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After chasing my urologist literally halfway across the country and pushing the schedule out a few months, I finally had my cysto on Thursday, August 2. The news was welcome - "Your bladder looks fine.
This is a good milestone for Bladder Cancer. The biggie is two years, and it progresses like this: Technically I can now claim terms like "remission" and "survivor. Not to say that I fear a recurrence. And if a recurrence comes, there's almost no chance of it being life-threatening - as long as I continue to do the annual cystos to keep it from getting out of hand.
Will I continue to travel to Oregon and use Dr. Most likely I will. It turns out that Dr. Hopkins was recruited by the Asante Medical Group in Eugene, Oregon to replace their sole urologist, who retired shortly after Hopkins took the job.
Now their plan is to build an all-new Urology practice around Hopkins - new facility, new doctors, new physician assistants, additional nursing staff, the whole works. Hopkins feel about all of this? The current patient load is taxing him physically and mentally, he loved living in Utah where he was born and raised and attended school, and he does not like having to adapt to new things.
He told me the move was not for economics or working conditions or anything like that, but more for family - so that their younger children could grow up in his wife's home state and get a different experience from their older siblings. He would have been happy to stay as things were. I have to side with the wife here.
His former practice consistently treated him poorly - moving him from partner to employee, increasing work hours and decreasing compensation, and generally being only semi-competent administratively.
The new practice, as it is built, will provide him the opportunity to set the stage for facilities and equipment, the quality of service, and the general tone of patient care.
He does believe it will ultimately be a different and better Urology practice than any within a couple hundred miles. But in the meantime he is tired and stressed, and it did show on his face and in his demeanor.
I expect he will start to enjoy it within the next year or so as he gets more help and relief, and ultimately it may be truly great.
In the meantime the scope and monitor were the latest and greatest much better than what they had in Utahthe staff was on point, and after some initial confusion they had scheduled me for "new patient consult" rather than cystoscopywe got the job done quickly and with good results.
I was very happy with the overall professionalism, especially with the workload they had. So for both myself and Dr. Hopkins, we should both be focused on looking forward.
I certainly plan to do so!For those of you that have read some of my previous posts on how to teach specific sounds you may have noticed a pattern.
That’s because when teaching kids how to say sounds there IS a general pattern I follow even though each specific sound changes.
Writing patient information sheets Conference Abstract: The Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) group within the Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinical Trials Unit at University College London (UCL) developed a patient information sheet template in , to be used by trial teams within the unit.
Metro (National Institutes of Health Clinical Center PATIENT INFORMATION SHEET Welcome to the NIH Clinical Center (Bldg. 10) at the National Institutes.
Also included on the form: patient name, referral information, payment information, provider, etc. (Also known as charge slip/superbill) of Benefits. A financial statement (usually accompanies payment) sent from the insurance company that includes payments, write-offs, amounts applied to deductibles, patient responsibility amounts, and/or.
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Polar Opposites. Murder rates have actually been trending down a bit in the US.. But you are still around fifty times more likely to be murdered in several dozen US cities than in any city in Europe, where the average is down around 1 in , now..
And with regard to the exceptionally safe Italy, as usual the rate remains even lower than the European average still.