Posted 3/1/2009 3:48 PM (GMT -7)
Dear keep, welcome! I've been with MHNI since 2002; Dr. Rozen was my Doctor. I say was, because we were just informed that he's leaving the practice to return to New York. Since you're in CT, I would go to New York! Dr. Rozen has seen me through the worst and I am much better because of him.
Finances are an issue with MHNI, I won't lie about that; the first visit runs $1,000 (maybe more now, I don't know), but for that you get 6 - 8 hours of attention with nurses, psychologists, physical therapists and your Doctor. Each follow-up visit runs $125 and they do not accept insurance (if you see one of the psychologists there's another charge, but that's a whole 'nother story!). You pay up front and they will file for you, but they do not accept assignment. I'm fortunate, I have BCBS and have a non-participating, out of network referral, I still pay up front, but I get reimbursed for everything, minus my co-pay.
They've hired someone new that I'll be seeing in April; I'm concerned about it, because I believe that Dr. Rozen is the very best. There are other Doctors there, I'm not experienced with them and cannot comment on their effectiveness. MHNI, however, has helped so many people and they look at so many different facets that encompass the make-up of head pain, that yes, going there is worth it. I do know of people that come out here for a work-up and diagnosis and then go home for treatment, coming back here for "tune-ups"; it's another option maybe.
I do not know where Dr. Rozen is moving too; I am planning on giving the new guy a shot, but if I get worse I will find him and travel to see him in NY...if he is practicing; he sent me an e-mail and told me that he is going to be do a lot more research in his new position?, so his time with patients may be limited.
So, on one hand, coming to MHNI is very much worth your time and money, on the other hand, I would follow Dr. Rozen anywhere!