Topic: Looking for specialist in Los Angeles
My dad is currently being treated at UCLA (1st line treatment). CT scan revealed Gem/Cis after 8 weeks partially responded (main tumor unchanged, lymph node is larger). It's still early for dad, he doesn't really feel sick yet.
The oncologist seeing him unfortunately appears to be interested in the sound of his voice than feedback or god forbid, questions that might challenge his "infallible" wisdom and doesn't care to listen to anything I (as dad's advocate) have to say (how dare I speak, I'm not an oncologist). He's even been resistant to genetic profiling from Foundation, claiming it's only useful for research when many other oncologist would disagree....So I suggested my dad get a 2nd and 3rd opinion before 2nd line treatment.
We already plan to go to the MD Anderson arm of oncology in Arizona to see a specialist, but since we do live in Los Angeles, does anyone know any "think outside the box" cholangio specialist in the area ?