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tnevin1

Going to Mayo in MN. without appt.

Posted by @tnevin1 in Brain & Nervous System, Nov 15, 2011

I'm thinking of going to mayo MN. on the 28th of NOV. with no appt to see about neurological problems in my neck, not having any luck at home getting help and waiting on an appt is just to long no matter where i go to. If anyone is going to be up there that week and would like to contact me about sharing living quarters please let me know. Also if anyone has been there without an appt let me know how it went.

Thomas Nevin

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karenerickson

Posted by @karenerickson, Nov 15, 2011

Good luck! I was able to get in for an appointment by a cancelation. I had my doctor send records and a referral before I tried. I also called daily and asked for cancelations. If I remember right, you will need to call in the AM AND after lunch for any cancelations. Make sure you have ALL of your records with you.

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tnevin1

Posted by @tnevin1, Nov 15, 2011

tnk for the reply,il be sure and get everything together before i go.

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menville

Posted by @menville, Apr 3, 2012

Definitely go with an appointment. I met a couple when I was staying in Rochester for 7 months of neurological treatments, tests, etc. and it took them 3 months just to see internal medicine. The Clinic works very different than any other facility I've been to. And Neurology is ALWAYS slammed.

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marma

Posted by @marma, Nov 16, 2011

I would not show up without an appointment especially if you are coming a distance. Call and talk to somebody and tell them it is urgent. My family has been going there since 1985.

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lindal

Posted by @lindal, Nov 17, 2011

My dr. Made appointment and sent records and it still took me months to get in. They go by who is the worst and since no other neurologists knew what to diagnose me with I had to wait for opening. Make sure you take all tests and results that you have, try to put them in order as to most recent first will save time. I was there a week.

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kaz75

Posted by @kaz75, Dec 20, 2011

My neurologist is thinking of referring me there, as I am undiagnosed. I'd be very interested in your experience. I'm new to this whole process. Kathy

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lindal

Posted by @lindal, Dec 21, 2011

Kathy, I would go it was a last resort for me and even though I didn't get as much info on my diagnosis as I liked at least I know I did everything available out there. My condition is very rare and you may be able to find out what is wrong and how to fix it for that it's worth it. They put you on a strict schedule from morning to night and plan on a week. But everyone is very thorough and nice, it takes awhile to get in but when they call you have to go. They also follow up with you when you get home and you can call with questions any time and they are happy to talk with you. It is an amazing place and if it can be found they will find it, in my case they gave me diagnosis but there is no cure so I live each day not knowing but knowing I tried. I wish you luck please keep in touch.

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kaz75

Posted by @kaz75, Dec 21, 2011

I have gone undiagnosed for 9 years. I even tried The Cleveland Clinic, but they weren't helpful at all. I had a bunch of tests and then i finally had to call them. they said, "Oh...everything is fine." It wasn't. I thought that the doctors there would talk to each other, but they don't. I have a bunch of strange test results and no one knows what they mean. At this point I just want to be able to plan for the future. Am i going to die? Will I need a nursing home in 5 years? It's only me so I have to look out for myself. But I don't want to waste money either. That's what happened to me in Cleveland.

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lindal

Posted by @lindal, Dec 22, 2011

Kathy, you have to have one dr that is your main caregiver who gets all reports who can set down and put things together. What about your primary care giver is he willing to do this if not find yourself a new one who cares. I am sorry you have had to go through this, trust me there have been times I was ready to just give up., but I have a very good internist who works with all my other Drs and he is my only one who prescribes for me.if you don't mind tell me what you have been through and were the results maybe we can compare notes and find something on our own to help each other because I too went thru years of I don't know what's causing it. Hope to talk soon. Linda

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