My UPMC docs I have just seem like they can careless about my conditions as many times Ive had one infront of them, on top of only seeing them every 6 months.
Much younger then u & me as i would say late 20’s early 30’s! Im thinking this is crazy as I need a doctor closer to my age that has more grains & no’s what a CT or MRI can read!!
The ct & mri where on my ankle & she knew it but said to me that she doesn't no how to read them! As i said to my friend last night ... the basic doctor should b able to read any medical report! But this doctor could not read it!!
@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member How old is your doctor that he/she does not know how to read a CR or MRI? My neurologist is at least in his late 60s but more likely in his 70s, but he knows how to read them.
He is just more old school in the medications that he uses with Tegretol being his favorite starter anticonvulsant. Some of the medications that my friends on here are on, I had not heard of before I met you all here.
Brigitte, What do u think of the new doctors that cant even read a cr or mri? I couldn't believe it when ny doctor said that to me. Thinking of moving to a different doctor that knows more!!
@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member There is also another factor that goes with too many doctors as they get older: they tend to believe in only the good old ways. Thus, they are less likely to try new medications and innovations and read the reports of the most recent research.
A few years back my neurologist got upset with me and said that it was all my fault that I had not achieved the seizure-free state recently or more than a year in the time that he has been my neurologist. He will always defend the medications and (on paper) the combinations of them that he is giving me should make me seizure-free. I vented about it at the time, but I didn't hold it against him (he was having a bad day and returned to his old self by my next visit). He had warned me last year that the most recent increase (that he did then) was the safest increase that he could do on my second anticonvulsant and the first was already at that level. If it did not succeed, then he was going to have to schedule me to go to Boston to a seizure center/Neuroscience center in one of the large hospitals there.
Unfortunately, Massachusetts is not at a level of opening back up that he can do so yet for me. However, by just increasing the Clonazepam by half a pill in the morning a month+ ago, he has got me to a seizure-free state that is holding up in spite of the extra stress with all that is going on in the USA and the world. Maybe, by the time that he is able to schedule to go the the center, I will be able to tell him about how many months I had been seizure-free.