This is the first in a series of separate posts on fibroid doctors. Finding a good local medical professional is key to getting the best fibroid care you can. I’m the first to admit that locating a doctor can be difficult. Hopefully, this will assist in that process.
American Medical Association Doctor Finder
You have to do the disclaimer to get to the search page. Just put in “Obstetrics & Gynecology” and your zip code to do the search. Click on a few names that come up. Not all physicians have the same amount of info in their listing.
Society of Interventional Radiology
Doctor Finder to locate Interventional Radiologists who perform the Uterine Fibroid Embolization/Uterine Artery Embolization procedure.
ExAblate 2000 Fibroid Treatment Locations
Check the site to see if ExAblate is available in your area. You can also call toll-free in the US: 1 866 EXABLATE (1 866 392 2528).
[Edited to add some great "doctor finding" tips by Same Boat!. Thanks!]
1. starting off with a lot of online research (crude Google searches in the beginning) about area specialists and hospitals.
2. asking *anyone* I knew who’d had any gyno-related procedures in the area to talk about their experience of the hospital/for their dr.’s name if applicable.
3. making a list of major area hospitals & going to their websites to read what they have to say about this area of gyno care. e.g., in nyc, many of the big hospitals have a special fibroid-info pages/dept.s & this is one way to start reading up on people who specialize in the field.
4. asking anyone i knew who had gone to med school at an area hospital (& hence would have to have rotated through obgyn at some point) about dr. reputations…&/or asking anyone i knew who worked in an area hospital (whether nurse, anesthesiologist, dr, whatever) if they could do some inside poking around for me about the unit’s & various dr.’s reputations.
I will add a few comments after I post this. I really want to make sure the information is presented clearly. This is not just limited to the US. Because the site gets hits from all over the world (anywhere from 25-40%), I would also appreciate useful links from global visitors. Please add a comment if you are looking for a doctor or if you wish to give a “shout out” to the great one(s) you found.
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