Dear Keith; I've been at MHNI for 8 or 9 years; I was a patient of Dr. Rozen's for most of that time, until he left to head up the headache area at Geisinger in PA.
I see Dr. Gordon now and we're happy with him and how he interacts. MHNI does have their own protocol and, in my mind, it's good to ease out of that asap...I'm talking about the continued use of their psychologists. Granted, a pain or headache psych helps, but when you're going there once a month or less, honestly, what good does that do? If they want you to see their psychs, get one at home and tell them your wife is going there.
In any event; MHNI, Dr. Rozen, was a life saver for me and others..if it's complicated, they take it on. Be prepared to spend 6 to 8 hours there your first day; you will spend hours talking about every aspect of your headaches; if you haven't already, start keeping a diary, write down all the meds that have been taken and the reaction (or lack of).
I am resistant to most treatments, but we keep trying; I suffered through cluster headaches, plus other types that I had never heard before; I was in their in-patient unit for 3 weeks many years ago and it did help. I still have cluster features, but not the suicide pain; we've recently started on Vimpat, another seizure drug and it has helped a lot, however I think weight gain is starting. I still have headache everyday, but I'm not having 5 to 9 a day and the ones I'm having aren't as severe...so keeping my fingers crossed.
I continue to go there and would be comfortable in you seeing Dr. Gordon; he's really quite good. You can send me a message if you would like and I can tell you more of my experiences there.