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Kaufman/Rush

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    JC
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      Kaufman is leaving Chicago? Where is he going?   Does Rush have another melanoma specialist?

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        JoshF
        Participant

          He's gone. Believe he was going back to east coast. Bines is another surgical oncologist and Rhodes is great derm…not sure after that.

          JoshF
          Participant

            He's gone. Believe he was going back to east coast. Bines is another surgical oncologist and Rhodes is great derm…not sure after that.

            JoshF
            Participant

              He's gone. Believe he was going back to east coast. Bines is another surgical oncologist and Rhodes is great derm…not sure after that.

              JoshF
              Participant

                He's gone. Believe he was going back to east coast. Bines is another surgical oncologist and Rhodes is great derm…not sure after that.

                JoshF
                Participant

                  He's gone. Believe he was going back to east coast. Bines is another surgical oncologist and Rhodes is great derm…not sure after that.

                  JoshF
                  Participant

                    He's gone. Believe he was going back to east coast. Bines is another surgical oncologist and Rhodes is great derm…not sure after that.

                    Jahendry12
                    Participant

                      His last day was 12/31.  We spoke with him a week ago and asked for recommendations based on the letter he sent.  We will continue to stay in touch with him and consult with him as he is an excellent doctor and I don't know where we would be without him.  I had heard he is going to Rutgers, but need further confirmation.

                      We will be transferring over to either Dr. Joe Clark at Loyola or Dr. Jon Richards at Lutheran General.

                      Anyone out there have any experience with these doctors? 

                       

                       

                       

                        JC
                        Participant

                          that stinks, Chicago doesn't have that many specialists for this and he was a good one

                          JC
                          Participant

                            that stinks, Chicago doesn't have that many specialists for this and he was a good one

                            Jahendry12
                            Participant

                              I know – I was in disbelief for a few days until my husband spoke with him.  Thought I was losing my lifeline!Traveling to see him is definitely not out of the question.

                              Jahendry12
                              Participant

                                I know – I was in disbelief for a few days until my husband spoke with him.  Thought I was losing my lifeline!Traveling to see him is definitely not out of the question.

                                Jahendry12
                                Participant

                                  I know – I was in disbelief for a few days until my husband spoke with him.  Thought I was losing my lifeline!Traveling to see him is definitely not out of the question.

                                  Cooper
                                  Participant

                                    I heard they are good at Northwestern.  Richards is not recommended by friend there.

                                    Cooper
                                    Participant

                                      I heard they are good at Northwestern.  Richards is not recommended by friend there.

                                      Cooper
                                      Participant

                                        I heard they are good at Northwestern.  Richards is not recommended by friend there.

                                        JC
                                        Participant

                                          that stinks, Chicago doesn't have that many specialists for this and he was a good one

                                        Jahendry12
                                        Participant

                                          His last day was 12/31.  We spoke with him a week ago and asked for recommendations based on the letter he sent.  We will continue to stay in touch with him and consult with him as he is an excellent doctor and I don't know where we would be without him.  I had heard he is going to Rutgers, but need further confirmation.

                                          We will be transferring over to either Dr. Joe Clark at Loyola or Dr. Jon Richards at Lutheran General.

                                          Anyone out there have any experience with these doctors? 

                                           

                                           

                                           

                                          Jahendry12
                                          Participant

                                            His last day was 12/31.  We spoke with him a week ago and asked for recommendations based on the letter he sent.  We will continue to stay in touch with him and consult with him as he is an excellent doctor and I don't know where we would be without him.  I had heard he is going to Rutgers, but need further confirmation.

                                            We will be transferring over to either Dr. Joe Clark at Loyola or Dr. Jon Richards at Lutheran General.

                                            Anyone out there have any experience with these doctors? 

                                             

                                             

                                             

                                            JoshF
                                            Participant

                                              Richards is good…Northwestern (Kuzel) is good too but he doesn't specialize in melanoma. I like them all… Though never saw Gajewski at U of C. Wonder why someone wouldn't recommend Richards. Kaufman told me he was one of the best around…

                                              JoshF
                                              Participant

                                                Richards is good…Northwestern (Kuzel) is good too but he doesn't specialize in melanoma. I like them all… Though never saw Gajewski at U of C. Wonder why someone wouldn't recommend Richards. Kaufman told me he was one of the best around…

                                                JoshF
                                                Participant

                                                  Richards is good…Northwestern (Kuzel) is good too but he doesn't specialize in melanoma. I like them all… Though never saw Gajewski at U of C. Wonder why someone wouldn't recommend Richards. Kaufman told me he was one of the best around…

                                                    JC
                                                    Participant

                                                      is he "cutting edge" with the latest trials and new treatments?

                                                      JC
                                                      Participant

                                                        is he "cutting edge" with the latest trials and new treatments?

                                                        JC
                                                        Participant

                                                          is he "cutting edge" with the latest trials and new treatments?

                                                          Jahendry12
                                                          Participant

                                                            We are thinking we will start with Richards…..Dr. Kaufman said we could consult with him and it might make this process easier if we are dealing with someone he already knows & trusts.  They can discuss test results & next steps…..if it should come to that.  Hoping not, but gotta be prepared for anything.

                                                            Also would like to know the negatives re: Richards.

                                                            Thanks for your input.

