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tom inpain
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 239
   Posted 7/20/2008 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone : I live in a area of way to may people and as a result we have tons of university hospitals and doctors. As I read all the threads and posts it's more than clear that a lot of us have a really hard time finding pain specialists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic doctors that care and are aware of modern pain medicine. Is it possible that we are allowed to compile a list of specialists as I am surrounded by Doctors many are not. May i please get some feedback so many of us do not have to suffer ?? It breaks my heart hearing that people cannot find help.
Tom Lasko

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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 6795
   Posted 7/20/2008 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
You can e-mail one of our moderators - Chutz or LIndaloo - directly if they don't answer your question in a day or two.

I was actually thinking about how we might utilize the newer md rating systems that are starting to emerge. One is and there are others starting. I think angie's list is starting a doctor's sections. It would be, I think, extremely useful for us to begin adding our doc's (good, bad and in-between ones) to these lists. Not posting to those forums, but the actual ratings. I've just begun exploring ratemds and I see it's fairly new, and you can add your doc's name, and not only rate on a 5 point scale, but add comments. The nice thing they appear to do is have people who review comments (sort of like our moderators here) so that people can't just spout out a bunch of negative words. The comments I read about some of the docs in my area were quite thoughtful. And there's a category for pain docs (and other specialties). So you and I are a little on the same wave length with this.

Again, I don't know if mentioning these sites violates the rules. As far as I can tell it doesn't, because I have no financial connection whatsoever. But some of the sites have forums and that might be competition for HW resources. So I'll wait to see what feedback Chutz or Lindaloo give.


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   Posted 7/21/2008 5:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree! In case I do have to find another doc some day it would be nice to have a list I can turn to that is helpful. I do know that one of my sister-in-laws went to some Neurosurgeon in Kansas that fixed (or supposedly) her back. He was one of those that had a god complex and told her that no one could have done a better job then he did on her back. Are you kidding me??? Even though she was still in pain and the leg pain was still there he told her "Your back was just fixed by the best darn doctor in Kansas and you are going to sit there and complain about pain???" I told my husband I would have smacked him in the face for that remark!
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain


Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Temazapim, Lunista, and Robaxin.

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