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Dr. Frank, Board Certified Physician
Category: Neurology
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Experience:  Board certified general Adult Neurologist, with experience in experimental neuroimaging and neurodiagnostics.
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As there is such a wait list is there a private clinic

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As there is such a wait list is there a private clinic available in Edmonton for possible MS my Grandaughter had been told her referral will take about 9 months and she is suffering everyday.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 11 months ago.

Hi. How can I help? If she has MS, one of the most important findings seen in recent research is the need to start DMTs ( disease modifying therapy) for MS ASAP. Ultimate prognosis or course of the disease depends on it. MS is a clinical diagnosis with " lesions in space and time". So sj

Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 11 months ago.

So she should have a history of separate different neurological problems which Coke and go over time. Does she have that? Get back to me with more information and I will reply. If you have any test results like MRI please upload them minus her name as this is a public forum and I will reply. Dr Frank

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hi. My name is***** am 22 years old and I have every symptom of MS except hearing loss. I have Optic neuritis in my right eye and am completely blind in the right eye and partially color blind in the left. I have severe shooting/tingling pains in my arms and legs. When I go downstairs they shake and I feel like they are about to give out underneath me. I have short term memory problems. Trouble speaking such as forgetting certain words and very bad bladder problems such as urgency, frequency, pain and controlling it. I also have a family history of it on my Mom's side of the family. My doctor gave me a referral but said to expect it to take up to 9 months and this was over 2 months ago. It gets worse everyday I cannot take it. I am exhausted all the time. I could sleep for 14 hours and still be tired. I cannot wait mich longer I feel like I am deteriorating.
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 11 months ago.

You may need to come to the US. Have you contacted the MS society for help? the best clinic for MS in Canada in my opinion is at MNI ( Montreal neurological institute). Contact Dr , Doug Arnold and tell him you cannot be seen and you may have MS. Dr Frank. Alternatively, the Dent Neurological Institute in Buffalo will see Canadian patients at a fee for service basis. I hope that helps. Dr Frank.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
that helps a lot. Thank you. Montreal sounds like a good option. Do you have any idea about costs for going to Buffalo?
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 11 months ago.

I'm afraid I do not. But I know this is a common problem and Dent is working to keep your costs down. They do not get support from the Canadian govt though

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok thank you so much. I will give Montreal a try first.
Expert:  Dr. Frank replied 11 months ago.

You are welcome. Dr Frank