.....I basically have 5 docs now. My local GP, Radiologist and urologist local, and then the 2 docs in Atlanta. They all share information.
That is so rare, and amazingly good medicine. You are most fortunate.
In my travels and visits with too many physicians, it's become clear that they, and their medical departments are very reticent about
sharing (trusting?) data with each other. Probably some ego involved, MIS systems that are uncooperative, and a lot of liability fear.
We patients are the losers!
Yes, I have been blessed with the doc's I'm working with. They all listen to me and to each other. My local doc's are easy to get to by phone if needed and my Emory doc's gave me their cell phone numbers so my local doc's don't have to go thru the Emory "gatekeepers" to get in touch with them. It has worked well so far.
I got very good news today at my urology appointment. I will take the remaining 70 Casodex pills that I have left and just let the 6 month Lupron shot I had in December run out and not get another one. We will monitor my PSA on a regular basis. It will be nice to be hormone free when all this gets out of my system.