Aug 28, 2012 - 4:34 pm
Okay... here's the story. My dad has been seeing the 1 of 2 oncologists at Kaiser in NorCal. She thinks she knows everything about what he is going through, and as good as she thinks she is... she IS NOT an EC specialist and she DOES NOT know what she is doing. So far, they have denied my dad an ultrasound for a blood clot he had in his leg... TWICE. That was finally resolved. Then, she sent us the results of some other person and nearly gave my parents a heart attack... turns out the record was for a 47 year old woman!! Certainly not my 67 year old father!! They are currently in the process of applying for different insurance, but I need some other sets of eyes to help me search for a WELL QUALIFIED ESOPHAGEAL CANCER DOC in our area. I have stressed that since he hasn't had an opinion from someone in this particular type of cancer field, that we may be going about treatment all wrong or worse not being given the chance of finding treatments that may benefit EC specifically!! Time is of the essence! Please help me find a good one in the Sacramento, CA area or San Fransisco area, if they are accepting new patients and what kind of insurance they take. We are smack in the middle of both locations. He is Stage IV and I know CURE may not be in our cards, but he is doing well and I want every opportunity for him to SURVIVE with the highest QUALITY of life possible. Kaiser isn't cutting it anymore.