Well, it looks like I WILL be sent out of Bethesda Naval Hospital (now Walter Reed National Military Medical Center) to a local/regional med center with more experience in managing our unique tumor. It does not appear that it's possible to be seen at distant sites...ie. House. This information was passed to me yesterday...unfortunately, this process of military referral will begin next week. Obviously, I want to be in the best hands. As a military pathologist I really do not know the civilian neurosurgical/skull base community very well.
Currently, my viable options are Hopkins, Georgetown, Washington...all local and participate in TRICARE. My symptoms have have really intensified and I desperately need to get the ball rolling for surgery. Does anyone have ANY information on these medical centers or comments on Drs. Alessandro Olivi (Hopkins) and/or Walter Jean (Georgetown)?
Any input on these Drs./medical centers would be appreciated? Thanks!