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Jackie

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House clinic in L. A.
« on: January 08, 2013, 02:54:54 pm »
I recently referred my cousin to The House clinic for a consultation/ or review of her MRI and according to their website they now charge $250.00.

Can anyone verify that? Is it a recent change???
Thanks, look forward to any input.

Jackie
9mm x 11mm Right Side AN mild Tinnitis, and 60% hearing loss
Diagnosed 02/04/2007
Nov.13th, diagnosed with 5mm Meningioma
9/24/08 diagnosed with Aneurysm
Wait and watch per ENT's advice and researching my options!!! What's next???

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Re: House clinic in L. A.
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 03:00:42 pm »
Jackie ~

According to the HEI website, this doesn't seem right.  http://www.houseearclinic.com/consultation/acousticneuroma

Perhaps the consult is only free if the patient has already been diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma and the House consult is a second opinion.  I would call them (toll free) and find out.

Jim
4.5 cm AN diagnosed 5/06.  Retrosigmoid surgery 6/06.  Follow-up FSR completed 10/06.  Tumor shrinkage & necrosis noted on last MRI.  Life is good. 

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Re: House clinic in L. A.
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 03:49:30 pm »
The $250 charge is for "patients with medical conditions other than acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma), House Clinic offers records review consultations. You may send your records by mail to:"  See:  http://www.houseearclinic.com/info/recordsreview

Anyone with an MRI of a suspected AN can still have a free consultation, per Jim's link.

Clarice
Right MVD for trigeminal neuralgia, 1994, Pittsburgh, PA
Left retrosigmoid 2.6 cm AN removal, February, 2008, Duke U
Tumor regrew to 1.3 cm in February, 2011
Translab AN removal, May, 2011 at HEI, Friedman & Schwartz
Oticon Ponto Pro abutment implant at same time; processor added August, 2011

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Re: House clinic in L. A.
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 04:54:28 pm »
Thanks for your input. Does this mean that if you are diagnosed with a Meningioma, that House clinic will charge for a review?? Do they only do free consults for AN's??

Jackie
9mm x 11mm Right Side AN mild Tinnitis, and 60% hearing loss
Diagnosed 02/04/2007
Nov.13th, diagnosed with 5mm Meningioma
9/24/08 diagnosed with Aneurysm
Wait and watch per ENT's advice and researching my options!!! What's next???

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Re: House clinic in L. A.
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013, 09:11:04 pm »
Call House and ask that question.  It is a clinic that specializes in disorders with the ear and/or hearing so it may be the dividing line between charging or not.

I am certainly not an authority, but from my limited experience, I have the feeling House will work with patients having tumors or neuromas on cranial nerves that could impact a patient's hearing ..... e.g. acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas), facial neuromas, etc.  At least the ones that run through the internal auditory canal.

Clarice
Right MVD for trigeminal neuralgia, 1994, Pittsburgh, PA
Left retrosigmoid 2.6 cm AN removal, February, 2008, Duke U
Tumor regrew to 1.3 cm in February, 2011
Translab AN removal, May, 2011 at HEI, Friedman & Schwartz
Oticon Ponto Pro abutment implant at same time; processor added August, 2011