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How Does One Find A Good Neurologist? I Feel Like I Am At A Standstill With My Meds But My Doctor Is Not Open To Changing Them.

How Does One Find A Good Neurologist? I Feel Like I Am At A Standstill With My Meds But My Doctor Is Not Open To Changing Them.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I felt the same way because my neurologist was the only one in town. I asked around ( doctors, nurses, patients,etc.) and they told me of a super neurologist in another city. He is so charming and gentle, plus he is a motion specialist. You can only get an appointment every four months or so because he is booked. The first time I had an appointment with him he spent at least an hour and a half with me (which is about the total my first neurologist spent with me in about 7 visits). So definitely don't be afraid to ask around and switch! BTW, my original doctor was not open to changing my meds and that's the first thing the new doctor did!
Hopefully, you have transportation to another city~!

posted about 6 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Sometimes you just have to keep looking for a new one it my take 3 or 4 ones before you find the one that works for you good luck

posted about 6 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Hi,
Find a Movement Disorder dept. in a hospital in your area. They will have at least one doctor that specializes in Parkinsons. They will have physical therapists, neuropsychologists, surgeons, available. Usually they have support groups and sometimes an exercise class. If you can't find a group like this in your immediate area, it is worth it in my opinion to drive up to 2-3 hours. At first you have to go more often but when you are stable, they ask you to come in 4-5 months. Good luck!

posted about 6 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Hi, sorry you are having such a problem with your doc. You are wise to look for someone who will listen to you! I use www.castleconnolly which lists top docs or surgeons. I then take the name and look them up to see how they have been reviewed by patients at www.vitals.com. It has been very helpful and provides a great deal of data, including if they have had any problems with their license. It sure is great to get patient feedback from vitals.com! Good luck to you and please let us know how you made out and what you did, so we can all learn from you as well. Thanks so much:)

posted about 6 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Ask other people about their doctor. Most of us sre willing to recommend if we are pleased with their care. And most will say when they are not happy with the Doctor they have now.

posted about 6 years ago
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