One interesting thing I have learned, Surgeons do NOT get paid for any patient visits for 90 days after surgery. Most insurance companies assume this after surgery care is part of the surgery fee. So this is far less a financial decision than it is of convenience. I also realize we are getting into an area of ego in all this.
Mr. Gimpy, so most of this would not apply to you, since you had an ED doc built into the system. Most surgeons don't have that. But your second sentence about
it being up to a patient to know about
it is the crux of the matter. That's why i wanted to know How you could have heard this message? i know it's a multifacted thing and hard to sum up in a sentence. And yes, every uro around here knows this ED doctor. They respect him, but he does not get a lot of post PCa patients. He gets tons of other ED guys, but not a lot of PCa men.
Doctor education is a dead end. Almost all corporations have given up with Dr. education now. The messages all too often do not get to the patients. The current thinking is bypass the dr and go straight to educating the patient.
Was just seeing if anyone had any thoughts about
what would have gotten their attention...and how it might have been presented. Brochure? poster? email? commercial? etc.
ED website for PCa guys
46 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
10/07 PSA 5.06 (Biopsy 11/07 1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report: Stage T2cNxMx
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.) Never a problem since.
ED - at one year, ED is fine with viagra.
Two year PSA - undetectable!