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Postby MamaLily » Aug 12, 2004 4:09 pm

This post is from Shannon Mount

Post subject: PLEASE HELP ME FIND A GOOD DOCTOR!!

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I have been emailing and writing to people on here all day, but there is one thing i need help on and that is to find a good doctor who knows so much about hg!! I am moving to Lakewood washington tacoma seattle area and i have tricare insurance (military insurance) but will pay out of pocket to!! I want to get ready to have a child and i want to do everything i can before we concieve!! please help me and find the best there is for people like me, since i already lost 2 pregnancies from hg!! one of the worst's cases my dr's have ever seen

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THANKS SHANNON
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Postby MamaLily » Aug 12, 2004 4:28 pm

Shannon -

Hi! I hope you don't mind discussing your doctor options in this forum...it helps me to keep track of things better.

First of all, please read the Sticky in this forum about ways to find a doctor. Considering your HG history, I strongly recommend that you see a perinatologist or Maternal/Fetal Medicine (MFM) Specialist. These doctors are better trained to deal with high-risk pregnancies in general and usually with HG pregnancies specifically. My perinatologist saved me when I was in the middle of HG!

On this website we have a Referral Network, where HG survivors can list doctors who have been wonderful in treating HG. I looked at the list and found a doctor in Kirkland, Washington. Here is the info:

Susan E. Rutherford, MD
Evergreen Maternal-Fetal Medicine
12040 NE 128th St MS.48
Kirkland, Washington 98034
USA
425-899-2200
http://evergreenhealthcare.org/showpage.asp?page=C3
Other Physicians in Office: Roberta H. DeRegt, MD Carolyn R. Kline, MD Martin P. Walker, MD

I don't know Washington geography at all, but from a map that I found, Kirkland looks to be about an hour away from Tacoma. Even if that drive is too overwhelming, you could definitely call this doctor, explain your HG history, and ask for recommendations in your area.

There is a great website that lists doctors who are members of the Maternal/Fetal Medicine society. http://www.perinatology.com/perinatologists.htm I looked quickly for doctors in Tacoma and found a list of them. Here they are:

EDWARD DASHOW M.D.
REGULAR (MFM) MEMBER
315 S. K STREET
TACOMA, WA
Areas of Interest :

ANDREA FISK M.D.
ASSOCIATE (FELLOW) MEMBER
MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
ANTENATAL DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
BUILDING 9040 FITZSIMMONS DR.
TACOMA, WA 98431
Andrea.Fisk@nw.amedd.army.mil

BOBBY HOWARD M.D.
ASSOCIATE MEMBER
MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
TACOMA, WA 98431


ELIZABETH MC KINNEY M.D.
REGULAR (MFM) MEMBER
OBSTETRIX MEDICAL GROUP
314 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WAY, STE. \ 402
TACOMA, WA 98405
etmc@aol.com

PETER NIELSEN M.D.
REGULAR (MFM) MEMBER
MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
7601 43RD STREET NW
TACOMA, WA 98431


DAMIAN PAONESSA MD
ASSOCIATE FELLOW (PA) MEMBER
MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
TACOMA, WA 98431-0001
Damian.Paonessa@nw.amedd.army.mil

JOHN READ M.D.
REGULAR (MFM) MEMBER
ST JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL
PACIFIC NW MFM
800 ROSE STREET
TACOMA, WA 98405

I was especially encouraged to see that a few of these doctors are at the Army Medical Center...would your insurance cover you there?

Let me know what you think of all this. It really takes some work to find a good doctor, but it is worth doing! A proactive, aggresive, HG-knowledgable doctor can make all the difference for an HG patient!

Good luck to you!

- Anna
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Postby SHANNON1980 » Aug 13, 2004 11:46 pm

Anna,
thankyou thankyou thankyou for such wonderful information, I have never had so many people helping me with this problem of mine, I want you to know from the bottom of my heart that I truley appreciate all your help and encouragment you have given me!!! I want everyone to know this. it means the world to me, now I feel a little bit of hope that hopefuly my dreams will come true and I will have a child of my own..I will look into these doctors and get back with you as soon as I find something out!
Thankyou
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Postby MamaLily » Aug 15, 2004 3:39 pm

Shannon -

I really hope one of these doctors will be helpful to you. I wanted to mention that there is a wonderful page on this website that lists some questions to ask when interviewing a new doctor. http://helpher.org/mothers/referral-net ... doctor.php I think it's a great list!

Keep me posted...

- Anna
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