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  • pulpfictionfan

    My husband was diagnosed with MS in 1999. He was originally diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting but now they call it Secondary Progressive. Over the years we have had some of the very best neurologists but one moved to another city and the other just retired. The office my husband was going to no longer "specializes" in MS but in Epilepsy. The place has changed tremendously over the last several years.

    We are now looking for a new neurologist and wonder if anyone would have some ideas about who we could see?

    Also, I am looking for MS support groups in the Grand Rapids, MI area.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!
    M

  • MS_Navigator_Carla
    Hi pulpfiction fan,

    I found some neurologists and self-help groups in our database near Grand Rapids:

    Doctors-Neurologic Care
    Gary Miller, D.O
    2000 Burton St SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49506-4670
    Phone: 616-241-1122
    Fax: 616-241-2067
    CompanyURL: www.garymillerdo.com  Comments: Neurologist.
    Approved by Clinical Advisory Committee.
    Hospital Affiliations: Metropolitan in Grand Rapids and Pennock in Hastings.
    Seeing patients with MS.
    Hours: Mon - Wed 9am - 4:00pm
    Facility is accessible.
    Eligibility Req. : Eligibility: Physician referral needed. Call for an appointment.
    Insurance Accepted: Private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare. 

    Doctors-Neurologic Care
    Herman Sullivan, M.D
    Hauenstein Center
    St Mary's Health Care Neuroscience Program
    220 Cherry St SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4608
    Phone: 616-685-5050
    Fax: 616-685-8962
    CompanyURL: www.mmpc.com  Comments: Neurologist.
    Approved by Clinical Advisory Committee.
    Hospital Affiliation: Spectrum Health
    Seeing patients with MS.
    Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Facility is accessible.
    Eligibility Req. : Physician referral needed. Call
    for an appointment.
    Insurance Accepted: Private insurance, Medicare and limited Medicaid. 

    Doctors-Neurologic Care
    John Visser, M.D
    Spectrum Health Med Group
    3322 E Beltline Ct NE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49525-9480
    Phone: 616-456-9104
    Fax: 616-456-5594
    CompanyURL: www.mmpc.com  Comments: Neurologist. Approved by Clinical Advisory Committee.
    Accessible facility: yes
    Hospital Affiliation: Spectrum Butterworth
    # patients with MS: many
    Clinical trials: yes
    Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm, Mon - Fri
    Eligibility Req. : Intake: Dr. referral needed. Call for more information.
    Insurance: Accepts most insurances. Medicaid accepted. 


    I found this group in the area:

    Emotional Support-Self-help Groups/Support Groups-Chapter Affiliated
    Grand Rapids Self-Help Group
    Mary Free Bed Hospital
    235 Wealthy St SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503-5247
    Phone: 616-459-5543  Comments: Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at Mary Free Bed Hospital. Group is led by Mary Lou Duma. Please contact her at 616-459-5543 before attending the meeting to verify that it has not been cancelled or rescheduled. This group focuses on emotional support in group discussion and occasional guest speakers.
    ...
    Eligibility Req. : Open to persons with MS, friends and family 


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    I hope this helps!

    Carla
  • pulpfictionfan
    Anyone?
  • leesa
    Hi I was dx 2 years ago I see dr christopher glesson at st marys neuro clinic. You may not be able to se him long story. But there is a woman that treats ms there that is very good. Good luck. I am on avonex and feeling good!
  • pulpfictionfan
    Yes, it does, very much! Thanks!
  • purejoy
    Hi there! New to this group - I've been diagnosed since 2000. I also have been to some of the "best" neurologists. I am currently with Dr Herman Sullivan at the Hauenstein Neuro clinic - I see that someone already put his info on this combo - I am completely satisfied with the care I am receiving and will recommend Dr Sullivan