I've arrived at the conclusion to switch neurologists after seeing one for 11 years. The current doctor and his staff are very indiffrent--if not hostile, and I believe they have deliberately avoided responding to calls, requests for tests, perscriptions, etc., because of their indifference.
Moreover, the neurologist has been censured by the state board two years ago, because he was found to be renewing pain medication without new evaluations with patients. As a result, the neurologist has become defensive with patients having nothing to do with his infractions, and recently, as he was talking about physical therapy, he immediately starting saying "i'm not making any money on this / not getting kickbacks..." I was taken back, since i've never discussed anything other than MY own personal medical issues.
Dragging his feet about setting MRI appointments, and a general combative tone has led me to make this decision. I need someone who is seriously interested in preserving/improving my health, not one who is self-interested and seemingly hostile when serious medical questions are asked of him (ex. asking about the side effects of the MS drugs he's trying to push).
With many frightening physical effects making me a shattered, nervous wreck (and i know of no distraction or relaxation exercises that help), I need to act as soon as possible. I guess i'm wondering how many of you have faced the same problem--especially at a critical time?