I am one of Dr Snuffy Meyer's former patients (as many of you know, he's now retired) and am now a new patient of Dr Mark Scholz in the Los Angeles area. I like Dr Scholz a lot and he has ordered a pretty aggressive regimen of Xtandi, Lupron, Taxotere and later radiation. This is based upon the results of a C11 Acetate scan which he ordered at Phoenix Molecular Imaging (Dr Fabio Almeida). That scan located 3 cancerous abdominal lymph nodes.
My issue is that I live in St Louis, MO, and today I had my appointment with an oncologist at Siteman Cancer Center (part of Barnes Jewish Christian hospital) here in town. He has received all my records. In a nutshell, it went very badly, as he said he is totally against Dr Scholz's recommendation and would not do the chemo.
This is the first time in 8 years I've actually needed "hands on" treatment locally. I know there is a lot of "doctor's professional pride" at work here, and not sure how to best find someone to administer my Taxotere chemo.
I'm thinking that others of you have already dealt with a similar issue. Any thoughts or experiences?