The MAGIC Foundation’s Annual Adult Convention

Lots of Cushies go to this meeting. Dr. Theodore Friedman (Dr. F) will be one of the speakers.

The MAGIC Foundation’s Annual Adult Convention

July 21 – 24, 2016

Program

Download the 2016 Convention Program by Clicking Here.

Location

The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 719-8000

Hotel Room Rates and Reservations

$104 per night ($115.44 with tax) All rooms have refrigerators!! A limited number of roll-a-ways and cribs are available at no cost so if you need one be sure to request one when making your hotel reservation. To make hotel reservations call the Westin at 888-627-9031, and mention The MAGIC Foundation guest room block, or book online at:https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1602112093&key=3A0B99EE

Airline Transportation

Please contact your local travel agent or search the internet for the most reasonable price. Be sure to search often and book early as great fares sometimes become available. The airport of choice is O’Hare (ORD) which is located closer to the hotel. Midway (MDW) is in Chicago also but a distance from the hotel. Please read “hotel transportation” below before booking a flight to Midway.

Hotel Transportation

Free shuttle service is provided by Windy City Limo’s to the Westin Lombard from O’Hare Airport only! The shuttle schedule is as follows: O’Hare Airport to the Westin – Thursday – 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm and 7 pm Westin to O’Hare Airport – Sunday – Pickups at 8 am, 10 am, noon, 2 pm and 4 pm Shuttle buses will have a MAGIC sign in the window and will pick up at the following O’Hare locations: Terminal 1, Door 1G * Terminal 2, Door 2E * Terminal 3, Door 3G * Int’l Terminal, Door 5E Pick up will be in the middle aisle when you exit the doors from baggage claim. If you are unable to find the shuttle, you can contact Windy City at 866-949-4639. You may choose to arrive at Midway Airport but there is no free transportation available and a taxi will cost approximately $40.

NOTE: If you use a power wheelchair/scooter or other device which cannot be folded and need wheelchair accessible transportation, you can contact Special Needs Chicago at (630) 668-9999 or visit their website to make arrangements online, specialneedschicago.org

Register here: https://www.magicfoundation.org/annual-adult-convention/

California Doctors – So far

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The doctors listed here have been recommended to Cushing’s Help by other patients as being helpful to them.  These physicians are familiar with the symptoms and treatment of Cushing’s Disease (pituitary) and Cushing’s Syndrome. Your primary care physician may be able to order very basic screening tests. Some of these doctors may require a referral and/or an abnormal test result prior to scheduling an appointment.

Cushing’s Help does not endorse any particular physician. Choosing a particular physician and substantiating his/her expertise is the responsibility of the individual patient.

To recommend your own doctor for this list, please fill out this form.

This list is a continuing resource as new doctors are added, edited OR removed.  

These doctors are also available on this map.  Please add yourself and/or your doctor

California

Beverly Hills

Cohan, Pejman 

Specialty: Neuroendocrine 

Location: 150 N Robertson Blvd # 210
Beverly Hills, CA

Phone: 310-657-3030

Patient Comment: He’s been my Endo for 15 years. Only sees neuroendocrine patients


Freemont

Kunwar, Sandeep

Specialty: Neurosurgeon

Hospital: Washington Hospital

Location: Freemont, CA

Hospital: UCSF

Location: San Francisco, CA

Website: http://www.ucsfhealth.org/sandeep.kunwar

Patient Comments: And dr kunwar at ucsf was my very skilled surgeon. I didn’t have to see his endo preop

I also had my surgery done with Dr. Kunwar at Washington Hospital in Fremont (East Bay). He does a few days a week in Fremont and the rest in SF. This is my third recurrence and I would definitely recommend him


Srinivasan, Lakshmi

Specialty: Endocrinologist

Hospital: Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Location: Freemont, CA

Patient Comments: My endo is Dr. Lakshmi Srinivasan at Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Fremont. She is fantastic–takes a lot of time during every appt and is very attentive and responsive to email and calls.


Los Angeles

Friedman, Theodore

Specialty: Cushing’s, Growth Hormone Deficient, Hypopituitary, adrenal, thyroid, fatigue

Address: 1125 S. Beverly Drive. Suite 730

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Hospital: Charles Drew

Website: http://goodhormonehealth.com

Patient Comments:  I am a Dr Friedman patient, he is wonderful.


 Orange

Linskey, Mark 

Specialty: Neurosurgeon 

Hospital: UCI

Location: Orange, CA

Website: http://www.ucirvinehealth.org/find-a-doctor/l/mark-linskey/

Patient Comment: The pit surgery was done by both Linskey and Bhendarkar and I am doing well post op, they are very diligent in their care. If I have to have another surgery for Cushing’s I will definitely use this team again.


Bhandarkar, Naveem

Specialty: ENT

Hospital: UCI

Location: Orange/Irving, CA

Website: http://www.ent.uci.edu/faculty/naveen-d-bhandarkar-md

Patient Comment: The pit surgery was done by both Linskey and Bhendarkar and I am doing well post op, they are very diligent in their care. If I have to have another surgery for Cushing’s I will definitely use this team again.


San Francisco

Kunwar, Sandeep

Specialty: Neurosurgeon

Hospital: Washington Hospital

Location: Freemont, CA

Hospital: UCSF

Location: San Francisco, CA

Website: http://www.ucsfhealth.org/sandeep.kunwar

Patient Comments: And dr kunwar at ucsf was my very skilled surgeon. I didn’t have to see his endo preop

I also had my surgery done with Dr. Kunwar at Washington Hospital in Fremont (East Bay). He does a few days a week in Fremont and the rest in SF. This is my third recurrence and I would definitely recommend him


More coming soon!

The Pituitary Gland, How Does This Affect A Woman’s Body?

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Dr. Theodore Friedman explains the role of the pituitary gland in a woman’s body.

 

Dr Friedman: Meeting on Thyroid and Hormonal Problems

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Dr. Theodore Friedman will host a free meeting on thyroid and hormonal problems on Sunday February 16 from 7-8 PM PST at Anshe Emes synagogue-1490 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035.

The meeting will be videoconferenced to those who cannot make it in person.

To sign up for the videoconference, email mail@goodhormonehealth.com by February 14.

Meet Dr. Theodore Friedman in Denver

Theodore C. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr.  Theodore Friedman will be back in Denver, Colorado and will host a free patient support group on Sunday November 10, 2013 at 10 am at his sister’s house.

152 S Trenton

Denver CO 80230

It’s in Lowry

Please bring your questions.

Feel free to mention this to other Colorado patients.

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