need some help...moving to new state/city and need some DR references...Ohio..sandusky area

ok so for the summer i may be moving to sandusky ohio for a job at cedar point.
well it'll be from april until end of november. and so at some point there i will obviously need insulin, doctor check-ups, and an endocrinologist visit.
if someone is from that area could you please give me some info on what is around that area...i've never been outta Michigan and so i really don't know what i am getting into...but well i'm 19 years old and well....i need to step out on my own and stop relying on my mom and dad to help me with everything....i mean i do take care of my own diabetes apts and i take care of my insurance which thankfully i will have no matter where i live until i am 21 (which is in 2 years and that terrifys me)
so please help me someone if you can

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Comment by debb on March 24, 2009 at 3:59am
anber, if you don't get any hits here. go to the members page and type in ohio. it will bring up everyone we have in ohio and you can check their profiles to see if anyone is around sandusky. then you can contact them and see what kind of info that you can get. otherwise you can get the number for the chamber of commerce in sandusky and they can direct you from there. just go on-line and type in sandusky, ohio and info will come up and you can find the chamber of commerce there. best of luck.
Comment by Davidrr07 on March 24, 2009 at 12:08pm
Amber, I live about 25 miles from Sandusky. Sandusky has one endo (had to look it up), most people I know go to either Toledo or Cleveland. As a new patient, getting an appointment when you want may be a problem when you'll be in the area for a relatively short time.

If it were me, I'd explain the situation to my present endo and make sure I had a enough supplies and extra scripts just in case. Will you be able to return home for a visit? I'd try to see my regular endo during that time if needed.

There is a pumper group in Norwalk that meets at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, just south of Sandusky, . The coordinator there, Brandi, may be of some help and be able to offer advice whether you use a pump or not.

Here's the endo, I know nothing about him. If you're going to call, I'd do it as far in advance as possible:

Bhaskar Vourganti, MD
2819 Hayes Ave Ste 7
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: (419) 625-3426
Fax: (419) 625-5524

Good Luck, hope you have a good summer working at CP



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