UCSF guest speaker @ SF/East Bay(CA) Support Grp Sat. May 3

Hi Bay Area face pain sufferers and their significant others,

This meeting we have a special guest speaker, Nurse Practitioner Marianne Ward.

The meeting is at Alta Bates/Summit Hospital in Oakland from 1:30-3:30pm on Saturday, May 3, in the Elm conference room, 350 Hawthorne Ave., Oakland, located near the MacArthur Bart station.The Elm conference room is on the right just before the entrance to the Emergency Room waiting area.

From JoanCanelli, meeting organizer:
"Our next meeting is scheduled for May 3 and we have a wonderful guest
speaker. Marianne Ward is the Nurse Practitioner that works with Dr. Edward Chang
at UCSF and before that was with Dr. Nicholas Barbaro for 28 years also at UCSF.
I believe she will be talking about the preliminary work that she does with
the initial assessment of patients by talking to them on the phone,
reviewing their history and deciding if they are a candidate to see Dr.
Chang or who might be best served by seeing another professional and how she
makes that decision. In my own experience I (Joan Canelli) met with Marianne for about an
hour before I saw Dr. Chang and it was a very in depth review of my medical
history and systems, etc.
She is extremely knowledgeable and I'm sure many of you will have questions
for her. Please try to make the meeting as when a speaker gives up their
time to come to our Group, it is only right to support them by having a
great turn-out."

If you would like additional information regarding these meetings, please contact:

Joan Canelli:


John Porter


This meeting is open to your significant others too!!

Sincerely, Lily

PS: If you come from MacArthur BART, take Telegraph towards W. MacArthur Blvd and then under the Fwy until you reach 34th St. Turn Left, go up 34th until you reach Webster St, then turn Right. From there the hospital is on the right side about 1/2 block down.. If you are used to walking in the city you should be fine with the distance, it is about 6 blocks, not long ones. Unfortunately no shuttle runs on the weekends.

If you drive in, do not park in the parking garage that is just off of Broadway, it closes at 2:00pm, we learned the hard way!

Bumping for the last minute crowd - sorry I should have done this earlier...hope to see you there.


how did it go ?