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    Old 09-12-2007, 11:40 AM   #1
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    Who follows the Mayo Clinic model for patient care?

    I spent one week (2004) at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. It was amazing how much could be done in that one week because their primary buildings are connected. I forget how many 1,000s of physicians and labs, etc are part of those buildings, but during a single day one can see multiple specialists and complete a series of tests.
    The week was planned by a physician who served as my facilitator. That schedule underwent several changes as results came in from various tests and sessions with specialists. Due to the vast resources available in such a relative small space, it was the complete opposite of normal medical care where I live.
    Are there other medical centers or clinics that function this way? Cleveland (OH) Clinic appears to try and coordinate a patient's care, but I do not know how easily one gets from one speciality area to another. In other words, do they have multiple sites that require a shuttle or are they connected like Mayo in Rochester? BTW, at Rochester you can use the shuttle or the underground walkway to get around if the route is better than simply walking on the ground level. They also provide wheelchair service with someone to take you from one appt to the next.
    I am actually more interested in knowing if anything comparable to the Rochester Mayo Clinic exists in Atlanta, GA or Houston, TX. I will need to be on site for a month and have friends in these locations that will take me in their homes. In Cleveland, I would be on my own. Mayo is out of the picture because my current insurance has no contract with Mayo in MN.
    Thanks for your help.

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    glad you enjoyed your visit to our lovely state of MN.my advice to you would be to actually contact someone at mayo and ask them,i do think they would be able to be the most helpful at this point.i am sure if someone out in the US has some sort of a connection to them,they would be able to tell you.just a thought.did you have some sort of advocate or contact person there while you were here?this would be the person to try and get ahold of.i do feel pretty lucky to live here with the mayo down so. of us and the U of MN about a half hour drive away.believe me.we have needed their services over the past seven years for my son and myself.if you do not have a contact person to go to there,try looking at all of your info you recieved about the clinic,there has to be some general number for info that you could call.good luck. i hope you find a good place for medical care.let me know how the search goes. **
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    Re: Who follows the Mayo Clinic model for patient care?

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    glad you enjoyed your visit to our lovely state of MN.my advice to you would be to actually contact someone at mayo and ask them,i do think they would be able to be the most helpful at this point.i am sure if someone out in the US has some sort of a connection to them,they would be able to tell you.just a thought.did you have some sort of advocate or contact person there while you were here?this would be the person to try and get ahold of.i do feel pretty lucky to live here with the mayo down so. of us and the U of MN about a half hour drive away.believe me.we have needed their services over the past seven years for my son and myself.if you do not have a contact person to go to there,try looking at all of your info you recieved about the clinic,there has to be some general number for info that you could call.good luck. i hope you find a good place for medical care.let me know how the search goes. **
    Thanks. I did call the clinic but spoke only to someone in registration. I wanted to know that since my insurance said Mayo was out of network if some of the physicians and centers - like the pain center - could actually be in network. She told me it was all or nothing. If my insurance said no Mayo Clinic then that means no person or any part of anything connected to Mayo.
    Yes I had a facilitator who put my initial schedule together, monitored my progress and met with me at the end with a summary. He may have later sent more information by regular mail.
    But since my question is who else has the kind of model that Mayo has, I would be uncomfortable to ask someone there that kind of question. So I was hoping someone in this community could give me a solid lead.

     
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    sorry i couldn't help there,hopefully someone will be able to help you out with a good referral.take care and good luck with this i hope it works out for you. **
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