Erik Viirre, MD in La Jolla, California I spent from 1978 to 1985 being poked, prodded and forced to believe I was "making this up" I ended up at a low income clinic after losing yet another job to vertigo. I met a neurologist Dr. CantuRena who saved my life. He did a few in office test and looked at me and told me to tell everyone THIS IS REAL I AM NOT CRAZY and he ordered tons of tests which I qualified for at that time due to no money. I was finally told I had MENIERE'S DISEASE in 1986. However saying that the disease was still "new" and controversal. I basically spent 1986-2010 "training" any doctor I went to, because basically I was more educated in meniere's then they were. I bought every book about it, read everything I could, joined support groups(way before there was the internet), I have file cabinets full of MD articles & paperwork. Luckily I didn't have ANY attacks from 12/99 until 10/2010, then they came back with fury. I finally got on MEDICARE in 7/2010. The very first thing I did was seek out the BEST specialist I could find on Meniere's, and I was Dr. Viirre. I was "lucky" enough to be in full attack mode when I saw him, so he could tell my vertigo was very bad, he also said I had BPV on top of the MD. He put me on other meds, and did these treatments(exercises) in the office, they SAVED ME!!! He had a PT person come to my home three times a week to have me do exercises to cope with balance loss, and also said this person could do those head/neck exercises to relieve the vertigo on the next onset. I finally got a doctor who knew more then I did. I feel very blessed. Knock on wood, its been 16 months since my last vertigo attack, the last one I had lasted 47 days and it sucked!!!!!