Please do not take this wrong (or anyone on the board take this wrong) I do understand why many people went/go overseas...insuranc
PS:? I know others have given you the information to contact certain doctors who will do over the phone consulting.? Have you contacted any of them?
From: John &/or Jacqueline Hullar <jhullar@sbcglobal.
Sent: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 12:16 am
Subject: Re: [surfacehippy] Re: help with history and stats of resurfacing
It is a weird story- she recommended I go to see an
associate in this ortho practice who is semi-retired
to be my "guide" and after-care doc... He listened to
my story, checked my (lousy) range of motion, looked
at the xrays, then said he is a knee doc, but he would
get McGann, the hip OS, to come in and chat with me.
The first doc did not know much about resurfs but did
admit I had done a lot of research. He was pushing me
not to go far away in case of complications.
Then the other doc came in , and you know the rest.
My GP was trying to help me find someone to take care
of me after surgery and select a surgeon. Her pet
peeve was not resurfacing, but my desire to travel to
a surgeon, esp overseas. But now that this report has
been generated, based in the attached note from her
that the visit was a success, I am sure she is now
We shall see...
I have other options and appts, but nothing is clear
I am NOT going to get a THR, that is all I know!
I can think of numerous other docs who do resurfs I
can consult with whose reports she will also see- but
their reports will be about whether I am a candidate
for resurfacing, NOT about the merits and credibility
and stats of resurfacing.
I was thrown off by the change to a dissing of
resurfacing from how my hips are doing and how, with
whom, etc I would get a resurf.
And, clearly, my GP does not want to/feel qualified to
help me with post-op or selection of an HR surgeon.
She really knew nothing about resurfacing, but she is
That's about the gist of it,
jackie pre-op sf
p.s. I guess i have felt weird about going to a local
OS who does resurfs if I plan to go elsewhere for the
surgery, just to ask him to do my after-care..
--- "jerry.rosette" <jerry.rosette@
> Just curious, did your GP recommend the OS? It's a
> who knows who with
> the docs and not necessarily what's new in the
> field. My GP wasn't up to
> date and I had to do the research.
> --- In surfacehippy@
> Jacqueline Hullar
> > Well, before i dump my GP I will show her the
> stats on
> > all the docs who do HR, then the reports from the
> > I consult with.
> > If she is still opposed, sayonara!!
> > i am definitely including URE in my consultation
> > I am so spooked that I may go abroad to have it
> > by DeSmet or McMinn, but I will check into others
> > nearby.
> > Thanks so much for sharing your suggestions,
> > and congratulations on your new hip,
> > jackie
> > pre-op sf
> > --- avid avid_dk@... wrote:
> > > -
> > > > I was lucky to have Sparling so close,
> > > Wa. New hospital tower,
> > > > clean, and close to my 2 girls. There are a
> > > of other docs in
> > > > Oregon and Washington that have multitudes of
> > > experience. But you have
> > > > one pretty close, Dr Ure up at Shasta. That's
> > > where I'd start since he
> > > > seems to be closer for you. has over 300 done
> > > I have a friend having
> > > > surgery this feb with him, former? triathlete.
> > > Anyway, maybe you could
> > > > make a trip for a consult with your X-rays and
> > > get an opinion.
> > >
> > > Call Dr. Ure's office and send your x-rays. He
> > > do a phone consult
> > > with you. Dr. Ure is a really, really nice man
> > > well as a fantastic
> > > surgeon.
> > >
> > > Dr. Keith Ure
> > > Mt Shasta, CA
> > > 530-926-5211
> > >
> > > If you Doctor doesn't support your decision she
> > > not a very good
> > > doctor in my humble opinion. If she doesn't
> > > you on this what's
> > > next? My doctor was positively enthused about my
> > > resurfacing.
> > >
> > > avid
> > > Dr. Ure RBHR 12/10/07
> > >
> > >
> > jacqueline collins hullar
> > 3954 washington street
> > san francisco, ca 94118
> > 415-379-3715 home
> > 415-609-4591 cell
> > 415-379-3745 fax
jacqueline collins hullar
3954 washington street
san francisco, ca 94118
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