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When a Neurology Department tells you they are breaking up with you

I know if a doctor does not allow me to ask questions or seek clarification, then that is not the doctor for me. But because of that to have an entire department that I have been with for a few years (different doctors as they have a high turn over rate) tell you a neurologist/headache specialist is no longer needed and to go back to your primary care doctor who is not up on the latest treatments feels so yucky.

  1. I'm sorry to hear about this situation, Jenn. I think it's understandable that you want to see a neurologist to treat your migraines. Can you ask your PCP for a referral to another neurologist? I know it's not the same as your old neurologist, but perhaps you might be able to find a practice that is a better fit for you. You deserve to have a doctor who will answer your questions and allow you to seek clarification when you need it.

    Wishing you luck with this, - Cody (Migraine. com Team Member)

    1. Thank you for reaffirming that I deserve to have a doctor who will answer my questions and allow me to seek clarification when I need it. I might write this out and post it on my refigerator with other important papers 😀

  2. Thank you, Cody. There are a few other complications. And it amazes me that in my city, the mecca of healthcare, there are too many doctors who do not see, understand, or respect their patients. I will figure it out - I always do ... how about the doctors try to make a difficult life of chronic illness/migraine a little less difficult and stressful.

    1. - You sound extremely positive in the fact you will figure it all out - wonderful! I want to say "go girl!" You do not want to see these physicians who do not respect you as a person suffering from chronic pain. They did you a favor, now you may find that physician who is going to make things less difficult and stressful. Have faith. Rebecca (CCM & Advc)

      1. Thank you, Rebecca. I really needed to hear that today after what I hope is the last unpleasant interaction. A heartfelt thank you.

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