JUST CHANGED (FIRED)MY NEURO-!

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Wotan
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   Posted 5/26/2010 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Free at last, free at last......"---Today...I JUST changed neuros-! yeah   (He's in the same group....MUCH nicer guy!...just that it is difficult changing Drs......!)

Yesterday...me and wlfe went to my now..."former"...neuro...."Dr. Ego"-! skull    (I've been having a lot of neuro issues...after coming down with the flu--past Nov!   Myoclonus.....cramping.....Dx w "benign myoclonus"...BUT.....I try to get to what's going on....& my neuro.....is an 'egomaniac"-!  (Very common....from what I'm reading about neurologists!) smilewinkgrin
He came in....did not look up at me...(i said to myself...uh..oh....!)--and..I was correct-!

He proceeded to (with my wife sitting across the room)- scold me..pointing his finger...!

Told me--
1) I should go to ANY site...! (including this one)...(Pointing his finger!) nono   
2) not send him any articles....on neurolgy....(He has seen them all....AND..."Ive been to medical school...& had 4 yrs of residency...he already ...knows it all!)"
3) said i was..."disrespecting"..him....by not believing in HIS diagnosis!
Told me....IF i continue.......he would "HAVE to release me from his care!" i WANTED to go to the other "movement disorder"....neuro in the group...BUT,,,....He said...."I don't know...if i wanna give him....a 'problem"! smhair
I took umbrage to that comment....& told him....i have 3 other specialists at Jefferson...ENT.....Gastro...Cardio...Have been seeing them.,..many years...NO PROBLEMS! The guy is an egomaniac...& in a way....a bully!
I apologized THREE times! shakehead
Dear HW people.....he continued..."lecturing'..."scolding"...and downright...:"humiliating me"....taking up about 20 minutes of precious time! Also--said..."im curious what Mayo Clinic will say! I doubt they'll tell you anything differently!

(I "feel"....deep in my heart...he RESENTS...me applying AND getting accepted to Mayo---WITHOUT his help! I wrote my OWN "summary letter"...& sent in my test results!)

I had my questions on a 3X 5 card! He did NOT check my reflexes.......address my new symptoms---just watched me walk! Then....said.."I'm running behind......We'll have to stop!" shocked

I was VERY unsatisfied!

Today--I called up the CHIEF neuro---The "big boss"....& he calleed back....an hour later----I and wife on other phone....told story!

The chief neuro listened! Said to me...(and wife)--":Dr. Ego.....is a good Doctor!"...I came back with..."Oh....he may be a good Dr----it's his PERSONALITY I have a problem with!"
 And the usual..."protect & defend"...the DR....nonsense! But.....my objective was achieved--& i'm sure Dr. Ego......will be a bit..."ticked off"...! Too bad! tongue Just thought i'd share this!--Robert

Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/26/2010 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
i am so bleeding lucky to hv family doc gastro and neuro that are there to not just be there ya know
they all listen to my issues n concerns and address each one
i am so sorry u had to deal with ego like that
its not good at all
i wish you all the best and ty for sharing there is many issues with docs ..specialists nowadays that are just let go n it should not be that way imho
tk care n breathe.......
huggs
lyn

Old Hippy
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   Posted 5/27/2010 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Good for you! It's hard to advocate for oneself--when there is a rather large <ego> getting in the way. Last time, I talked to a specialist and told him that I could not afford surgery, & that I had no one to help me afterwards--he wrote down on a report and made it sound like I had refused his help. Well, yes I did, but I had sound reasons to. Anyway, hope this new doc works out for you & take care, L
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