Yes I have been there, MDAnderson Houston, Tx. No need to worry yourself they are AWESOME!!!
I live in the Indianapolis Indiana area and flew there (MDAnderson Houston Tx) in 2005 and a year later in 2006..
I was so..... shocked at how smooth everything went from the time I picked up the phone and called and made an appointment, and how they took care of you there. Don't worry if you don't know where to go, there is always someone who will see you, sort of looking lost, and say can I help you, helpers are everywhere.
I was diagnosed in July 2005 with CML at the age of 57. I won't go into the details. I had received in the mail, a thick catalog, from the Leukemia Society, that had a list of all the major hospitals in all the states. The catalog listed their stats for different cancer and transplants, etc. Example, like how many transplants, and the survival rate and number treated.
Well I wanted to go to one of the leading Leukemia Centers and I chose Mdanderson, although there are others that are good, too, such as the Hutch in Seattle Wa,etc.
I just picked up the phone and called MDAnderson and had an appointment there with in two weeks, it was that easy. I'm not sure it seems like my stay was to 3 or 4 days, I don't remember. After my initial call they mailed me all the info of places to stay and how I would be shuttle to hospital. I also got discount rates where we stayed and free breakfast and evening meals. The LLS reimbursed me for my air flight ticket, but not my husband. My insurance paid for most everything.
I could not believe how co-orinated everyone was. I can't speak well enough of my case manager, who made everything happen. If there was a problem with the insurance I didn't have to deal with it they did!!!
Believe me they are on top of it!!
PS. going to MDA paid off in a big way. Otherwise after coming home, I probably would have made some bad choice, cost and health wise. I wouldn't have know that as a newly diagnosed patient, until after the fact. That might not make sense, but my trip there was worth every cent!!
Best of wishes, with prayers and blessings,