Friday, April 10, 2009

AARP: The Right Hospital for You

When Kate Probst learned she needed surgery to remove a brain tumor, she launched a nationwide search for the best medical care. Probst, an environmental-policy analyst who lives in McLean, Virginia, consulted doctors in nearby Washington, D.C. She telephoned specialists at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina and sent her records to experts at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Ultimately, Probst chose the second of two neurosurgeons she interviewed at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Her operation to remove the benign tumor was a success.
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