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    Moving to Michigan

    My husband got a job in Michigan to fly for the Life Flight company out there. We are looking at place in Ann Harbor and just want to know if there are people out there and how they like it. I am dreading the cold winters,but going to enjoy the nice surroundings and GRASS! Living in the desert we don't see much of that... Also, I am going to need to find some doctors out there for my Urology, Pain Specialist, and also just a Primary Doctor. If anyone lives out there, has been out there, or knows any info, I would appreciate some advice..
    Thanks!
    Joanie
    God is good

    #2
    Hello and welcome to the mitten!
    It does get cold in the winter, but our fall, summer, and spring are beautiful.
    I live near Ann Arbor, and can give you at least my reference for a primary spinal cord doctor, a urologist, and a rehab place that I think is excellent. Send me a personal message to get the numbers and names if you are interested. Ann Arbor is a great town, and a lot seems to be accessible. I am in a power chair as I am a cervical four injury level. I don't get out too much into town, but when I have it seemed accessible.
    www.symbolofstrength.com

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      #3
      awesome! Thanks!
      God is good

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        #4
        I assume you mean Ann Arbor, not Ann Harbor. Mary Free Bed hospital has an excellent rehab unit, and I am sure they can provide you some names for physicians.

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          #5
          I am about an hour away and moved here six years ago and love it. Winters are not that bad because we are in the middle portion of MI, had you moved closer to the west side of the state, it would be different. Where ya moving from?

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            #6
            Ann Arbor is a good location for getting a good doctor. Michigan has a lot of wheelchair sports you could get involved in. Winter sucks.

            I had thee best urologist in Ann Arbor, but he just retired in June He recommended me to Dr.Clemens at UofM in Ann Arbor. He trained under my retired urologist & specializes in SCI.
            Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.

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              #7
              Somebody moving TO Michigan? On purpose? I thought our population was strictly outgoing only.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Fay Wrinkle View Post
                Somebody moving TO Michigan? On purpose? I thought our population was strictly outgoing only.
                I know, suprising!! Especially for a job...
                Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.

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                  #9
                  I'm guessing you both will fall in LOVE with Michigan. Ann Arbor is an awesome place to live! The changing of the seasons can be spectacular. You"ll understand what I mean when you get here. Winters can be rough...but I love it here!
                  "Its not about being right. It's about getting it right."
                  Joe Dumars

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                    #10
                    Michigan is great!

                    Ann Arbor and surrounding is a beautiful area, but houses can be expensive. You might want to also consider Ypsilanti (much lower prices, with a few downsides) as well as Chelsea, Dexter and Saline. Lots of cultural stuff to do and people are friendly. The winter is just very long, but not that much snow.

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                      #11
                      The University of Michigan is in Ann Arbor and has an excellent rehab center and ortho physicians.
                      Mjburt is correct, Ypsi is much cheaper and still a nice town. A little closer to the airport if that's of interest.
                      BeeBee

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by gurly2356 View Post
                        Ann Arbor is a good location for getting a good doctor. Michigan has a lot of wheelchair sports you could get involved in. Winter sucks.

                        I had thee best urologist in Ann Arbor, but he just retired in June He recommended me to Dr.Clemens at UofM in Ann Arbor. He trained under my retired urologist & specializes in SCI.
                        Thanks!
                        Whereabouts in Michigan are you at?
                        God is good

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                          #13
                          Thanks for the replies..Keep the info coming! I wanna know more and more about the place.
                          God is good

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                            #14
                            Northern Michigan is a great area for weekend getaways. Mackinaw Island allows no motor vehicles and is beautiful (4 hr drive from Ann Arbor), a great place to spend a weekend or vacation, take a horsedrawn carriage ride around the island. In the past we have called ahead and reserved a carriage with a battery operated wheelchair lift (they need advance reservation to charge batteries). The UP is an almost pristine wilderness with bears and wolves, etc. It's also beautiful.

                            Right now real estate is dirt cheap in Mi if you plan to buy. There are lots of lakes around the area you will be moving to, if you are willing to commute 1/2 hr you may want to check out the little towns of Hamburg (lots of water), Pinckney or if you are really adventurous move to Hell (actual little crossroads town near Pinckney). I live on a lake and am aware that some people are making deals on lakehouses with rent to own contracts. Might be something you would want to investigate if you think of buying.

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                              #15
                              The town of Ann Arbor host's the University of Michigan with all its medical facilities readily available. Nearby are the towns of Chelsea, Adrian, Marshall, Battle Creek and, Detroit. The area has boundless resources and interests. I-94 will take you to Chicago going west, Detroit going east. The Metropolitan airport is only about 30 minutes from Ann Arbor. The life Flight staff are an excellent group of professionals dedicated to safe transportration of patients and accident victims to necessary places. They are based there in Ann Arbor at the UM. Good luck on the new chapter in your life. Feel free to contact me anytime for assistance.
                              I refuse to tip toe through life, only to arrive safely at death.

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