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In need of a Houston Tx. neurologist!

Postby itaska21 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:16 am




I was recently fired from my neurologist for a few things, main one being my reluctance to use any steroid meds. His name is Dr. Loftus, located in the Bellaire area of Houston. I am now needing another mri and have acquired new symptoms as well. If anyone out there in the Houston area could make a recommendation, it would be greatly appreciated! :)
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Postby AlmostClever » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:09 pm

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i have sent you some info on local houston ms specialist group at ut med center
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Postby john-hou-tx » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:01 pm

We're looking too, and have tried several.

We saw Dr. Loftus and had a bad experience with a prescription. Not entirely his responsibility, but we were ready for a change just the same.

Forget anyone at BCM. The staff is horrid and has been for over a decade. The staff has an 'it's not my job' attitude, and an implied 'you're lucky to be a patient here, do as I say' attitude. We quit Victor Rivera years ago because of this. Thought we'd go back and try George Hutton, but the staff hasn't changed. It's a shame too, because these doctors are highly regarded. But their staff is too much of a hassle, and the last thing MS patients need is more stress!

We tried Staley Brod at UT, and again another washout. He seemed more interested in his research than his patients. We were just there for his student interns to learn about MS, not to get good treatment. Sometimes he wouldn't even show up in the examination room. He'd send in some greenhorn that knew less about MS than the patient!

We used to see Annette Howard, and we love her. Best bedside manner we've ever seen. Her treatment of preference is steroids, so I'm not sure if she is your match.

I'd like to comment on steroid treatment. Our experience has been that it's a good thing in lower doses at early stages of MS. My wife always had a love-hate relationship with Prednisone, but the benefits outweighed the side effects in the early years of her treatment. Later on, the large IV dosages became intolerable and less effective.

Good luck!
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Postby AlmostClever » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:22 pm

hi john!

nice to see another houston-ite posting and welcome!

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Postby itaska21 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:06 pm

Hey there! I'm also happy to see another Houston-ite on here. I saw Dr. Flavia Nelson, at UTMB in the med. center. She was very knowledgeable, but when it came to me giving her my history of symptoms, she seemed to only hear half of what i was saying. She repeated some of them with a half-baked answer and disregarded the rest. And I found myself still trying to share information as it came to me as we were walking down the hallway. I had a state-of-the-art mri of my brain and cervical/thoracic spine that took 4 hours that she orded. When I saw her that afternoon to go over the results, she glanced at my brain, said a few words, and was ready to leave the room until I reminded her she needed to look at my cervical/thoracic spinal images. That being said, I am still looking for a neurologist who has enough time to listen to me and respect me as a patient. I welcome any further suggestions.
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