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Tuscan AZ MDS/neuro?

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NN, there is a fantastic one who just left Hopkins and is now in Las Vegas--Dr. Zoltan Mari.  I don't know how far that would be from you, as I'm so unfamiliar with that part of the country...    https://www.docspot.com/find?concept=Dr.+Mari&location=Nevada&mw=486&lat=38.8&lng=-116.42&query=Dr.+Mari

You've been on my mind.  Hope you are getting through the difficulties you've been dealing with. 

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Thank you, Linda.

 Need to find a neuro in Tuscan.  DH had a stroke toward end of our "bucket list" trip.  We flew home and our VA rep encouraged us to see the VA /ER in Tuscan and get referred to a VA neuro. It is our regional VA hospital.  Our Phoenix neuro is out of the country til end of Nov.and has no back up.

Tuscan is a bit further than Phoenix, but a better drive.  If we have to drive 3.5 hours...I'd like to combine my appts with DH in Tuscan.  So far not much luck.

Linda, doesn't a doctor have to do a residency?  Researching docs, one did not show residency. ??

NN

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IIRC you're around Yuma??

 

Linda -  Vegas is quite the drive from Tucson, probably 6 hours, give or take depending on traffic, and not much less of a drive from Yuma.  I used to live outside of Tucson, but that was 2004 when we sold the house there, so 10 years or so before I started to care about neurologists.  

 

NN - when do need the recommendation?  If you don't get anything soon I can ask my parents if they have any useful intel.  They now live in a 55+ golf course community in Marana.  They might know someone that can give a recommendation.

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The place he went had given him an offer he couldn't refuse--protected research time.  That's all I know.  He was highly thought of at Hopkins, so his reputation preceded him.  I'm sorry that I don't know more than that. :-)  I'm hopeful you'll find someone closer to you.  And I'm so sorry about your hubby.

 

 

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1 hour ago, New normal said:

Thank you, Linda.

 Need to find a neuro in Tuscan.  DH had a stroke toward end of our "bucket list" trip.  We flew home and our VA rep encouraged us to see the VA /ER in Tuscan and get referred to a VA neuro. It is our regional VA hospital.  Our Phoenix neuro is out of the country til end of Nov.and has no back up.

Tuscan is a bit further than Phoenix, but a better drive.  If we have to drive 3.5 hours...I'd like to combine my appts with DH in Tuscan.  So far not much luck.

Linda, doesn't a doctor have to do a residency?  Researching docs, one did not show residency. ??

NN

I'm not sure on that...  Here is a more complete synopsis of his education and publications, etc. 

https://www.doximity.com/pub/zoltan-mari-md?show_more=true#publications

He was head of the Movement Disorders Center at Hopkins.  I didn't know him well.  I knew his sweet wife better.  He's from Hungary, and she is from one of the countries in Africa (I can't remember which).  They have a little baby named Obie.  Isn't that precious?!!  And they are both tall, tall tall....!

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Thanks for the info.LV is too far.  The whole idea is to both go to the same town.  If we worsen, there is a shuttle.

most neuros I looked for were not very appealing.  Hmmm....we'll see how it works out.  Hop you are well, Linda.  Never know what the morrow will bring...just one day at a time...one foot in front of the other...

NN

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Stump

DH has VA neuro appt on Nov 13...while not realistic, I was going to try to match days.  I am sure he will have others, so it makes sense to try to do same town. I called one of the Tuscan clinics...asked receptionist which neuro focused on PD....and atypical PD...she responded none of them treated atypical PD.  Hmmm, made me rethink that. Are ALL PWP typical?   They then recommended a woman who left the clinic and was practicing alone...her bio never mentioned a residency...she got her MD from Arizona State College...hmmmm....the other option  was a college clinic ...and I dislike a teaching environment at this point...so will keep looking.

Stump, we fished Flathead lake Montana...most beautiful of all time...only one small trout..but we were out at dawn...went out again at dusk...can't beat that...a magical memory. You may want to check it out...we loved it just as much as we did the first time. DH scheduled for one on one elk hunt in Idaho Oct 13..... still wants to do it....and it is a nice diversion right now and motivation to be active.

Thanks for your efforts.

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I know a guy that kayak fishes Flathead Lake frequently.  I'm sure I'll get out there someday to fish with him.

 

Best of luck to your DH on the elk hunt!  Good thing it's a guided hunt as if he shoots one the guide will take care of everything for him.  Having been there several times (and never with a guide to help) even a "small" elk is a BIG job.  I sure hope he gets one, and that you and him can re-live that experience every time you enjoy a steak or roast from that animal.  My older daughter drew a youth hunter antlerless elk tag.  I need to get her to the range again so she's practiced up enough.  I've been hunting that area the last 4 years.  I think we have a good chance of putting her on elk opening day (good thing as she'll be overwhelmed with school work if it takes more than a couple days to fill her tag).

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NN, I'm sure you've done an on-line search, so these suggestions may or may not help you...

https://www.partnersinparkinsons.org/find-movement-disorder-specialist#

university-affiliated neurology centers with movement disorders specialists near Tuscon or Phoenix Arizona  (Just type that in your browser for a listing of sites)

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