Neuro Shopping

If it's on your mind and it has to do with multiple sclerosis in any way, post it here.

Neuro Shopping

Postby Karazhan » Tue May 05, 2009 11:10 pm

So I'm thinking of finding a new neuro. I mean absolutely no disrespect to the current guy I'm seeing (Dr. Stephen Kirzinger). I have complete confidence in his expertise and I trust his judgement but as I've mentioned before, he's a retired colonel and has a stern, military-like demeanor that, frankly, intimidates the hell out of me. He walks in the room and I freeze. He asks if I have any new symptoms and I nearly shout "SIR NO SIR" (ummm, yeah, I tend to exxagerate sometimes). Seriously though, I find myself very reluctant to talk to him and that's not a good thing. If this were a short-term condition, I'd probably choose expertise over likeability but it's not so I want someone I can build a comfortable partnership with.
On the other hand, the place is a full service MS clinic. They offer onsite PT, Infusion, Psychiatric support and probably more options that I don't yet know about.
My question is this: Do all neurologists treat MS patients or do they need to be specialized in that particular disease?
User avatar
Karazhan
Family Member
 
Posts: 86
Joined: Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:00 pm
Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Advertisement

Postby marcstck » Tue May 05, 2009 11:13 pm

For the best care, you need to go to an MS specialist. This is a very complicated disease, and I wouldn't trust my care to anyone but a specialist...
User avatar
marcstck
Family Elder
 
Posts: 560
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:00 pm

Postby peekaboo » Wed May 06, 2009 8:40 am

K- wrote:

On the other hand, the place is a full service MS clinic. They offer onsite PT, Infusion, Psychiatric support and probably more options that I don't yet know about.


One should not be afraid of their dr. one must speak freely w/o missing the smallest detail. You wrote that you go to a MS clinic can you change drs. and stay/use all the perks?

I am a groupie of the CCSVI liberation procedure which does not need a neuro but a vascular doc. But i still keep my neuro because of CNS affects.
User avatar
peekaboo
Family Elder
 
Posts: 627
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:00 pm
Location: Arizona

Postby mrhodes40 » Wed May 06, 2009 9:17 am

I want to say I agree with PKboo on all points.

Doctors are not Gods nor are they our fathers (or our commanding officer!). We get into trouble when we start to act like they are.

That having been said some docs develop a militaristic style because it makes appointments quick and they stay in control.

I avoid that type of person myself. Might they have a woman nurse practitioner there? One of the best team members in my medical team is my urology nurse practitioner; she is collaborative and always "on my side".
User avatar
mrhodes40
Family Elder
 
Posts: 2066
Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2004 3:00 pm
Location: USA

Postby Karazhan » Thu May 07, 2009 10:25 pm

One should not be afraid of their dr. one must speak freely w/o missing the smallest detail.


well hell, now I'm afraid of you too :)

Actually, you make a good point. I believe there is another MS doc there. I'll make some inquiries....but what if the Colonel finds out???
User avatar
Karazhan
Family Member
 
Posts: 86
Joined: Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:00 pm
Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Postby peekaboo » Fri May 08, 2009 6:14 am

K wrote:

I'll make some inquiries....but what if the Colonel finds out???


so what if the colonel finds out...he/she will take it like a military officer :? or it would be a lessen to him/her and maybe the colonel will get some positive reflection on bedside manner :!:

good for you ...keep going don't sit on the fence :wink:
User avatar
peekaboo
Family Elder
 
Posts: 627
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:00 pm
Location: Arizona


Return to General Discussion

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Jaded