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Patient is moving to MIAMI

  • 1.  Patient is moving to MIAMI

    Posted 06-01-2020 17:21
    Hi HIVS Community

    I have a stable HIV positive patient, have been undetected for years, and currently on BIKTARVY. He will be moving to MIAMI in July-August. I thought I would try to ask if there is anyone here currently practicing in Miami or know anyone in that area? 

    Thank you,
    Gryan

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    Gryan Garcia, APRN FNP-C
    Phoenix, Arizona
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  • 2.  RE: Patient is moving to MIAMI

    Posted 06-02-2020 15:17
    Best site that I use is glma.org to find providers.

    https://glmaimpak.networkats.com/members_online_new/members/dir_provider.asp

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    Emery Chang
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles CA
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  • 3.  RE: Patient is moving to MIAMI

    Posted 06-03-2020 15:20
    ​The GLMA site is good for what it is but doesn't focus on HIV providers.  I checked the AAHIVM site and our info is incomplete and not up to date.  I recently tried to search for Ryan White clinics for a patient moving out of state and didn't get very good results either.  the HIVMA site has HIV providers, but is also not complete at all.    HIV Provider Directory.  General Googling for "find a HIV provider"  gets you tons of garbage. 
    We need a better consolidated, complete, website to help patients find expert, trained HIV providers!  Not sure who can take this on...

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    Elaine Thomas
    University Of New Mexico
    Albuquerque NM
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  • 4.  RE: Patient is moving to MIAMI

    ACADEMY STAFF
    Posted 06-04-2020 11:25
    Thanks for your comments, @Elaine Thomas.

    Referral Link is the Academy's attempt at being a comprehensive list of HIV care providers and it was originally supported by the CDC (but long before I arrived at the Academy).  However, like HIVMA's directory, it's an opt-in system, which means that individual providers are responsible for telling us they want to be on the list and also for keeping their info up to date.  Academy staff did a big push last year to try to clean up Referral Link and removed a lot of old records, so it's much better than it used to be. 

    It's not perfect, but it's still a valuable tool.

    Referral Link is not limited to Academy members or credentialees.  Any provider who manages patients with HIV can have their name listed.  Everyone can help us make Referral Link more comprehensive by telling your colleagues about it and encouraging them to get listed.

    And if you're reading this, now is a great time to check your information in Referral Link!  Navigate to the Referral Link Profile Update page in your account to check and update your information.  If you have any questions about Referral Link or your profile there, feel free to contact me directly on Academy Communities or via e-mail, dan@aahivm.org.​  I'll be happy to help you update your information.

    @Gryan Eroll Garcia, I did a quick search in Referral Link for zip code 33101 and came up with 122 results.  Many are credentialed.  I'm sure you'll be able to find someone who can take care of your patient.
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    Dan Ebeling (he/him)
    Academy Communities Admin
    Director of Credentialing
    dan@aahivm.org
    (202) 659-0699
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  • 5.  RE: Patient is moving to MIAMI

    Posted 06-04-2020 17:11

    Thanks Dan, it's great to know the referral link is intended as exactly that resource for all.  Let's all make it better by encouraging HIV providers to include their updated info! 






  • 6.  RE: Patient is moving to MIAMI

    Posted 06-02-2020 15:17

    Check the referral link on the AAHIVM website:  https://providers.aahivm.org/referral-link-search

     

    Jon

     

     

     

     

    Jonathan S. Appelbaum, MD, FACP, AAHIVS

    Laurie L. Dozier, Jr., MD Education Director and Professor of Internal Medicine

    Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences

    Florida State University College of Medicine

    1115 West Call Street, Suite 3140-F

    Tallahassee, FL 32306-4300

    p. 850-645-1227    f. 850-644-0158

     

    Care Point Health and Wellness

    2200 South Monroe Street

    Tallahassee, FL  32301

    Appointments:  850-354-8765  

     

    AAHIVS seal jpg

     

    "Please note: Florida has very broad public records laws.  Most written communications to or from state/university employees and students are public records and available to the public and media upon request.  Your e-mail communications may therefore be subject to disclosure."

     

     






  • 7.  RE: Patient is moving to MIAMI

    Posted 06-02-2020 15:35
    If you go to the Academy website to Referral Link, you can type in the zip code and all you will get names and contact info for HIV specialists in the area.

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    Gary F. Spinner PA,MPH,AAHIVS
    Southwest Community Health Center
    Bridgeport, CT
    gspinner@swchc.org
    Gary.spinner@aya.yale.edu
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  • 8.  RE: Patient is moving to MIAMI

    Posted 06-03-2020 15:13
    Thank you so much.

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    Gryan Garcia, APRN FNP-C
    Phoenix, Arizona
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  • 9.  RE: Patient is moving to MIAMI

    Posted 06-05-2020 18:56
    I asked a pt of mine to tell me where she used to go. I knew she was a peer navigator in Miami. She emailed me a brochure. Do you have an email I can forward to you?

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    Laura Smith
    Special Health Resources for Texas, Inc.
    Texarkana TX
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  • 10.  RE: Patient is moving to MIAMI

    Posted 06-09-2020 15:00
    Please, and thank you. My email: ggarcia@nachci.com

    Best,
    Gryan

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    Gryan Garcia, APRN FNP-C
    Phoenix, Arizona
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  • 11.  RE: Patient is moving to MIAMI

    Posted 06-05-2020 18:57
    Laura Y Smith, FNP-BC

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    Laura Smith
    Special Health Resources for Texas, Inc.
    Texarkana TX
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  • 12.  RE: Patient is moving to MIAMI

    Posted 06-09-2020 19:59
    To find a 'good match' for a particular patient, I like asking national speakers for their recommendations.  They have shared meals with HIV specialists around the country, and often have a sense of personalities (and offices) that might be a better match for a patient than just a zip code.   If I give them a sense of the patient who is moving, they usually offer options that I can relay with confidence.

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    Eric Leach-Rodriguez
    Ricky K. Hsu, MD PC
    New York NY
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