My neuro is the same way, only call if there's a problem. It can be frustrating, I know. But I have finally realized that the only thing my doctor can do is order IV steroids. These are only allowed every 6 months, so like now, I am in the midst of a continued flare, and there's nothing that can be done. Have they ever administered steroids? I don't know for sure what it could do for you, but it gets MS back in check fairly quickly and may be worth asking your doctor about.
As for the ego of your neurologist, who cares!? I mean, don't be rude about it, but make the suggestion of various treatments that you have heard of. All he/she can do is tell you why they wouldn't be helpful, or the opposite, offer a chance to try something different.
See, you're not alone. There's people here all the time. I have no close friends, just my two kiddos, so I am kind of in the same boat, just at the opposite end. When it comes to talking about my disease, this is my only release. My dad thinks I fake things (despite this disease has been with me for over 11 years) and my mom is kind of a space cadet, in her own little world most of the time.
I would definately suggest taking more of a stand for yourself. Again, who cares if you offend the ego, it's not you vs. ego, it's you taking a leap for yourself. So talk to that doctor of yours, put all your questions and ideas on the table, and go through them one by one, even if he/she does not want to! ;)