Often the doctor that diagnoses us with multiple sclerosis (MS) is not necessarily the person that we want to stick with in a long-term partnership to manage the different aspects of life with MS. She might have a terrible bedside manner, he might be rigid in his thinking, she might retire, we might move – all sorts of things can lead us to be in the position of “doc-shopping.” How did you find your current neurologist? What tips or advice might you have for other people with MS who are “in the market” for a new neurologist? Share Ideas and Stories
how i found my wonderful neuro.
- my MD was the first one to suspicion MS and sent me for an MRI. when the results came back she sent me to the most wonderful, understanding and helpful neurologist in the world. am still with her and see no reason to change.
- I was told about a ms specialist through another ms patient. I also looled up that neurologist ratings to see what other ms patients had said. Doctor had a very good score and great ratings.
- —Guest eve
- I went into the hospital when I went temporarily blind last fall and the on call neurologist did a lumbar puncture and looked at the MRI to dx my MS. She became my neurologist. She scared the crud out of me at the time with her blunt style since I was understandably freaked out but she apologized and I like her now.
- —Guest Rachel
- I went go a neurosurgeon on the advice of a chiropractor friend. He then called a neurologist, Dr. Prasad. I went to her and absolutely love her.
- —Guest Bonnie