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ask: Hip replacement? Phoenix area???

By julianna
 
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My mom is 69 and scheduled for a hip replacement in a few weeks.
She is starting to get nervous. Maybe things will go wrong and she will be worse off than before.
She also has RA and is in pain all the time.
Her doctor is Dr.Fox---We are in the Phoenix area.
Does anybody have any experiece with this Dr.that they can share with us.
We would truly appreciate any feedback.
Julie

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julianna

Hi,
We appreciate your time.Thank you.
Julie

November 13, 2009 - 8:51pm
Pat Elliott HERWriter Guide

Hi Julie -
In addition to the services that Susan listed, there are consumer websites that provide information and ratings on physicians. These sites are fairly new, and the level of quality varies. Some are free, some charge a fee. To locate such a site you can simply enter the physician's name in a Google search and the sites with information on the physician should come up in your search.
I hope your mom does well. Thank you for writing in on her behalf.
Take good care,
Pat

November 13, 2009 - 6:40pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide

Hi Julie

Thanks for your question and welcome!

We are unable to provide a reference of any kind on one particular doctor but you may want to check with the Arizona Orthopedic Society here : http://www.azortho.org/ to see what you can find. Your mother will need to make sure her doctor is board certified and you could check for complaints of actions with the Arizona Medical Board here : http://www.azmd.gov

Also, check out our Hip Replacement page where you can find all sorts of information about the procedure, what one can expect during recovery and lot of other great material that can help you both. http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/hip-replacement

We wish you and your mom the best of luck and thank you for advocating for her health! Please update us on her progress!

November 13, 2009 - 2:01pm
julianna (reply to Susan Cody)

Thank you very much for the information.
Julie

November 13, 2009 - 8:50pm
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