Recently after being diagnosed with a potentially serious medical issue, my primary care physician gave me three options. One being seeing a nephrologists locally; seeing a nephrologists in Huntsville or seeing a nephrologists in the Birmingham area. After much consideration, I elected none of the above and asked to be referred to a nephrologists at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. During my research of hospitals specializing in diseases and illnesses of the kidney’s I learned that in one of the medical surveys that the nephrology program at Vanderbilt was ranked at the 5th best in the nation.
My appointment was yesterday. I was very pleased with the quality of care that I received. During my initial appointment, I spent about an hour with the doctor, who was very attentive of my symptoms, previous treatment and medications and developing a care plan for me to follow. The result of my medical labs were available on line for me and whoever I designate to review by the time I returned home. The was follow up by an email from the nurse and a call from the doctor herself this morning. If my personal experiences are any indication of things to come, I am convinced that I made the right decision.