Best CIDP Doctor

August 9, 2006 at 3:00 pm

Hi Julia,
For three years I went through various neurologists, once because I moved from San Diego to a north county city of Oceanside, and another time because I felt the neurologist kept saying, “okay-thanks for the update on what’s been happening…now lets see what else will happen”-over and over.
I am currently with a group of neurologists of which I am very pleased with my current neurologist, Dr. Gregory Sahagian. Last year, when they had whittled it down two a couple possibilities, while I was in the hospital for a month, they decided to send me to UCSD, which is a teaching hospital. There, besides being seen by residents in the Neurology program, I was seen by their teacher. After 4 days, I was returned back to my original hospital, with the suggestion of being seen by one of the three top and senior neurologists in the county. One of them was available, and I saw Dr. Geoffrey Sheean, of whom I was very pleased with. He is the Director of multiple departments. He has a great personality, and is very knowledgeable.
He was the one who gave me my final diagnosis back in this past January, and gave further instructions to my current neurologist, who happens to be his past student. Here is the website to read about him:
(link deleted by Administrator)
I went back to my current guy, as I get along very well with him and his assistant, both in addressing problems, and the treatment process.
I don’t know where you live, but I hope this might help. By the way, because Dr. Sheean is such a busy specialist, he must be referred by a current neurologist, and only after he reviews your charts, does he decide if he will see you or not.
Perhaps, like I did, even if you flew in to see him, dealt with your issues, and had him refer you to the best doctor, in his impression, in your area.