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    Of course, I don't know your circumstances and my suggestions may be totally impossible for you, but...

    I live in a fairly large suburban area of northern california, San Francisco bay area. Medical care is pretty good, but I was just not getting the support I needed from the local doctors. Except my family doctor, I have moved most of my health care to a teaching hospital connected to a large university that is a 2-3 hour drive away (depending on traffic). Since I only need to see my specialists (cardiologist, physiatrist, gastroenterologist and urologist) a couple of times a year at best, I don't mind that these doctors are not close by.

    I assume by stating you live "middle Georgia," you mean around Macon. Atlanta, 84 miles away from you has one of the best spinal cord rehab hospitals in the United States. Maybe you can make some calls and see what services they can offer specifically doctors who specialize in spinal cord injury issues (who take Medicare in payment). Finding a physiatrist for an initial visit may be a good start. The physiatrist can do an initial consultation and help you decide what other specialists you may need to visit.

    Personally, I would rather spend the time driving to a facility that has spinal cord injury experience than see local doctors who aren't familiar with my needs and waste my time. Many large medical centers offer on line access to doctors once you have made an initial visit. That means you don't need to make as many visits to the facility if you have a simple request or question.

    Take a look and see what might be available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjnl View Post
    Of course, I don't know your circumstances and my suggestions may be totally impossible for you, but...

    I live in a fairly large suburban area of northern california, San Francisco bay area. Medical care is pretty good, but I was just not getting the support I needed from the local doctors. Except my family doctor, I have moved most of my health care to a teaching hospital connected to a large university that is a 2-3 hour drive away (depending on traffic). Since I only need to see my specialists (cardiologist, physiatrist, gastroenterologist and urologist) a couple of times a year at best, I don't mind that these doctors are not close by.

    I assume by stating you live "middle Georgia," you mean around Macon. Atlanta, 84 miles away from you has one of the best spinal cord rehab hospitals in the United States. Maybe you can make some calls and see what services they can offer specifically doctors who specialize in spinal cord injury issues (who take Medicare in payment). Finding a physiatrist for an initial visit may be a good start. The physiatrist can do an initial consultation and help you decide what other specialists you may need to visit.

    Personally, I would rather spend the time driving to a facility that has spinal cord injury experience than see local doctors who aren't familiar with my needs and waste my time. Many large medical centers offer on line access to doctors once you have made an initial visit. That means you don't need to make as many visits to the facility if you have a simple request or question.

    Take a look and see what might be available.
    I live in panhandle of floria rural no shephard was the best 1 1/2 hrs from home in ga I never had an issue with care moving to florida I do now the nearest hospital is over 1 hr away but here where I live 5 drs that it but I am going to do what nurse suggest vitiams a good 1 you can not beat shepards that's where I rehab too

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    Do you fall asleep durint the daytime. Sleep apnea can be a problem and is very common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vjls View Post
    I live in panhandle of floria rural no shephard was the best 1 1/2 hrs from home in ga I never had an issue with care moving to florida I do now the nearest hospital is over 1 hr away but here where I live 5 drs that it but I am going to do what nurse suggest vitiams a good 1 you can not beat shepards that's where I rehab too
    Time to update your profile.

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    Additional calories from oils can be very helpful. Studies of people losing weight have shown that a group adding 300 calories from oils lost the same amount of weight but had more energy. You need lab tests.

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    You need to be checked out and have some lab tests done. That is the only way to know what is going on. If you have to, go to a Urgent care. They can certainly start the process.

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