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Hello everyone! Are there some group members who are seeing a good specialist in Kentucky? Asking for a friend.
Hi from Lexington KY. The infectious disease group at Baptist Health, Lexington are excellent. Dr Meek
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@1065408 Thank you for this reply.
I am in Kentucky near Clarksville, TN but I go for my care in Nashville, TN. Let me know if you need the information for that area and I will be glad to share.
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Hello, I also live in Clarksville, and am being treated for MAC. Who in Nashville do you recommend? Thanks
Dr Richard La Rue at Vanderbilt is wonderful. I lived in Cunningham for a year and had seen DrSemi Vincent in Clarksville. He left, and I was redirected by a superb pulmonologist, Dr Mark Peters ( St Thomas in Nashville) to Dr. LaRue at Vanderbilt for MAC. Good luck. (Irene5)
Hello Irene, I just saw Dr Peters this morning. He is treating me for MAC which has caused me to cough for over 3 years. I agree he is a superb pulmonologist. I have been taking Azithromycin, Ethambutol and Rifampin since Sept 1. I had a follow up CT scan this morning and results showed some improvement so I don't need another Bronchoscopy for now, but recheck CT scan in 6 months. On track for a total of 15 months on the big 3. Do you mind me asking why he referred you to Dr LaRue? Thanks, Bill
Hi @poodledoc…after Irene5’s recommendation, I asked for a referral to Dr. Richard LaRue, infectious disease doc at Vanderbilt. I wanted a second opinion and if you read through the post on this forum, lots of people see an ID doc along with the pulmonary doc. Every thing Irene5 says about Dr. LaRue is right!! I had been kind of out there on my own just dealing with a pulmonary doc and when I went to see him, he explained everything completely and took all the time needed with me. Sounds like you have found a great pulmonary doc so if you want to add an ID doc to the mix, I concur with Irene5 that Dr. LaRue is a great one!! Good luck as you navigate this crazy disease but having the right docs in place surely makes the journey easier!!
Hello yaggi, I did not realize Dr LaRue was an ID doc. I will certainly keep him in mind if my MAI takes a turn for the worse. So far I am doing well on the big 3. Thank you very much.
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