Cleveland Clinic Foundation Aorta Center, Marfan Syndrome Clinic, and Connective Tissue Disorder Clinic - The mission of the Aorta Center, Marfan Syndrome Clinic, and Connective Tissue Disorder Clinic is to bring together a knowledgeable and experienced multi-disciplinary team of experts to provide:
a thorough evaluation of patients using state-of-the art diagnostic testing;
on-going comprehensive care for those with Marfan Syndrome and diseases of the aorta;
genetic screening for families of those with genetic disorders, such as Marfan Syndrome; and
ongoing research and education to provide patients with high quality and innovative therapies
The goal is to help patients live longer and better quality lives.
Director, Aorta Center, Marfan Syndrome Clinic and Connective Tissue Disorder Clinic: Dr. Lars Svensson*
Mayo Clinic offers an integrated genetic, medical and surgical team of Mayo physicians in the Marfan Clinic to provide diagnosis and treatment for patients with Marfan syndrome. The Marfan Clinic allows patients to access a variety of specialty physicians — cardiologists (heart), cardiac and vascular surgeons, geneticists, ophthalmologists (eyes), pediatricians (children) and orthopedic surgeons (skeleton) — all within one Clinic visit.* Located in Rochester Minnesota.
McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine - The Institute is working to consolidate all relevant teaching, patient care and research in human and medical genetics at Johns Hopkins and to provide national and international leadership in genetic medicine. It will serve as a focal point for interactions between diverse investigators to promote the application of genetic discoveries to human disease and genetics education to the public. It will build upon past strengths and further develop expertise in the areas of genomics, developmental genetics, and complex disease genetics. In addition, it will catalyze the spread of human genetic perspectives to other related disciplines by collaboration with other departments within Hopkins.*
Physical Medicine Center - Charles H. Bonner, M.D., M.S., Medical Director of the Physical Medicine Center is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
The Physical Medicine Center provides physician guided physical therapy and rehabilitation for a wide spectrum of physical conditions and diagnoses, along with fitness programs, medical consultations, injection therapy, electromyograms (EMG), nerve conduction studies, a comprehensive back to work program and much more.*
Steinmetz Medical Associates - I have been practicing family medicine for twenty-five years. During that time I have seen tremendous benefit from advances in technology and medications. At the same time, the health care system has ignored that we are intricate beings composed of complex interactions between body, mind, spirit, and our internal and external environment.
In 1997 I started Steinmetz Medical Associates to respond to a community need for a more holistically integrated medical practice. Integrative Medicine is a movement that came together in the early 1990’s under the leadership of Dr. Andrew Weil and has been expanding since that time. Marie Steinmetz, M.D.*
TeenScreen - The Columbia University TeenScreen Program is an adolescent mental health and suicide-screening initiative active in 40 states. By helping communities establish programs in schools, doctors’ offices, juvenile justice facilities and other youth organizations, and collaborating with legislators, administrators, and advocates to promote mental health screenings throughout the country, we hope to offer a mental health check-up to every teenager in America.
If you are a teen in distress: Thank you for taking the initiative to contact TeenScreen. Unfortunately we are not able to offer online screening or direct mental health services. However, we urge you to continue reaching out and find a trusted adult to speak with, or call the National Hopeline Network 24-hours a day at 800-784-2433.*
Best Hospitals 2005 by U.S. News - Of the 176 medical centers that appear in this year's edition of America's Best Hospitals, 16 earned Honor Roll status, a mark of particular distinction.*
DocFinder - The only online physician directory of its kind when it was launched in 1996 at the time of the Internet's infancy, the AIM DocFinder is still recognized for its easy to use search engine. It remains the only combined public online physician database in the nation that has its direct source of data from state government licensing boards and that also remains free of charge to the public. DocFinder contains the licensing background and disciplinary information of physicians and other health care practitioners with much more detailed Medical Malpractice, Hospital Discipline and Criminal Conviction information from Physician Profile Law states such as First in the Nation Massachusetts. Very popular with consumers, DocFinder has been featured in numerous state and national publications such as Newsweek Magazine as well as national and local news broadcasts.*
DoctorDirectory.com - Search for Doctors by Specialty or State, Hospitals, Health Plans and Medical Schools.
DoctorFinder - AMA DoctorFinder provides professional information about virtually every licensed physician in the United States and its possessions — including more than 690,000 doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy or osteopathic medicine.*
Eldercare Locator - The Eldercare Locator, public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services. The Eldercare Locator is designed to help older adults and their families and caregivers find their way through the maze of services for seniors by identifying trustworthy local support resources. The goal is to provide users with the information and resources they need that will help older persons live independently and safely in their homes and communities for as long as possible.*
FamilyDoctor.org - This Web site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organizations representing more than 93,700 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP.*
HealthFinder - Your guide to reliable health information.* A great site for medical information! Health Library, Health Care, Find a Provider and much more.
HospitalWeb - Index of Hospitals on the World Wide Web - Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital - The purpose of this document is to index and list hospital webservers around the world. Continuously updated, this list has been widely known on the Net since 1993 as a quick-reference list of hospital websites.* It doesn't look like this site/list has been updated since 2003, but it is a very large list worth checking out nonetheless.
Medicare's Participating Physician Directory - This tool will provide you with a list of physicians in the specialty and geographic area you specify, along with detailed physician profiles, maps and driving directions.*
MedlinePlus' Directories has numerous links for; Assisted Living, Choosing a Doctor or Health Care Service, Doctors and Dentists-General, Doctors and Dentists-Specialists, Health Facilities Health System Topics, Hospice Care, Hospitals and Clinics-General, Hospitals and Clinics-Specialized, Libraries, Nursing Homes, Other Healthcare Facilities and Services, Other Healthcare Providers, and Veterans and Military Health
Mental Health Services Locator - Welcome to the CMHS Mental Health Services Locator. This Locator provides you with comprehensive information about mental health services and resources and is useful for professionals, consumers and their families, and the public. You can access this information in several ways by selecting a State or U.S. Territory from the map or drop-down menu.*
MyElectronicMD's Hospital Search by Electronic Medical Solutions. They also have a large list of External Links that's worth checking out as well.
Quality Check is a comprehensive guide to the more than 15,000 Joint Commission-accredited health care organizations and programs throughout the United States.
Quality Check is one source of accreditation and comparison information that a person can use to determine whether a health care organization will meet his or her needs.*
Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology (SVMB) Membership Directory - Search for SVMB Members
WebMD's Physician Directory - The WebMD 'Physician Directory' is provided by WebMD for use by the general public as a quick reference of information about physicians. The Physician Directory is not intended as a tool for verifying the credentials, qualifications, or abilities of any physician contained therein. Inclusion in the Physician Directory does not imply recommendation or endorsement nor does omission in the Physician Directory imply WebMD disapproval.*
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