Doctors you would recommend in your area.

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  1. Buffy-Again

    Buffy-Again New Member

    I thought this would be helpful.....

    I live in Minnesota....I would recommend going to The University of Minnesota Medical Center. They have a department of Otolaryngology and the doctor I happened to see was Dr. Samuel Levine. He is a professor of Neurotology. He has a good bed side manner and knows what he is talking about.

  2. vertigo247

    vertigo247 One cannot think crooked and walk straight.

    The House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, California. I've heard it's one of the best.
  3. blessedx3

    blessedx3 New Member

    I'll second the House Ear Institute. Supposed to be great. I see Dr. Maceri at USC in LA and love him!
  4. tucker

    tucker The Meniere's DVD Guy!

    Dr. Michael Paparella
    701 25th Ave S Ste 200
    Paparella Ear Head Neck Inst
    Minneapolis, MN 55454

    Would be my doctor of choice now.
  5. jwinnv

    jwinnv New Member

    I live in Las Vegas and, sad to say, I have been to two doctors here and both have inept and uncaring.

    I will be trying a new doctor here soon though, he is an allergist/pulmonologist (sp).

    Also, I plan to travel to Southern California to go to the House Ear Institute in a couple of months.

  6. LisaB

    LisaB New Member

    I am in MI and go to the Michigan Ear Institute, Dr. Jack Kartush. I couldn't have gotten better or more empathetic care. Several here go there. One day when things were horrible I called the clinic, and since he couldn't fit me in he called me and I sat in the middle of my back yard crying as he talked me through it. He is so incredibly kind. Lisa


    Dr. Michael Jakobsen
    26726 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 200
    Mission Viejo, CA 92691
    (949) 364-4361

    Excellent group. I know others who go here. All give thumbs up. This is my doctor in particular and he really understands the disease. I highly recommend them.
  8. barcl003

    barcl003 Guest

    Dr. Paparella also. Minneapolis, MN. I've heard good things about Dr. Levine also.
  9. Its Back

    Its Back New Member

    How about New Jersey?
  10. cdedie

    cdedie Designed by DizzyNBlue

    I'm loving my new Doc's!!! Dallas - U.T. Southwestern Medical Center Dept. of Otolaryngology. Have seen 2 Doc's there and my current one is Dr. Kutz who did a Fellowship at the House Ear Institute!!!! He's great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. dizzydi

    dizzydi New Member

    Dr Marlan Hansen the University of Iowa, He's very good at listening to your issues and a good bed side manner. He has my trust competly.
  12. dizzy teacher2

    dizzy teacher2 New Member

    I live in MA Mass Eye and Ear Institute is fabulous. I see Dr. Rauch. Great doctor, very knowledgeable, but low on bed side manners.
  13. utalledo

    utalledo Paradise

    I live in Virginia saw 2 dr.s they didn't do any good, one in Potomac ENT & the other one G. Neas with KAiser Permanente horrible experience since he just told me to take a Valium and lay down and he also said I'm sorry! .....they say that because they don't have MM, I'm sure if they ever have they will try to find a solution.
  14. JessiesGirl

    JessiesGirl New Member

    Dr. Eric Smouha at Mt. Sinai in NYC. This guy literally saved my life. He's smart, sane, caring, open minded, very up to date on all the latest protocols, and encourages you to be a partner in your own treatment. He's also so non-arrogant, I can't help but wonder if he realizes he's a doctor. He's also a scientist, and his passion is research, so he's always going to conference and looking into new treatment protocols, which means if it's out there, he knows about it. I can't say enough good things about this guy.
  15. iowatriker

    iowatriker New Member

    Dr Theninger in Omaha. Did my VNS. Called large ENT clinics in Sioux City, Sioux Falls, Orange City and they all send there MM patients to Dr Theninger. Went to Dr. Paparella first for a shunt surgery which failed. I only saw him on the first visit setting up the surgery. 3 more followup visits I never saw him. Dr Theninger is a extremely careing and hands on Dr. My wife transfered her records to him for her ear care.
  16. June

    June New Member

    I hope this thread makes it to the database when it quits being updated so we can refer back when we need it. How do you get threads promoted?
  17. LisaB

    LisaB New Member

    I know Ray can move it into the database, other wise I don't know. Lisa
  18. sjwo1

    sjwo1 Hiking Utah

    Notice the importance of bedside manner. Combine that with a med school research facility and usually you are in good shape. "Local" ENTs didnt do the trick for me. I like Emory in Atlanta. I also like Hain in Chicago. But many really brag on House Clinic in LA. Lots of good ones. And dont be shy to get more than one consults as your disease matures.
  19. Willie Marie

    Willie Marie New Member

    Dr. Jeffrey Paffrath
    Middle Tennessee Ear,Nose & Throat Clinic
    Murfreesboro, TN

    He is great--he listens (and that is a BIG thing to me) and he seems to care. He WANTS you to feel better!
  20. blessedx3

    blessedx3 New Member

    Have to add- I just started at House Ear Institiute and love it- I see Dr. Derebery and she is very kind, compassionate and knowledgeable. As she was giving me statistics on clinical trails for tnew treatments I realized- she was the one conducting most of the research! My hubby looked her up on some board of neurotology (can't remember where he saw it) and was concerned at first that her name wasn't even on the list- then he realized it was at the top- she's the President! :) Great doctor so far, up on very latest in treatments.

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