Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mito Doctors are on the move

In the past few months there have been several doctors that have moved from their former positions. Sometimes ALL the way across the country!

Dr Bruce Cohen, formerly at Cleveland Clinic, has moved to Akron Children's Hospital. Akron is just down the road from Cleveland about 40 minutes.
Children's Hospital adds big hitters Bruce Cohen comes from Cleveland Clinic, Rich Hertle from Pittsburgh to direct top-level pediatric departments 
One note there while Dr Cohen is the mitochondrial specialist, Dr Hertle is the doctor to see if you child suffers from nystagmus.

Finally a new mitochondrial medicine center is being launched in Philadelphia!

Top Expert on Mitochondrial Disorders Launches New Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Under the leadership of Dr. Douglas C. Wallace. He used to be in California as the founder and director of the Center for Molecular and Mitochondrial Medicine and Genetics at the University of California-Irvine

Remember if you saw one of these doctors and would like to continue your care with them, YOU are in charge of moving all your medical records to follow them. Call ahead to their new hospital and confirm things like, are you seeing adults, when will the doctor begin seeing patients, and do you take my insurance! 

If your mitochondrial specialist is changing hospital or retiring please leave a comment and let us know! This knowledge can help us make decisions from who we see to where we move. 

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