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Posted: 9/7/2010 3:06:47 PM EDT
My wife has been to one and he didn't recommend a single test but rather wanted to write about 4-5 different prescriptions.

The goal is to obtain someone who is current in the latest technologies to know what tests to recommend and is able to diagnose the issue without recommending multiple prescriptions.

Let me know if you have any names.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:24:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 4:24:59 PM EDT by Greenamphibious]
wish I could help. I know of a top notch child neuro here in Tampa... will post anyway in case anyone else needs one

Dr. John R Gunderman

http://www.healthgrades.com/directory_search/physician/profiles/dr-md-reports/Dr-J-Gunderman-MD-8F225F54.cfm
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:22:54 PM EDT
Here's two I know of. Miguel Rivera in Merritt Island and Christopher Prusinski in Melbourne.
Good luck in getting any of them to talk 'normal' to you and your wife. A friend works for Rivera and speaks highly of him.
Prusinski is a little odd, although he does like to race his Ferrari. My dad used to go to Rivera and Mom liked him.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 2:07:21 AM EDT
Dr. Wasim Niazi
1910 US Hwy 1 #101
Rockledge, FL 32955
(321) 636-8366

My step father has MS and has been going to Dr. Niazi for 10 years, he speaks very highly of Dr. Niazi.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 3:36:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JThompson:
My wife has been to one and he didn't recommend a single test but rather wanted to write about 4-5 different prescriptions.

The goal is to obtain someone who is current in the latest technologies to know what tests to recommend and is able to diagnose the issue without recommending multiple prescriptions.

Let me know if you have any names.
Without more details, it can be difficult to make a recommendation. Many Neurologists sub-specialize in 1 small area of Neurology. I know a Neurologist who specialized in "headache", one who specializes in MS, several who do mostly seizures, etc. You might want to seek one of the sub-specialized Neurologists if the diagnosis falls into an area where you can find one.

If the Neurologist in question is pretty sure of the diagnosis, he might not need additional (un-necessary) tests and it might be reasonable to just treat the problem... of course, then again, if the diagnosis is not really clear, additional testing would be THE thing to do in order to nail the diagnosis as treatment is predicated on the nature of the diagnosis...

My wife has a neurologic diagnosis (we live in Palm Beach County) and her local Neurologist referred her to a sub-specialist Neurologist (world known) at the University of Miami. Her treatment at this time is "cutting edge" and she is doing very well... She hates the commute to Miami every month but she does it because it's worth it...

If the problem is worthy of a University level Neurologist, there is the U of M in Miami and the U of F in Gainesville... FWIW...

If you don't mind saying, what it the alleged diagnosis?

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:30:34 AM EDT


http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Steven_Kobetz.html

HealthGrades Five-Star Doctor One of the Best
But; is located in Miami FL.
check out the link and the doctor, check out the rating service of doctors

This is my doctor, I have post polio, and degernitive disk disorder, nerve pain, cronic pain.
He is verry good and rated in the top 100 doctors in florida, and he takes the time needed with you.
there is no rush you through the office to see 100 patients a day

I would highly recomend Dr Kobetz
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:06:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 5:07:31 PM EDT by vanessavy]
I have just gone through 2, one was Hillis who is moving and the other is Patel. They both do different things though but Patel held off on doing injections in my knee until i did PT first since he tries to do less invasive procedures first. I am going back to see if BOTOX will work with the muscle I am having issues with and he also works with BOTOX, not many do so he is a bit ahead of the game perhaps. They are both at Deuk Institute in Titusville but I believe Patel also works out of Palm Bay or Viera 2 times a week. They tested me for EVERYTHNG under the sun, never had so much blood work done in my life. I had a MRI done to make sure nothing in my back was messing up my leg and knee, they also listened to me instead of talking at me. http://www.deukspine.com/ In the end I am fine, go figure so hope the BOTOX shots are the answer

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:47:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 5:49:34 PM EDT by RetLawman]
Oh, this is EASY!!!! Without a doubt, hands-down BEST Neurologist in Brevard County is Dr. Gary Weiss. I've been going to him for over 10 years, and he is the most patient-friendly, simple-language doctor I've ever gone to. Mayo Clinic graduate. He treats all neurologic issues......my personal issues were head injury/stroke, broken neck, broken back and spinal cord injuries. He is VERY thorough, but won't kill you with unneeded crap. He also has a very well-respected partner who specializes in orthpaedic injury.

He has three offices. The main office is in Palm Bay (Babcock/Port Malabar Blvd.), another in Merritt Island and a third in Sebastian. He is dedicated to his patients. Let's put it this way.....he sets appointments on Saturdays and Sundays if he's backed-up, and I've had appointments as late as 9:00pm. BTW, he HATES insurance companies that try to screw their customers with bogus "go home and take an aspirin, you'll be fine" diagnosis. He's one of the few doctors that will actually testify against another doctor that screwed something up.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:48:58 PM EDT
Thanks for all the feedback. We will be going through the list this weekend.

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:50:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2010 3:58:57 AM EDT by JThompson]

If you don't mind saying, what it the alleged diagnosis?


Sharp pain in temple area and when it starts you can actually see it pulsing.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:07:34 PM EDT
I work for a pharmaceutical company and hit up the rep that calls on neuro in the Melbourne territory. Keep in mind that we do this for a living - size up/evaluate/breakdown doctors & their thinking so we can sell to them. Neuros sub-specialize often and that can effect the way in which they diagnose and treat. Medicine is a practice and art much more than a science. It is this fact that many people don't completely comprehend. Splinting a broken arm is one thing, modulating the known 256 different neurotransmitters and their yet to be discovered effects on thought, function, movement, and physiology is complex and constantly changing as our understanding evolves.

There are doctors that we like socially and then doctors that we would send a loved one to because they are the best but are ass-hats. Please make sure that you are taking an active role in treatment. Ask informed questions and if the treatment is a cost effective alternative to more modern options. Remember that generic drugs are 10-20+ years old, as are some techniques for surgery or testing. Most of Neuro is brain chemistry, you treat that with meds more often than surgery. Injuries, some strokes, etc is neurosurgery, a vastly different field. Medicine is a business, like any other product you get what you pay for.

Based on talking to Mike (in territory for 7 years) his recommendations are:

William Sunter - very good with bedside manor. Likes cognitive/function disorders like Parkinson's, MS, Dementias, etc. Is really approachable and knows his stuff. A little older but on the ball. 321-725-4500

Richard Unger - young, brilliant Emory graduate (over the top smart - summa cum laude honors). He loves a challenge but is very busy. He is more cutting edge as far as some treatments as he is still on the pulse of research at Emory. May be hard to get into and you must actively keep him from rushing as he is busy. 321-765-6999

Hope this helps, please IM me if you need anything else.
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