Mayo Clinic pulmonology Jacksonville FL
I have an appointment with Dr. Baig at Jacksonville. Have any of you had any experience with him? I have MAC, bronchiectasis and asthma. What should I expect, do you think that he will have other ideas other than the 3 or (4) drug program the most pulmonogists put you on?
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Hello. I was just at Mayo in JAX yesterday. I had asked about the diff pulmonolgists there and was told that Dr Baig was one of the best. When is your appt with him?
Hi pal131. Do you want to share your name? If you click on my photo icon, then my treatment plan story pops up. My last dr (he has retired) had put me on that plan and it was not 'the big 3' and it was successful. I have been mac free since 2013. My current dr doesn't agree with the choice I made. I am not sure why. I should have asked her why, and I will the next time we speak. When you see your dr, ask if he thinks other options are possible. Try telling him how Dr Leventhal treated me with alternating cipro & doxycycline. It will depend on what your suseptibility lab results reveal as to whether or not it could work for you. Are you nebulizing saline on a daily basis?
I just returned from a 6 month follow up at Mayo in Jacksonville. Good news for me, my CT and PFT remain stable. I had no symptoms to report other than my usual coughing up sputum after bronchial hygiene once daily. My previous sputum culture was negative, current sputum culture is still pending, but Dr said even if positive he would not change the treatment plan which is twice daily nebbing 7% saline, and once daily Aerobica, postural drainage, manual chest percussion, huffing and coughing up sputum. And return in 1 year for next follow up. Very happy. Thanks to everyone in this group that has suggested using 7% saline. Mayo did not initially offer it as a treatment but approved the continued use for me. Bill
Great to hear Bill. Your dedication has paid off! I go back to Mayo Jax in January for a CT & follow-up with Dr. Johnson. I also learned about the 7% saline from this forum & believe it helped with my hemoptysis. Take care. Linda
Hello. I am going to Dr. Johnson in Feb. for the first time for bronchiectasis. I have heard lots of positive about her, is that your opinion as well? Any input would be great…thanks!
Certainly glad to hear your positivity about Dr. Baig. I know that he is fairly young, but that is a positive thing sometimes because you have the newest and lastest information and treatments, which is very important to me.
January 25th is my appointment.
Dr. Johnson is my doctor at Mayo, and she is great. You're in very capable hands. I have cystic fibrosis with bronchiectasis, and she has helped me.
Thank you so much for your reply! I hope you are doing well and have a healthy and happy holiday!
Yes, I would certainly recommend Dr. Johnson. I first saw her almost 4 yrs ago for a second opinion/consult. She listens & communicates well. At my request or her initiative, I was referred to special Mayo specialists, all of whom I would also recommend. I hope your visit goes well. Take care
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer! That is good news and makes me more confident as well! Stay well and happy holidays!