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Author Topic: Looking for a good doctor in Oklahoma City  (Read 1504 times)

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Offline cjmchgo

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Looking for a good doctor in Oklahoma City
« on: December 21, 2013, 04:38:22 PM »
Hey! Does anyone know of a good HIV doc in OKC? We are moving to OKC the end of January from Milwaukee and I'm dreading leaving the excellent doctor and healthcare that I currently have.
Thanks!
April/May, 1992: Infected at age 21
Aug 31, 1992: Tested positive
Sep 8, 1992 T-cells 977, 43%
1993-1998: T-cells 675-800
1999-2001: T-cells 500-600
2000-2004: T-cells 425-525 23% VL 500-2000
2005-2008: T-cells 275-375, 20%, VL 950-2500
December 2008: Started Atripla
Dec 2009: T-cells 637, 33%, VL UD
Dec 2010: T-cells 544, 35%, VL UD
Dec 2011: T-cells 596, 41%, VL UD
January 2, 2012 stopped Atripla (CNS issues)
January 4, 2012 started Isentress/Truvada
March 25, 2014 Still on I/T t-cells 673, VL undetectable

Offline Dan0

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Re: Looking for a good doctor in Oklahoma City
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 04:44:46 PM »
http://www.vitals.com/specialists/infectious-disease-doctors/oklahoma/oklahoma-city

There appears to be a lot. I'm not certain where the rankings come from......and the one named 'LINDA' does not look like a Linda, but there are some interesting certifications and rankings.

One has 50 years of experience.
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Offline cjmchgo

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Re: Looking for a good doctor in Oklahoma City
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 05:40:20 PM »
Thanks for the link and quick reply! Do you live in OKC?
April/May, 1992: Infected at age 21
Aug 31, 1992: Tested positive
Sep 8, 1992 T-cells 977, 43%
1993-1998: T-cells 675-800
1999-2001: T-cells 500-600
2000-2004: T-cells 425-525 23% VL 500-2000
2005-2008: T-cells 275-375, 20%, VL 950-2500
December 2008: Started Atripla
Dec 2009: T-cells 637, 33%, VL UD
Dec 2010: T-cells 544, 35%, VL UD
Dec 2011: T-cells 596, 41%, VL UD
January 2, 2012 stopped Atripla (CNS issues)
January 4, 2012 started Isentress/Truvada
March 25, 2014 Still on I/T t-cells 673, VL undetectable

Offline Dan0

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Re: Looking for a good doctor in Oklahoma City
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 05:41:24 PM »
No.....I live where you do (currently)!
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10/2013 Stribild Still UD

Offline cjmchgo

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Re: Looking for a good doctor in Oklahoma City
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 05:44:29 PM »
Ok, :) I've been in Milwaukee for a little over 5 years and have no complaints about HIV care. Now I'm moving for a great job opportunity to OKC and a little nervous. Oklahoma in general makes me a little nervous. Thanks for the advice, I'll ask my doc.
April/May, 1992: Infected at age 21
Aug 31, 1992: Tested positive
Sep 8, 1992 T-cells 977, 43%
1993-1998: T-cells 675-800
1999-2001: T-cells 500-600
2000-2004: T-cells 425-525 23% VL 500-2000
2005-2008: T-cells 275-375, 20%, VL 950-2500
December 2008: Started Atripla
Dec 2009: T-cells 637, 33%, VL UD
Dec 2010: T-cells 544, 35%, VL UD
Dec 2011: T-cells 596, 41%, VL UD
January 2, 2012 stopped Atripla (CNS issues)
January 4, 2012 started Isentress/Truvada
March 25, 2014 Still on I/T t-cells 673, VL undetectable

Offline Dan0

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Re: Looking for a good doctor in Oklahoma City
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2013, 05:48:51 PM »
We do have some really good doctors up here! Good luck!
You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches.

"Honey, you should never ask advice from a drunk drag queen who has a show to do." - JG

06/2002 DX
10/2006 Atripla UD
10/2013 Stribild Still UD

Offline darryaz

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Re: Looking for a good doctor in Oklahoma City
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2013, 08:07:08 PM »
Clifford Wlodaver in Midwest City (metro OKC) is WONDERFUL!!!!

For a couple of years I drove 160 miles to see him before I found a local doctor I liked.

Karen Kinney is good as well, although she's affiliated with the OU medical school so you'll end up being seen by less-experienced residents most of the time.

