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Author Topic: New DR in Atlanta, any recommendations  (Read 641 times)

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Offline scottieman

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New DR in Atlanta, any recommendations
« on: February 02, 2012, 07:48:37 AM »
I've become disheartened by my current HIV Dr and his staff, it seems that one hand never knows what the other is doing.  It took me three phone calls this week just to get a prescription refilled after driving to the pharmacy twice and it wasn't ready.

I've got insurance, and just want a Dr's office that is responsive and has a staff that knows what they are doing.  I shouldn't have to do the work for them.

Anyone have a good recommendation?
August 19, 2011 Negative Oral Swap
August 30-September 4, 2011 (Thought Strep throat really sero-conversion)
October 5th, HIV Diagnosis
October 22 labs, CD4 619, VL 21,000 21%
November 13th, Started Complera
January 9th, Labs CD4 631, VL-UD 28%
March 28th Labs CD4 610, VL-UD 31%
July 2nd CD4 792, 34% VL-75
August 7th, 2012 CD4 899, 35% VL-97
September 17th, 2012 CD4 989, 33% VL-27
November 8, 2012  CD4 850, VL-UD, 39%
December 6, 2012 CD4 849, VL-UD, 39%
April 2, 2013 CD4 904, VL-UD, 33%
July 17, 2013 CD4 988, VL UD, 38.2%

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: New DR in Atlanta, any recommendations
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2012, 08:26:17 AM »
I go to Absolute Care in Atlanta. So far no problems getting my scripts filled at the Walgreens within walking distance from my place.

Atlanta is replete with HIV docs. Depends on your insurance, of course. You might want to call AID ALANTA and ask if they still print out (or carry) a referral guide to HIV docs.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

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Offline scottieman

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Re: New DR in Atlanta, any recommendations
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2012, 03:21:51 PM »
Thanks I will look into them!
August 19, 2011 Negative Oral Swap
August 30-September 4, 2011 (Thought Strep throat really sero-conversion)
October 5th, HIV Diagnosis
October 22 labs, CD4 619, VL 21,000 21%
November 13th, Started Complera
January 9th, Labs CD4 631, VL-UD 28%
March 28th Labs CD4 610, VL-UD 31%
July 2nd CD4 792, 34% VL-75
August 7th, 2012 CD4 899, 35% VL-97
September 17th, 2012 CD4 989, 33% VL-27
November 8, 2012  CD4 850, VL-UD, 39%
December 6, 2012 CD4 849, VL-UD, 39%
April 2, 2013 CD4 904, VL-UD, 33%
July 17, 2013 CD4 988, VL UD, 38.2%

Offline Gary S

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Re: New DR in Atlanta, any recommendations
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 11:56:03 AM »
Try Dr. Amy Swartz at Pride Medical, My partner has used her for years and is very pleased with her thoroughness, follow up and compassion.

Offline MitchMiller

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Re: New DR in Atlanta, any recommendations
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012, 03:41:27 PM »
I used Dr. Brachman when I lived there.  He was near Piedmont Hospital on PeachTree.  He used PA's extensively, so you almost never saw the Dr. unless you requested to see him.  He has a long history so I believe he's probably familiar with most of the hard-to-treat issues.  I had seen the range of patients in the waiting room, from completely healthy looking to incredibly ill looking people in his office with horrendous lipo.

He is categorized as an HIV specialist, so you would probably need a referral from you primary physician for insurance purposes.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2012, 03:44:51 PM by MitchMiller »

 


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