1st day at Mayo Clinic!!!!!

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   Posted 1/8/2008 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   

I hope you all are doing well. Today I had my first visit to the Mayo clinic in Scottsdale AZ. It was interesting. I met with the only integrative doctor at this location, he is originally from Rochester where he was there 20 years. He is my intake and Internal Med doc during my entire diagnostic work up and specialist visits. They took 16 tubes of blood, forgot a page and I will go back for that next week. The physical exam and history was 2 hours, very nice doctor!!!!! He knows my Hematologist too!!! I am taking a ton of records to him next week. They know I have moved to the area for the next year or so to get work ups and continue my care by their specialists for at least a year or more. The headache specialist is booked until April, but I have made it this long. Other than him, I see the other docs in the next few weeks. They spread out my appts for me as I told them too much in a week was more than I could handle. They were wonderful!!!

My PC there did state he knows the cause of part of my hip pain and it is due to being flat-footed. No other doctor has caught that before. They are probably going to check my hearing, diabetes, maybe sleep tests and things go further. To me this is worth it to find out what is going on.

I will keep you updated as I have more visits.

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   Posted 1/8/2008 12:50 AM (GMT -6)   

It's great that your first visit went so well. It sounds like you are very happy with your Internal Med doctor. Be sure to let us know how things go after you meet with each specialist.

PS I am also flat footed
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   Posted 1/8/2008 2:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Leta.  Having a doc who takes time to listen to your history can be hard to find.  I'm so happy you're getting the medical care you need!  Love, Butterflake

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   Posted 1/8/2008 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like things are moving along for you Leta! Sorry you can't see the headache doc for 4 months!! That's insane. But I guess a person can only do one thing at a time. They need another headache doctor!!

I hope they find all that is ailing you and set you up with a great treatment plan.

Looking forward to updates!


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   Posted 1/8/2008 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Keep a positive attitude and keep us posted. God Bless a good doctor they are hard to find. That's sad.

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   Posted 1/8/2008 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Leta,

I was excited to see you are going to the Mayo clinic in Scottsdale.  I live in Mesa.  Maybe we can get together sometime.  I would be very interested to see how things go with the Mayo clinic.  Keep us posted.  I hope things go very well for you.


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