took us both in together, which we prefer, right at 1:30. Everybody from the nurse who took all of our information and medical history to the nurse practitioner we actually saw were completely professional but also very friendly, and took all the time that we needed to get acquainted and talk about our own medical histories and family medical histories. They didn’t make us feel rushed at all, which is not always the case at a practice where they get people in and out as quickly as they can.

I had several prescriptions that were expired, and I had been out of some of my medications for a couple of months now. They immediately phoned in new prescriptions to Walgreens in Northport. They have their own lab right there, so they took blood and urine and then sent us on our way, with appointments to go back in three months unless we need something sooner. All in all, it was a very pleasant experience.

Driving the other direction into Northport, we decided to have dinner at Red Lobster because my prescriptions were not ready yet. The one thing we missed terribly from living on Florida’s Central Coast is all of the great seafood we enjoyed there. Red Lobster is about as close as you’re going to get here, but it was good.

After dinner we stopped at Publix to pick up a few things, then went across the street to Walgreens to pick up my prescriptions, and got home just before dark. It was a busy day, but we got quite a bit accomplished. Today the lady who is going to buy one of Terry’s Glimakra looms is supposed to pick it up. Terry will be glad to have it sold to somebody who will enjoy it, since she has no room for it here, and I will be glad to have a little more room in the garage.

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Crazy Days In Big Lake, the third book in my Big Lake mystery series. Everybody seems to have gone crazy in the little mountain community. Neighbors are threatening violence, eco-protestors are on the march, flower children are camping in the nearby forest, two of Sheriff Jim Weber’s deputies have gotten into a fistfight in the ButterCup Café, the grocery store manager has locked himself in his office and won’t come out, bears are chasing dogs into houses, and somebody has stolen the town’s mascot. As if that isn’t enough to deal with, a mild-mannered retired couple have shot an intruder during a home invasion. By the time this wild tale is finished, more blood will be shed, and the good people of Big Lake will be left wondering just how well they really know their neighbors.

To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books and audiobooks to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

 Thought For The Day – We are sometimes taken into troubled waters not to be drowned, but to be cleansed.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  One Response to “New Primary Care”

  1. Love ya Nick. Glad you guys found a doc you can trust.

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