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trip3t
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Hello

I'm looking for a urologist in Ann Arbor ... would prefer a woman. I had a partial nephrectomy in 2008 at Cleveland Clinic. My GP has been ordering my follow-up scans for past several years, but I would be more comfortable with a urologist (really long story about experiences in hometown). Any recommendations?"

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icemantoo
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trip3t,

 

Not familiar with any Urologists in Ann Arbor although I am only 30 miles away. It will probably be difficult finding a women Urologist as this is a very male dominated specialty. You might want to call University of Michigan Hospital for a referral or St Joseph hospital in Ypsi

Laurie on this board is from Ann Arbor (aamdsi?) and she may be able to help. I see a Urologist out of the Michigan Institute of Urology which has about 60 Urologists and is I believe the largest Urrology practce in Southeast Michigan, but I do not believe they have any offices closer to Ann Arbor than Novi.

 

Icemantoo

trip3t
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Joined: Sep 2014

Thank you from mid-Mich. I have UM directory, but was hoping someone would have first-hand experience. Your postings are very helpful. The folks on this board have really helped me deal with the pains and experiences my former doctor downplayed. My GP has been very empathetic. I'm 64 now and it's been a very up and down recovery for me, but like you and others, I'm happy to still be here. ... I live in East Lansing - no women urologist here (unfortunately). Thank you, again.

aamdsi
Posts: 284
Joined: Apr 2014

I wish didn't have to meet you here. 

I have a really grand urologist at the UM hospital. Since being told I needed a partial I have met a couple others that have him as well.

Dr. David Miller.  He was  my surgeon.  A little "gruff" but in a good way. Listens to you, makes sure you know all what is happening and going to happen. Called the night before surgery and the day after I got home.

Also have a really really great PCP (who is female) if you need one.  She worked closely with Miller (Still working) to make sure I am getting through this.

trip3t
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Joined: Sep 2014

Thank you

Hate doctor shopping ... but never had to in past. I really appreciate your guidance. 

aamdsi
Posts: 284
Joined: Apr 2014

Have you found a Doctor here in A2 (Ann Arbor)?  I didn't add that Dr. MIller's aide is a female and absolutely wonderful 8-)

 

trip3t
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Joined: Sep 2014

Thanks for replies. I'm working on getting my medical records together. My annual scan is in June but I'm hoping to see a someone by February ... 2015 will also be my first year under Medicare ... hoping for no problems.

 

aamdsi
Posts: 284
Joined: Apr 2014

My Dr.s phone is 734-936-0054 (Dr. David Miller). His Assistant (who is so so sweet) is named Krisinda Palazzolo 734-232-1861. Super people at the Cancer Clinic in UM hospital.

Hope all is well with you 8-)

 

Laurie

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cjhawk38
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I called on Monday to schedule an appointment with Dr Miller and am waiting for them to call back with date.  I'm not sure how many RCC oncologist they have but the person that answered the phone took my information and said that once a week a board meets to decide which doctor gets new patient assignments.

 

Cindy

aamdsi
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How are you doing?  Did you get an appointment?

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