                                                            Jahendry12
                                                            Participant

                                                              We are thinking we will start with Richards…..Dr. Kaufman said we could consult with him and it might make this process easier if we are dealing with someone he already knows & trusts.  They can discuss test results & next steps…..if it should come to that.  Hoping not, but gotta be prepared for anything.

                                                              Also would like to know the negatives re: Richards.

                                                              Thanks for your input.

                                                              Jahendry12
                                                              Participant

                                                                We are thinking we will start with Richards…..Dr. Kaufman said we could consult with him and it might make this process easier if we are dealing with someone he already knows & trusts.  They can discuss test results & next steps…..if it should come to that.  Hoping not, but gotta be prepared for anything.

                                                                Also would like to know the negatives re: Richards.

                                                                Thanks for your input.

                                                                JoshF
                                                                Participant

                                                                  I think big difference is university health care vs private practice. He is on top of latest research & trials and has connections with other melanoma specialists around country. My negative with him is with scans… He isn't as aggressive but you can talk to him about it…he listens.

                                                                  JoshF
                                                                  Participant

                                                                    I think big difference is university health care vs private practice. He is on top of latest research & trials and has connections with other melanoma specialists around country. My negative with him is with scans… He isn't as aggressive but you can talk to him about it…he listens.

                                                                    JoshF
                                                                    Participant

                                                                      I think big difference is university health care vs private practice. He is on top of latest research & trials and has connections with other melanoma specialists around country. My negative with him is with scans… He isn't as aggressive but you can talk to him about it…he listens.

                                                                      nancyg
                                                                      Participant

                                                                        Go with Jon Richards he is an amazing man and Dr. I cannot say enough about how knowledgeable he is on all things Melanoma… He will do everything he can to not only help you, but be a support as you are fighting this awful battle…. I do  not want to think where my husband would be without the expertise of Dr. Richards…

                                                                        Nancy Luisi

                                                                        nancyg
                                                                        Participant

                                                                          Go with Jon Richards he is an amazing man and Dr. I cannot say enough about how knowledgeable he is on all things Melanoma… He will do everything he can to not only help you, but be a support as you are fighting this awful battle…. I do  not want to think where my husband would be without the expertise of Dr. Richards…

                                                                          Nancy Luisi

                                                                          Jahendry12
                                                                          Participant

                                                                            Thanks for the link.  I did see this when I was doing research on Dr. Richards.  I just haven't had time to sit down and read it.  I will do so before making a decision.

                                                                             

                                                                            Jahendry12
                                                                            Participant

                                                                              Thanks for the link.  I did see this when I was doing research on Dr. Richards.  I just haven't had time to sit down and read it.  I will do so before making a decision.

                                                                               

                                                                              JC
                                                                              Participant

                                                                                just wondering have you decided? Chicago Melanoma Consortium might have some additional information, or Skin of Steel (Chicago based organization)

                                                                                JC
                                                                                Participant

                                                                                  just wondering have you decided? Chicago Melanoma Consortium might have some additional information, or Skin of Steel (Chicago based organization)

                                                                                  Jahendry12
                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                    I have not.  I have been doing more research and wrote to another member on this based on the fact that they also see Dr. Kaufman.  I have made an appt for our 3 month CT and results review with Dr. Bines out of Rush.  He did my husbands lymph node dissection back in 2011.  If the scan comes back clean, my husband will be Stage 4 NED for 1 year!  So far, the only place the melanoma has traveled is 1 nodule on the lung, which was removed in March 2013.  I hope we stay NED for a long time.

                                                                                    Thank you very much for the information above.  Definitely organizations I did not know about.

                                                                                    Jahendry12
                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                      I have not.  I have been doing more research and wrote to another member on this based on the fact that they also see Dr. Kaufman.  I have made an appt for our 3 month CT and results review with Dr. Bines out of Rush.  He did my husbands lymph node dissection back in 2011.  If the scan comes back clean, my husband will be Stage 4 NED for 1 year!  So far, the only place the melanoma has traveled is 1 nodule on the lung, which was removed in March 2013.  I hope we stay NED for a long time.

                                                                                      Thank you very much for the information above.  Definitely organizations I did not know about.

                                                                                      Jahendry12
                                                                                      Participant

                                                                                        I have not.  I have been doing more research and wrote to another member on this based on the fact that they also see Dr. Kaufman.  I have made an appt for our 3 month CT and results review with Dr. Bines out of Rush.  He did my husbands lymph node dissection back in 2011.  If the scan comes back clean, my husband will be Stage 4 NED for 1 year!  So far, the only place the melanoma has traveled is 1 nodule on the lung, which was removed in March 2013.  I hope we stay NED for a long time.

                                                                                        Thank you very much for the information above.  Definitely organizations I did not know about.

                                                                                        JC
                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                          just wondering have you decided? Chicago Melanoma Consortium might have some additional information, or Skin of Steel (Chicago based organization)

                                                                                          Jahendry12
                                                                                          Participant

                                                                                            Thanks for the link.  I did see this when I was doing research on Dr. Richards.  I just haven't had time to sit down and read it.  I will do so before making a decision.

                                                                                             

                                                                                            nancyg
                                                                                            Participant

                                                                                              Go with Jon Richards he is an amazing man and Dr. I cannot say enough about how knowledgeable he is on all things Melanoma… He will do everything he can to not only help you, but be a support as you are fighting this awful battle…. I do  not want to think where my husband would be without the expertise of Dr. Richards…

                                                                                              Nancy Luisi

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