Shands UF MS Specialist Question

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 6/6/2006 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
In a suggested list of MS Specialists in Florida, Dr. Scott Sillman was listed at Shands/UF in Jacksonville.  When I went to make the appt, he is booked through end of August.  They have another MS Specialist - Dr. Antonio - he is available next week. 
Are these doctors familiar to any of you guys?  I am not sure whether to wait for the suggested doctor or go ahead with Dr. Antonio.
I know that Shands is an excellent place to go, both doctors are probably great.  I was just hoping to hear from someone who  knows more about them.
Thank you so much!!

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 6/6/2006 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I am the first to say, that I know nothing about either of them. But..........
I was given an appointment with (supposedly) one of the best Nero's in my neck of the woods and
I had to wait 5 weeks to see him. I got another name that had a good rating, but I couldn't find out much
about him.
I took the one that I could get into within 2 weeks. He was an idiot !
I didn't cancel my other appointment (thank God) and 5 weeks later, my life
changed and so far, he has been the best doctor I could have possibly wished for.
Take it for what it is worth.

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 6/6/2006 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Dogday!

Beth A.
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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 6/10/2006 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with MS about two months ago and just started on Copaxone.  I'm 25 and all during college (at UF) could not figure out what was wrong with me.  I went to Shands and to UF doctors and none of them pinpointed or suggested MS.  I was sent to orthoepedic people, physical therapy, mental therapy, etc.....and then when I graduated and my symptoms worsened, I moved to NC.  A doctor in Chapel Hill suggested MS, and within a week, I was at Duke University getting my spinal tap done.  I highly recommend the doctors at Duke.  I don't know if Shands is convenient to you, but for anyone that cannot find a good doctor and can afford to go out of state, I highly recommend Duke University.  They have top of the line medical technology and top of the line doctors.  Staff isn't always so nice, but the doctors are very good.  Hope this helps in some way.
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