How to choose a Mayo doctor? (Rochester, MN)
My husband just received his biopsy results. He has prostate cancer. Gleason scores 3+3 and 3+4, Perineural Invasion in one sample. We have been thoroughly unimpressed with his current urology clinic. They seem to have the attitude of 'just trust us'. We have to scrape for any detail, there are no online records, few details ever provided. Needless to say, we are switching to Mayo, Rochester, MN. I have seen a few doctors names that seem to be highly regarded... Dr. Lomas, Dr. Frank, Dr. Tollefson. The doctors that were more available for his PET scan review were none of these doctors.
So, my question is this... how did you go about researching doctors? Is it best to take whichever doctor is available initially and then switch if needed, just to keep things moving and avoid delay? I know that all of Mayo's doctors are going to be highly regarded. We want the right doctor, but also realize that timing is important, especially since his does have PNI in one biopsy. This is all so overwhelming. Any guidance that could be provided would be greatly appreciated.