Looking for Detroiters in the medical profession

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by kbuschmann, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. kbuschmann

    kbuschmann Supporting Member

    For the last decade I've been talking about moving to Detroit, but now I'm getting serious. Don't ask why - lots of reasons. I need to find some docs who are/were working there to give me some inside dope and help me establish a few contacts. I'd love to hear from anybody who fits that bill. PM me.

    And thanks.
  2. pica


    Nov 26, 2009
    Finally someone looking to move TO Detroit. I'm not a doctor nor do I play one on TV but if I can answer any questions for you feel free to ask.
  3. You could likely pick up some city infrastructure at a vastly reduced price currently.

  4. Texan

    Texan 667 Neighbor of the Beast. Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Look in Ann Arbor. U of M has the better medical complex in the area.
  5. sandmangeck


    Jul 2, 2007
    There should be plenty of ED docs. Not so many pcps.
  6. pica


    Nov 26, 2009
    Are you looking to move into the city or the burbs? Believe it or not the city of Detroit has some very nice neighborhoods. The whole city is not a dump.
  7. As mentioned, UofM in A2 has a premiere facility.

    Im sure you know of a lot of the facilities and players here already. DMC, Oakwood, Beaumont, etc.

    Good luck. Im not in that field or I would help more.

    I've lived all over the country and love it here.
  8. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike

    Nov 18, 2005
    I take it you keep up on current events.

    Good luck.

    Not meant in a negative way at all....
  9. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    I grew up in a suburb south of Detroit, called "downriver." That region has been depressed since the early 80's, and is a flat land of tract houses and strip malls with no cultural outlets. I hope you're interested in cars.

    The economic growth, when it occurred, seemed to be to the north and west of Detroit. Ann Arbor is a good area.
  10. I can see where you're going with this but Wyandotte is downriver and has some cultural outlets. Also, Grosse Ile isn't something to sneeze at. It's just not Royal Oak, Bloomfield Hills or Ann Arbor. All of which has its own issues, IMO. Hipsters, obnoxiously wealthy trash and hippies, in order. :)

    Not that each of those doesn't have its own pluses, but those are the minuses, IMO.
  11. kbuschmann

    kbuschmann Supporting Member

    The city itself. And I agree, there are some neighbourhoods I find quite attractive.
  12. kbuschmann

    kbuschmann Supporting Member

    Why....is there some kind of problem??

    Some people run away from fires, some people run towards them.
  13. http://detroit.curbed.com/archives/...out-detroit-finds-hipsters-art-cheap-rent.php

    Despite popular opinion, Detroit isn't dead. It's got a vibrancy that takes a beating and can't be put down.

    Detroit has an energy and vibe unlike a lot of other places. Yes, there's ugly here but Detroit is honest and doesn't hide that unlike other cities. Yes, I'm looking at you New Orleans--no offense to NOLA. What I mean by this is that NOLA has some beauty but walk a block outside of the beauty spots and it gets very ugly, very quick.

    Detroit is Motown. Detroit is the home of punk, electronica and Rosie the Riveter's "We can do it!" That is the lifeblood of this city and all derogatory mishaps Detroit sees is yet another badge of honor that Detroit will just overcome.

    Bankruptcy? Bah.

    Murder capital? Bah.

    This place eats that all up and spits it out.

    The lyrics to Sinatra's "I Did It My Way" is pretty much what this place is about.

    No one wants to see the good going on here nor the fact that this area has a ton of wealth still here. It's more fashionable to bag on Detroit, though.

    And we all laugh at the deception everyone sees. :)
  14. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike

    Nov 18, 2005
    no problem here.

    Just know what I've read and heard .

    Maybe its all propaganda....maybe its not as bad as its made out to be ...

    Its probably a nicer town than mine ....
  15. Detroit has some beautiful architecture in some neighbourhoods.

  16. kbuschmann

    kbuschmann Supporting Member

    Yup, that's one of the reasons.
  17. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    I agree that Detroit has a spirit that's hard to describe and harder to defeat.
  18. stambroker

    stambroker Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2011
    Recently moved to the detroit area myself, I'm looking for an apartment near WSU. Seems to be pretty nice in the Midtown/Downtown areas (Slow's BBQ is heavenly, also) but the most fun I've had is in the Royal Oak/Ferndale/Clawson area. Then again, I'm young and fairly hipster
  19. :eyebrow:

    I actually love Detroit. I was sent there for work and stayed for a week. Amazing architecture, and I met some nice folks.
  20. No offense to you or NOLA locals. I stayed in the quarter for about six months. Love the city but it has issues like any other city. I think Detroit and NOLA are a lot alike.

    Both old French cities. Both involved in wars. Both with aging infrastructures and tenacious people that are hard to keep down.