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  • Canadian/American

    Hi!
    It seems that alot of you are from the states and that people and places you talk about are close to you. Is this true?
    Are Canadians able to access the same places you are?
    I think it's great that we can all come together and be one
    Great Big Heart!
    Cheers!
    Tammy

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    Tammy,
    THe US and Canadian systems are rather different... You can come to the states and see a doc here, you will have to pay for it in cash or by a US policy that will cover you. Likewise US res. can go to Canada...but you have to check on the financial side of matters to see if your ins. will cover it.
    Glad to see you like the site...
    Lisa
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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      Tammy, I'm also in Toronto (Whitby actually), do you have an HCM specialist treating you now, who is it?
      Are you looking for one?
      The Toronto General Hosp. has a very good HCM unit.
      Every great thing that has ever happened since the beginning of time has started as a single thought in someones mind.
      So if you are capable of thought then you are capable of great things
      Good luck and stay well.
      Glen

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      • #4
        Re: Canadian/American

        Hi Glen
        I'm going to go see Dr. Anna Woo. Have you heard of her...Do you have a good specialist?
        Tammy

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        • #5
          Re: Canadian/American

          Tammy, I have been seeing Dr. Wigle at Torontp General Hosp. for 30 years now and he is considered one of the top specialist for HCM.
          Toronto General has a very good HCM unit.
          I can give you his office #, but you cannot just call him and get an appointment, you will have to get a referral from your GP or cardiologiost you are currently seeing. Once they have contacted Dr. Wigle, his office will call you with an appointment date at which you will have a few tests and then a consultation with Dr. Wigle afterwards.
          If you want his office #, let me know and I'll send it to you via separate e-mail or you could call Lisa, I'm sure she has it.
          Tammy, I placed this reply on your post for Monocor.
          No I don't know your doctor, is she an HCM specialist??
          If not, talk to her about referring you to Dr. Wigle if you want to see a specialist, and as you will see in many posting here it is highly recommended because of HCMs diversities.
          What area of Toronto are you from, I'm actually in Whitby.
          Every great thing that has ever happened since the beginning of time has started as a single thought in someones mind.
          So if you are capable of thought then you are capable of great things
          Good luck and stay well.
          Glen

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            Re: Canadian/American

            Glen
            Thanks for the info. I'll ask my specialist to send a referral. I'm from downtown toronto.
            Tammy

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