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  • misslux
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    Are you able to get into one of the MS clinics?

    http://mssociety.ca/bc/clinics.htm

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  • Azaelea
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    Originally posted by Wordsgood View Post
    Think I somehow missed this thread before.

    I'm in BC. Waiting lists and doctor situation here is baaaddd!

    But hello my fellow Canucks!
    I soo hear you on the wait lists and bad doctor situation here in BC.
    the only thing keeping me going is an amazing psychiatrist as I'm once again w/o a GP since she was totally incompetant and I'm better of w/o her and going to a walk in clinic instead.

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  • misslux
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    Hi from Toronto

    PPMS here. First had issues when I was living in the US from 2007 to 2012. Moved back a year ago. I have first hand experience with both systems and am SO glad to back!

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  • ratsuchend
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    Hello from Calgary!

    It seems that few Canadians have replied lately to this post, which is a pity as we Canadians are in a very different situation insurance-wise than our American friends generally speaking. Nevertheless, just because the provincial gov'ts in Canada are supposed to pick up health care tab of course doesn't mean that we're free of problems and this blasted disease provides for no shortage of them!
    I'm posting this only to say hello. Quite a few Canadians here and now one more.

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  • aspen
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    St. Mike's

    The gentleman I saw made me feel like I was a doctor-, diagnosis-chasing lunatic :-P. Plus the clinic was SO unorganized and unprofessional -- the receptionist actually rolled her eyes behind this neuro's back when he was being particularly unorganized. I was left with the words, "It's not ms. If it's not ms, it's not our department." (i.e. we're done). Two of the other neuros I observed there seemed VERY good, however, so it's not the whole clinic, and perhaps it was just a Very Bad Day at the office :-).

    Thankfully, I had one more referral, and used it -- I was seen in Kingston yesterday. I had many more neuro tests than they did at St. Mike's (in 1/4 of the time!). He is bringing me back for a whole day of tests, because "although your mri doesn't look like ms, there's something definitely wrong and we need to figure it out."

    Night and day experiences between two ms specialists, for sure. I didn't even want to go yesterday; I was done after the last appointment. So glad my family doctor convinced me to give it one last try.

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  • miss36
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    st.mikes

    I have dr.o'connor he is a great doctor. I am still undiagnosed but he listened to me, asked me questions and did not make me feel like I was making up my symptoms or crazy.

    I found that the receptionists and the tech that did the evoked potentials were in a rush, they seemed to be very disorganized also. And the hallway was the waiting area.

    I did meet any other doctors there. My original appt. was with Selchan. but thanks to my GP she called got me in sooner and with O'Connor. I was very pleased with him.

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  • khloe51
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    Hello from Calgary...

    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to say hi from Calgary... Am I the only one on here from CowTown?

    Krysta

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  • babyduckling
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    I also missed this thread. Edmonton Alberta

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  • Wordsgood
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    Think I somehow missed this thread before.

    I'm in BC. Waiting lists and doctor situation here is baaaddd!

    But hello my fellow Canucks!

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  • aspen
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    I have an ms clinic appointment booked at St. Mike's in Toronto

    Given that the waiting list is a year ... shocked and grateful that I'm being seen quickly.

    They have a new fellow working with Dr. O'Connor, a Dr. Theaudin. Has anyone seen her? How is the clinic?

    Any info appreciated :-). I'm trying to keep my expectations low ...

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  • aspen
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    Thank you!

    You should be able to access my email address now.
    Originally posted by MizMeesha View Post
    Of course I would.

    M

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  • MizMeesha
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    Of course I would.

    M

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  • aspen
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    Very true -- I tend not to be concerned about the "rating" -- my doctor rates low because of a few disgruntled types, but I know for me, he's pretty good. I do find the comments helpful when you can tell they were written by someone who doesn't have a vendetta because they had to wait too long or something silly.

    If I were to open up my email address for a few days, would you be willing to email me?

    Originally posted by MizMeesha View Post
    Aspen,

    I'm seeing a neuro at the Ottawa MS Clinic. I can try answer questions for you.

    P.S I'd not put a lot of faith in the "rate your md" websites.

    M

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  • MizMeesha
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    Ottawa MS Clinic

    Aspen,

    I'm seeing a neuro at the Ottawa MS Clinic. I can try answer questions for you.

    P.S I'd not put a lot of faith in the "rate your md" websites.

    M

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  • Shocked
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    Newbie here

    Live in Meaford.. just moved back

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