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Posted by Francesca on October 22, 2000 at 09:57:21:

In Reply to: Please make a suggestion to help my step mother! posted by Mary Ellen Barker on October 22, 2000 at 00:50:44:

Hi Mary Ellen, sorry to hear about your mom. It sounds like she is in a great deal of pain.

Since time seems to be your greatest concern to get your mom the best possible care outside of your area while you're able to, about two years ago while in a docs. office there was a write up in "Newsweek" about the best orthopedic hospitals/centers in the country. John Hopkins University came out in the top 3 if not number 1 out of a total of 50. Can't recall for sure.

They have a terrific ortho. Dept. I even spoke to the head doc. there after I saw the article. But for me it was the travelling that prevented me from being treated there. I would have had to literally move down there for at least 6 months. And that would have been impossible for me to do. I live in NJ. I needed a place closer to where I lived. They are located in Maryland, I believe the Baltimore area? You can do a search on the Internet under their name. I'm sure they have a web site, if not call your directory phone assistance and ask them for the main number. They'll transfer you to the ortho. dept.

I will pray that your mom is better and will be out of pain soon.


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