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Worried Guy
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   Posted 6/17/2010 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you guys seen or used these sites?

HealthGrades - http://www.healthgrades.com/
DrScore - http://www.drscore.com/App/SearchDr/find.cfm
RateMDs - http://www.ratemds.com/

It seems they might be useful. Or not. What are your thoughts?
Jeff

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 6/17/2010 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Horrible luck on the first link.
 
Second link listed two doc with the same last name as mine...One didn't have a rating...Mine didn't show up at all....
 
Thanks but no thanks.
Age 55   - 5'11"   215lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
05/18/10 - 24 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


compiler
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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 6/17/2010 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
OMG-- my doc. is DEAD LAST
 
(just kidding -- but it is true for someone!)
 
Mel

63 years old . PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%),  after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal. PCA-3 was about 75 (way above the 35 threshold). That led to:

Biopsy on 11/30/09. 5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 4+3. 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On  other side:2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--1 core 3+4 (30%) no peri-neural invasion. prostate is 45 grams. Stage: T1C.  

Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. He says all looked good. Spared nerves. Unfortunately: Pathology Report: G 4+3 (65%-35%). Cancer in 15% of gland. Lymph Nodes: Clear.  Perineural Invasion: yes. Seminal Vessical Involvement: No.  Extraprostatic Extension: yes.  Positive Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. Final Weight is 52.7 gms.  (Second opinion from Jon Epstein at Hopkins confirmed these results)

 Incontinence: joined that club-- definite leaks—1 pad/day. Night is dry, was  using 1 pad at night for security, but pretty much dispensed with that most nights. Update: no pads at night. No pads while at home, but still very uncomfortable. Use 1 pad for out-of-house activities. Suddenly got MUCH better on 3/10/10, almost overnight. Still some urgency but no pads about 90% of the time.  As of 3/12/10--completely continent! Uh...OH. As of about 3/16/10 problems with constant urgency although no pads needed--feels like an infection but none showing in urine.

Update: since late March all is well in that area. I would say 99.9% continent (a spurt here and there, maybe 5 spurts per week).

First post-op PSA on 3/10/10--DRUM ROLL: 0.01 Next PSA in mid-June.


Worried Guy
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   Posted 6/17/2010 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
If you recall, we had discussions about why there were no rating sites and how it was easier to get info on a garden post hole digger than it was to find out about a Uro. Someone just turned me on the these sites.
Hey, it's a start.

(Go with the Ace digger, it has wooded handles that are smooth and do not give you splinters and the hinge is strong enough to twist without breaking. I can't tell you anything about your Uro. Sorry.)
Jeff
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