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    confusing,conflicting,multiple Dx,s

    went to columbia medical yeterday in nyc.to the top neuromuscular specialist in this field .this was a third opinion,only because of two previouss conflicting Dx,s.we saw another doctor first,dr. habib who btw is very nice and pleasant before dr.mitsumoto for about an hour and a half of...
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    columbia medical center ,nyc

    yes,this was a third opinion,only because of two previouss conflicting Dx,s.we saw another doctor first,dr. habib whobtw is verynice and pleasant before dr.mitsumoto for about an hour and a half of testing and consultation,good thing i had a timeline printed out besides my other emg/ncv...
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    columbia medical center ,nyc

    ok,thats who im seeing there ,according to the directions ,they have a parking garage right there,cant beilve its that much money per hr,as for valets dont trust them use it, need it,im walking every chance i get untill if that ever does come ,i can still walk for miles at a time just...
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    columbia medical center ,nyc

    has anyone visited this center for testing and evaluation.how did you find the treatment and professionalisism,and where do youpark with or w/o handicapped tag access .TIA
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    confusing,conflicting,multiple Dx,s

    my wife jus called me a little while ago and said we have an appt at columbia mediacal in nyc on 11/7,that good,its at 830 am with the rush hour,thats not good.where does one park around there w//hanicapped tags.on hospital gronds or off site
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    confusing,conflicting,multiple Dx,s

    do you have a name of a specailist at columbia for referal to use for our ins co
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    confusing,conflicting,multiple Dx,s

    we plan on it,as we speak my wife is geting approval for out of plan insurance network coverage at columbia med in nyc. beth israel was my choice pick columbia has both pakinsons and als testing and phschians who specialize in those fields,were just waiting for a doctors name either...
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    confusing,conflicting,multiple Dx,s

    my wifes insurance now said we can go out of plan network since they dont have any specialists in thiers ,they mentioned columbia medical in nyc,so thats a good thing,since they have a seperate dept for parks and als,just need to have a doctors name, so if you have one to reccomend in...
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    still here

    i know where your coming from,and feel for you as i may be there one day,but for now i take it as it comes,i have been recently Dx with ALS after 2-3 yr of back and forth Dx of parinsonianism and parkingsons.i ve been a mc rider for over 30 rs,and las t year sold my two wheler ad no have a...
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    confusing,conflicting,multiple Dx,s

    might need an md degree just to make sense of it. received the test reults report back that i asked for from westchester(2nd opinon emg ) from 8/08 that supposedly ruled out ALS that the first emg proved from 5/08 still waiting on the first one conclusion were ncv in the upper...
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    confusing,conflicting,multiple Dx,s

    guess i should use spell check first since it wont let you edit my own post
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    confusing,conflicting,multiple Dx,s

    sound slike exactly wjat im going through and are experienceing /i wass working at thesame job for 31 years untill they closed ,so i retrained,got my cdl license appx 1 1/2 years ago.but didnt have much of a chance with the symptoms so obvious. also still ride a mc,but its one with a...
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    confusing,conflicting,multiple Dx,s

    thanks for the reply
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    confusing,conflicting,multiple Dx,s

    you would think so,even with muscle weakness in arms and weight loss /wasting atrophy in neck,shoulders, upper torso .the neurologist at westchester medical said that if it was ALS it would have been more advanced by nowand she was 100% sure it wasnt ALS.i think its time to see an ALS...
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    confusing,conflicting,multiple Dx,s

    no tremors,no breathing problems ,first symptoms were speech slurring ,thoughtt was stroke,along with weakeningneck muscles after that
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