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Diagnosed today......
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06/18/2010 01:27
cindy850 
06/18/2010 01:27
cindy850 
Re: Diagnosed today......

My doctors name is Scott Cozad and he is in Liberty Missouri. The group is called Therapeutic Radiologists, Inc. and address is 2529 Glenn Hendren, Suite G40 Liberty, MO 64068 Phone 816-415-2147. I would never go to anyone else. He is a very nice person and in fact the whole office is like that. If you are coming from different state or another country they have a building that is a 3 minute walk across the street where you have treatments. This place is called the Treehouse for people to stay there that is having treatments and its $25 a night. Its a very nice setup. The website is www.tridocs.com

06/18/2010 02:11
LubaM. 
06/18/2010 02:11
LubaM. 
Re: Diagnosed today......

Your comment caught my attention, You said, "I live in flip flops". Flip flops were the worst thing I could wear on my feet. As soon as I stopped wearing flip flops or any thing like them my feet immediately improved (this was about ten years ago). The nodules receded and I no longer am aware that I have any problems in my feet. It was a real relief. I have concluded (at least for me) that proper shoes are a huge factor in the progression of the disease.

I agree about the fact that flip flops are the worst. I "live" in sneakers with custom made orthodics. I believe it helps my Ledderhose and also my Plantar Fasciitis (which is in remission at this time). I have two nodules on bottom of left foot and DD in both hands.

Had RT on nodules of left foot, as well as RT on left hand where I have early stage Dupuytrens with multiple nodules, but no contracture.
Also had Needle Aponeurotomy (NA) twice on my right pinkie... Radiotherapy has helped stop the progression of the disease in both my left hand and left foot. The itching and burning has stopped, I can open my hand wider and all the nodules on left foot and left hand are much softer and much smaller.

11/20/2010 03:56
Larry 
11/20/2010 03:56
Larry 
Radiotherapy and Costs ! USA versus Germany 12.000 USD vs. 2.400 EUR

David26:
I just finished RT in Birmingham, AL at UAB. The radiation oncologist was Dr. Ruby Meredith http://www.uab.edu/radonc/ruby-profile.php
Mine was the first DD they've treated but Dr. Meredith did consult with Seegenschmiedt and Dr. T at Scripps. She also spent a lot of time researching the disease. I had 2.0Gy for 2 weeks.

They do a fine job at UAB, very professional. What you do is first run the bills through your health plan and they reduce them to covered and non-covered charges. You are only responsible for the covered charges even though in your case your health plan may not pay any of it. My carrier was BC/BS of Illinois with a $1,000 deductible. The total billed amount was approx $12,000 but the covered part that got paid about $4,000.

I haven't posted anything about my results yet because I am still evaluating things. I have very aggressive DD which started about 2 1/2 months ago and hit both hands and both feet at once. The RT was some help for sure but things are still going on. I will post an update sometime later when I can give a fair summary.



That's my clue: make vacation in Germany !

You are definitively cheaper and more interesting
(air fare 2 x 900 USD; Hotel 2 weeks 2 x 1000 USD;
Ledderhose 2 feet / 2 rounds of treatment from the PROFESSOR in Hamburg 2.400 USD)

Very reasonable ?? I think its a great deal ... :-) Larry

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