My new Neuro??? really in a bind now.

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 4/6/2006 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone.   Well, I had my new Neuro appt. today, and I wasn't impressed.  When I first said that I had a "grand mal"seizure, he asked me not to use medical terminology???  My Husband went with me and he was NOT impressed with the guy either.  Now I'm in a bind because this Dr. was considered my second opinion.  I am not sure if my Insurance will pay for me to go to another Neuro.  I know you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but for me first impressions are huge.  This office was very low budget, my Husband was freezing because the heat was not turned on.  I left there feeling like I hadn't even seen a Dr.  This was my first appt. with him, so I didn't expect miracles.  However, I wish he had been more thourgh. 
I have an appt to get blood work and an EEG done at that office.  Should I give him a second chance and see what happens after he reads some of my tests? AAARRGGG.....I shouldn't let this consume me, but it is.  :( 

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 84
   Posted 4/6/2006 11:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi: I would go with your gut feeling and for go any testing and tell your insurance provider why you were
unconfortable with this Dr and ask to see someone else. They may want it in writing , but its best to stop as soon
as you hear the warning bells go off.

best of luck to you

Positive Person

Post Edited (PositivePerson) : 4/7/2006 12:20:48 AM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Sep 2004
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   Posted 4/8/2006 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I had sort of the same problem. The hospital neuro told me I had a grand mal and wanted to do eeg's and had a bad bedside manor. The second opinion had the nerve to tell me I only passed out and he didn't think I had a seizure. Well the first hospital neuro ran his 24hour eeg and I had abnormal brain waves. I have been on Keppra ever since. It is hard but I would check with your insurance to see if you can get a third opinion. My insurance let me as long as I had a refferal from my primary and it was someone within my insurance company. Take care, Tracy

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 4/9/2006 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for your opinions.  I'm totally confused as to what to do, I keep hearing what a great Dr. this guy is.  But, if I don't feel comfortable I should probably go somewhere else.  I will call my insurance tomorrow, and I know my primary Dr. will have no problem giving me another referal.


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