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Gopurdue28
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   Posted 7/4/2010 11:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, has anyone had any dealings with the John Hopkins Center in Baltimore?  (I am not sure if there are more than one)  I have found a doctor there who has done extensive research on whiplash injuries.  He has written several papers on the specific treatments that need to be done on the neck.  I was just wondering if it would be worth the trip.  I live in South Bend Indiana so it is quite a distance to say the least.
Thanks,
Jay 

Gopurdue28
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   Posted 7/4/2010 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry about the poll. I pushed the wrong button! Moderators fell free to delete it. Sorry

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 7/5/2010 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I went to Johns Hopkins 7 years ago to have a radical prostatectom. J.H. were the best in the country or the world for that matter in the reserch of prostate cancer! A Dr. there developed a nerve salvaging surgery to remove the prostate w/o damaging all the super sensative nerves that control erections, orgasms and blatter control!! After doing extensive research on prostate cancer myself and firing 3 urologists in Fla. I fought my ins. company w/ the help of the good people at J.H. and was able to go there to be in a study on young men >50 or under w/ prostate cancer. The care was the best I had ever recieved at any hospital! The Dr. I had truely cared about me and kept me completely updated on every step of my stay there. I was so lucky that I was able to go there! I know that they are leaders in all kinds of other health problems and wouldn't be surprised if they some of the best w/ neck injuries! I only wish I could have had my cervical fusion done there instead of U of Miami which was supposed to be the best> They don't get my vote!!!!!!!!
Yes, I think it would be worth a trip if you can swing it! I can't say enough about Johns Hopkins. I think the are the BEST!!!
Good Luck>
Your Friend,
Pete
When I was young & stupid I broke almost every bone in my body and I'm paying a heavy price now but I'm still here and so glad to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men, both are in the Navy. I'm so proud! My biggest health problem>> I'm a certified Luny~Tune!!


sjkly
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   Posted 7/6/2010 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I live in the DC area. My specialists are mostly Hopkins affiliated. They are one of the best in the country. Their diagnostic medicine capabilities are phenomenal.

Stella Marie
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   Posted 7/8/2010 1:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you seeking a diagnosis or follow-up care? IF you are going for a diagnosis and treatment recommendations, all of the major teaching institutions are great. Since you are a distance from Hopkins follow-up care will be almost impossible. I get my care at the Cleveland Clinic. When you go for an evaluation, you are usually referred to a minimum of 5 other departments for testing and ancillary care. They tend to follow a team approach to patient care. Example: you might see a Neck Specialist, X-ray, MRI, Surgical Evaluation, Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy, Pain Specialist, and a Pain Psychologist. Most of these appointments can not be scheduled within a two day visit. You will probably have to go to them in a specific order. Since you do not live near the hospital, the best you can do is get an excellant secord opinion and a treatment plan to take home to your local doctor. Treatment could be done at Hopkins, but follow-up would most likely be local.

Go luck. Some of my best doctor are NOT associated with large institutions. They trained there, but decided to go into pratice for themselves.

Stella Marie   Chronic Pain Forum Moderator

Progressive neurodegenerative disease called Multiple System Atrophy, congestive heart failure, muscle spasms, muscle pain, neuropathy, & neuropathic pain, central sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and 2 pain implants – intrathecal pain medication pump and an SCS (spinal cord stimulator). 

 

 


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