So happy for you, One thing though this Dr does not want his name all over the web any where on it. Also a note back from your Dr after you put up this post on here. Please read below and remove your post as soon as possible before you compromise many other MS patients and there treatment.
I don't really think that there is a lot you can do about it. Feel free to contact him privately if you would like. ( I would have been more than happy to do this privately but I do not know your full name or email address) Also not sure if you are on Facebook without your name. There isn't a whole lot that really bothered me except for the following...
1) He has no insight into the work that we have done with the IRB because I never discussed it with him. It's interesting to me that he felt that we have no academic interest when we are creating a definitive protocol from our institution that will likely become a multicenter study. Honestly though, it doesn't really get me mad but it's a little annoying because I know that we will be presenting our work. In my opinion, and in the opinion of others, one cannot really do research on something without having experience in the area you are researching. To set up an IRB protocol and start doing something leads to inaccurate results due to inexperience. We are in a ramp up phase for this now, which we feel is important.
2) If we waited until we got IRB approval to do anything, people like this patient would have been screaming in frustration at the lack of centers available to do this procedure. Therefore, we can't win. If we wait, then we are "afraid" of treating MS patients. If we don't wait, then it means we don't care about academia.
3) I am annoyed about highlighting the hospital. That will only lead to problems and I hope it doesn't compromise my IRB approval.
4) I do not think I ever would have said 90-100 patients because we are incapable of treating that many patients in a month. I will tell you that during July we are treating 54 patients and in August we are treating 57 patients...and that is between 3 physicians. We are doing what we can.
I don't really think that he said anything that was not terrible outside of the inaccuracies I point out above. I just hope he doesn't ruin things at the hospital for some of our patients.
Please remove your post as soon as possible, leaving the hospital and Dr name out of it!! DON'T RUIN OUR CHANCES FOR THIS PROCEDURE!!! PLEASE!!!