I went to the AZ Mayo Clinic the last week of Sept. After, seeing 5 local neuros. well mostly local, in the state anyhow. And after shrugged shoulders and them guessing, and in and out of the er and reg dr for this and that. WE (hubby, pcp and me) decided that we needed the Mayo.
Just warning you ahead of time, ck your insurance to make sure they cover it, and if you need to do a referral or get prior approval you can.
We chose the Mayo because they not only have great neuros, but also treat other ailments/diseases. So we were confident that if they said no on MS or any other neurological issue they would go to floor or this specialist. That they would at least be able to narrow what might be wrong and point us in the right direction.
It very well might take several months to even get the appt at the neuro dept of the Mayo. We put in the request in June and my appt was in sept.
Also, i did learn from the Mayo, that once they get your records from your dr. that a "team" of neuros looks over it and they decide from there if they Mayo clinic can help you. If they dont feel that the can be of help, they wont set an appt. If they feel that you have had every test possible done to rule in/out things they wont set an appt. That in itself was a relief to me. We are still fighting with the ins to cover everything.
Depending on how far you live from the clinic also is a factor. I live in Nebraska, and went the one in Scottsdale AZ. I was there a week, they do try to get everything they think needs tested for done quickly. I had appts all that week except on tuesday.
Hope this helps you in your decision and finding out an answer.
Mother has MS, diagnosed 10 yrs ago.
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Diagnosed with RRMS Sept 06
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