« Last Edit: December 21, 2013, 08:13:53 PM by darryaz »

Offline cjmchgo

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Re: Looking for a good doctor in Oklahoma City
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2013, 09:22:37 PM »
Thanks Darryaz! That is very helpful. I'm going to look him up when I move
April/May, 1992: Infected at age 21
Aug 31, 1992: Tested positive
Sep 8, 1992 T-cells 977, 43%
1993-1998: T-cells 675-800
1999-2001: T-cells 500-600
2000-2004: T-cells 425-525 23% VL 500-2000
2005-2008: T-cells 275-375, 20%, VL 950-2500
December 2008: Started Atripla
Dec 2009: T-cells 637, 33%, VL UD
Dec 2010: T-cells 544, 35%, VL UD
Dec 2011: T-cells 596, 41%, VL UD
January 2, 2012 stopped Atripla (CNS issues)
January 4, 2012 started Isentress/Truvada
March 25, 2014 Still on I/T t-cells 673, VL undetectable

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Re: Looking for a good doctor in Oklahoma City
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2013, 11:16:41 AM »

Karen Kinney is good as well, although she's affiliated with the OU medical school so you'll end up being seen by less-experienced residents most of the time.


Provided you always have access to an experienced doctor you trust for when you have questions or something out of the ordinary is going on (like a med-change), being seen by "less-experienced residents" is a good thing. You can't have experienced doctors without them going though the learning process.

I've attended an hiv clinic in a teaching hospital since I was diagnosed, and I've managed to teach a few of the newbies a thing or two over the years. I make sure I see my consultant at least once a year and for the most part, the rest of the time I'm very happy to see a youngin'. (Disclaimer: for at least the first year of my diagnosis, I always saw my consultant, although sometimes with a learner in the room.)

BTW, you know you're getting old when the residents (registrars in the UK) look like they're barely old enough to have graduated high school. ;D
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Offline darryaz

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Re: Looking for a good doctor in Oklahoma City
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2013, 03:44:25 PM »
Provided you always have access to an experienced doctor you trust for when you have questions or something out of the ordinary is going on (like a med-change), being seen by "less-experienced residents" is a good thing. You can't have experienced doctors without them going though the learning process.

I've attended an hiv clinic in a teaching hospital since I was diagnosed, and I've managed to teach a few of the newbies a thing or two over the years. I make sure I see my consultant at least once a year and for the most part, the rest of the time I'm very happy to see a youngin'. (Disclaimer: for at least the first year of my diagnosis, I always saw my consultant, although sometimes with a learner in the room.)

BTW, you know you're getting old when the residents (registrars in the UK) look like they're barely old enough to have graduated high school. ;D

More broadly experienced doctors are nice to have when something out of the ordinary comes up.  Since I have an illness (coccidioidomycosis) that's almost never seen outside of a small geographical area, it's nice to have additional experience.

But for usual everyday things, I agree that residents are usually fine.  The resident who sees me now isn't so good, but I've decided to stick with him and give him a chance to improve.  Plus I've gotten spoiled because the last two I had were exceptionally great.

EDIT:  Also, young residents usually haven't developed that "doctors are God" complex yet.

Offline 3814OKC

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Re: Looking for a good doctor in Oklahoma City
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2014, 03:33:35 PM »
I see Dr. Ailene Brown at Integris Baptist here in OKC.

Offline Theyer

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Re: Looking for a good doctor in Oklahoma City
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2014, 08:14:33 AM »
Provided you always have access to an experienced doctor you trust for when you have questions or something out of the ordinary is going on (like a med-change), being seen by "less-experienced residents" is a good thing. You can't have experienced doctors without them going though the learning process.

I've attended an hiv clinic in a teaching hospital since I was diagnosed, and I've managed to teach a few of the newbies a thing or two over the years. I make sure I see my consultant at least once a year and for the most part, the rest of the time I'm very happy to see a youngin'. (Disclaimer: for at least the first year of my diagnosis, I always saw my consultant, although sometimes with a learner in the room.)

BTW, you know you're getting old when the residents (registrars in the UK) look like they're barely old enough to have graduated high school. ;D


Also be careful [ and gentle & patient ] in August or when ever your hospital , if its a teaching one, has its batch off new residents starting.
I welcome and benefit from my clinic being in a teaching Hospital for many reasons, ! } all the work carried out by each Dr is reviewed by there boss and at my Hos if the Case is a problem the medical team. 2 ] Having your clinic on the same site and sharing staff with both the in patient ward and the Chemo  HIV Day Ward helps with communication and when you need it makes going into the ward so much easier. 3] The consultants tend to stay for there career , I have had the same DOC The wonderbar D for 15 years + and that is worth its weight in gold. 4] i have known the fantastic ward nursing staff in some cases 15 + years again that sort off thing is invaluable .

added . In the pre combination therapy drugs for all days I also benefitted from drug trails as the teaching hospitals in UK London attract the Drug company research money . For 5 years my drugs where "named person " prescription meaning part , the last part off the drug trail , before the drugs are open to all.
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