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    [University of Florida College of Medicine]

    Author: Matthew Jesaitis (---.disney.com)

    Date: 06-08-02 01:06

    Lisa, or anyone else who may know or have experience with them.

    I was wondering if you could tell me if the Cardiovascular Medicine department at the University of Florida in Gainesville (at Shands Hospital) is any good. They offer services on Cardiomyopathy, Defibrillation, Arryhthmias, Ablations, Chronic Heart Failure, Heart Transplants, etc. I even found some write-ups by some of the staff.

    I'm curious because although I'm going to see Dr. Maron at the end of next month, I still feel the need for someone or some place I can trust that's within driving distance and they're only about two hours away.

    Also, I finally just received the dictation of the Cardiolite Stress test I took about 3 weeks ago and the last line says "Clinical corrolelation recommended." What exactly does this mean? Of course my follow-up appointment for that test is still 2 months away.

    Thanks for any input. Matt


    [Re: University of Florida College of Medicine]

    Author: Board Moderator--Sarah Beckley (---.dsl.mindspring.com)

    Date: 06-08-02 01:44

    Dear Matt

    A lot of us see an "uber-specialist" and also a local person too. When you see Dr. Maron you can ask him if he knows any of the UF people to recommend you to. If he doesn't, then I would ask Lisa if any of them are on her HCM list. And I'm sure that the Florida contigent will weigh in here as well.

    Clinical correlation means that there were aspects of the test results that need to be confirmed by your physical exam with a doctor.

    Good luck with everything,



    [Re: University of Florida College of Medicine]

    Author: Sherry (---.ras11.floca.tii-dial.net)

    Date: 06-08-02 13:25

    Dear Matt,

    I'm very familiar with the Cardiovascular Dept at Shands at UF. My husband is a patient there. He sees a doctor by the name of Karen Smith. My hubby was diagnosed by a local cardiologist and referred to Dr.Smith. Tommy (hubby) Has gone through (2) Alcohol Ablasions , Triple CABG, Reconstruction of his Aorta, and a Myectomy. Dr. Beaver did the surgery. I also understand that a Dr. Lewis is in the electrophysciology dept. and she worked with Dr. Barry Maron in Minnesota for sometime. We plan on trying to see Dr. maron. Until then we will continue to see Dr. Smith and try to see Dr. Lewis. The staff up there makes you feel as part of the family they are all great. You can e-mail directly for more info. (phone numbers, names etc) at: Tommysgirl_14 @ hotmail.com



    [Re: University of Florida College of Medicine]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (208.47.172.---)

    Date: 06-10-02 15:38

    HI -

    Dr Lewis is no longer there from what I have been told, she was in echocardiolography and has now moved north to a new center. There is a Dr. Jamie Conti who is good. I would not call them an HCM specialty center but some of the docs seem to have an understanding of HCM. I spent some time with Dr, Conti at the NASPE meeting and feel she is very willing to look at the entire picture of HCM, which to me is very important.

    Hope it helps.

    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.