personality of neurologist that have had through the years, their attitude and care for the patient or a neurologist that was just a 'fill the perscription and don't ask questions' doctor.
My neurologist is amazing. I've known him for twenty yrs now and he is always very thorough in all aspects of your life in what could be causing my seizures.
Like you, Denise, I've had both and currently searching for one, who will honor my current Medicare advantage plan and care about my seizures. It took 8 years for any physicians in PA, NY, NJ ,VA, & TX to even recognize epilepsy. It was actually recognized by the technician operating the MRI.
I asked this because of living 40 yrs with docs. My first 1 was 13 and had my 1st doc, his famous question was "what was it like?" I had no idea to tell him, it was all new to me. I just always told him "it's a feeling" the doc had no clue what I was going through, I never felt comfortable or loved by him, I had him until I left high school. At that time I just told him "you tell me what it was like." Put him in his place with no answer. He didn't like me after that. The I had to start seeing different doctors because I didn't have insurance and always felt like I was just a problem. Seizures made me distant and a loner since I was 13. Then when I was in Texas (years down the road when I was married and had 3 children) the doctors there were only distant, I had to go to the walk in clinic at the hospital in downtown Dallas. The seizures got worse and my ex-wife left me and took my children since seizrues were way out of control and I didn't blame her because I couldnt stand myself. I had to fly back up to ME where my parents and family was. There I had my first neruologist, a woman (quite attractive too) who really cared. But I started our relationship as patient and doctor with these words, "I need a doctor who won't just take my hand to nose and test my strength with my eyes closed, or walking in a straight line without my eyes open, I need a doctor who will listen to me if I have questions and not just rush me in and out like all the other doctors, if you can't make the time than I will need to find a doctor who will" Her eyes were surprised and taken in, but after that for 10 years she made the time. At that time we bacame like friends between doc and patient, she was retiring and leaving Maine and she told me "you are the only patient I spent 20 to 25 minutes with in all her years" I asked her "do you regret it?" she said 'no' and that was how we left. After that I left maine (with my new wife for the last 20 yrs) and came to FL with her parents and fam. When I got here I saw an old man (doc) to get meds but not caring, since he was retiring. Then I had the bad seizrue with a car accident which lead me to a neuro who had me have a brain surgery. He was real nice and friendly but then I had meningitis and hope went down hill. I lost the help for SSDI so I had to go to Epl. Foundation to get help. I got 2 diff. docs where the most uncaring jerks and turned one into the state. The I finally told the foundation I needed a doc who cared. I then went to a hosp, 2 hrs drive from home. I told her the same thing and she's been as good as the doc in ME. Doc's make all the difference in the world.
I have had a doctor that didnt care for amything would just ask one or two questions but would not sit down for nothing an was constantly in and out the room. At one point we got into a big argument cause I found out one of the medications he was given me was harmful and at the time in N.Y.C on the news they were taken adults and kids off the medication. Then I just switched Neurologist and the new neurologist was loveable kind and sweet til this day ever since I left NY my old Neurologist I had switched to still keeps in contact with me. So there are Neurologist doctors that are all for the money and not for the patients interest for their health condition
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