Not to be silly, but why limit yourself to your area? Research a doctor, a hospital and get their stats - most are published. See what they have written, where they studied, where they trained. It's all fairly public info. If you have to travel and hour or two it's worth it. I live in NY and travelled to John's Hopkin's in Baltimore because I believed that was the best place for me. Airfare to Baltimore from NY was only $49 and I had points for a hotel. My wife and I stayed for several days, a nice vacation! Ok, NOT a vacation at all but I felt, and still feel, it was what worked for us. You might want to think outside the neighborhood.
Dad dx at 72 with Pca; RP at 73; Died 11/08 at 88 from Pca met.
3 Uncles have had Pca; 2 deceased from Pca met.
Me: Age 51: Joyfully Married; father of 7!
Routine Physical 11/07 PSA 1.73 DRE normal
Routine Physical 1/09 PSA 2.77 DRE abnormal.
1st Urologist visit 2/09 DRE normal, small - PSA 6.3!
Biopsy 3/17- St. Patty's Day! 3 of 12 cores positive with 5-8% Pca
3+3 Gleason; Visit Johns Hopkins 3/26/09 and decide for surgery.
Lapro RP 6/29/09; discharged 6/30/09
Cath out 7/9/09 Gleason unchanged 3+3;
"Larger amount of cancer" than expected.
Organ confined Pca, positive margin as "artifact" of surgery.
All other tissues clear.
7 wk psa 8/20/09 - 0.05
"We walk by faith, not by sight."