In a current thread ("Said goodbye to my local uro") JayMot tells us his story, about
the need to move on from his local uro, a good guy in JayMot's words, but he felt the need to move on to someone that he felt would be a better surgeon. His story is thoughtful, well presented, and one that many of us can likely relate to.
But then it occurred to me, haven't many of us had the good fortune to have had (or now have) a very, very good GP, uro, surgeon, or other specialist, who has been so very good for us,
that, like JayMot and his local uro, we just wanted to tell the world about
him/her? Also like JayMot perhaps we also moved on from that person, but he/she was so good, that we have never forgotten just how good that person was.
Unfortunately, it's all too common to have had negative experiences with some doctors who, for one reason or another, just didn't measure up to what we expected or wanted from them.
But when we do find those really good ones, the ones who just go from day to day, patient to patient, doing a really great job, for them and for us, we thank our lucky stars that we're one of their patients, and we just want to say, "World, this is one great
Don't such doctors deserve a compliment or two now and then? I mean the ones who have provided us not only with great service, but may even have saved our lives
at one time, in one way or another?
So how about
having a shout-out thread now, naming the really superior docs that many of us have or have had?
(Surely this topic is okay with the mods, since the object of this thread is to praise
And while it's likely you'll never yourselves go to any of the doctors who may be mentioned in this thread, as they probably are not in your area, it's still very appropriate, surely, to say some good things about
I'll start. My nominee is Dr. Christopher Cassisi, a urologist practicing here in my hometown of Gainesville, Fla. He's a 5-star guy in all categories as far as I'm concerned. He did my TURP surgery back in 2011 (and did a great job), and later when I got the PCa Dx, he was as supportive as he could be (he has the most positive and encouraging attitude I've ever seen in a physician). Also, he has been very diligent in following up with me, both after conclusion of my IMRT treatment (which he recommended as best for me, even though he is a surgeon), and now as one of his regular patients. One thing that is especially great about
Dr. Cassisi is that, as a patient, one can sense that he is one of those doctors who genuinely care
how their patients do, and you can sense it in his manner. If you
succeed, then he feels that he
A bit more about
him (from his office website, his is the first biography along with his picture, in "about
So, if you've ever wanted the opportunity to say some nice things to the world about
your own doc, past or present, and why you have found him/her to be especially good, now's your chance.
Chronic prostatitis (age 60 on)
BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6(3+3), T1c
No mets, PCa likely still organ contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSAs (since post-IMRT): 0.1 or lower
Post Edited (81GyGuy) : 4/5/2016 10:42:37 AM (GMT-6)