How to choose a dr.

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Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc:28 years old with a right obstetrical brachial plexus injury. 5 surgeries to date with pretty decent results. Last surgery resolved years of pain in my right arm however, I am beginning my journey with overuse in my left arm
Re: How to choose a dr.

Post by hope16_05 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:21 pm

Call and talk to both, see who you feel more comfortable with. Good Luck!
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Amy 28 years old ROBPI from MN

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Re: How to choose a dr.

Post by Beckyerin » Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:55 pm

I am a patient of Dr. Adelson's. I live in pittsburgh. I like him, he's a caring person. I will say though, that he is a proponent of physical therapy as a first measure. If you want to ask me any questions feel free to email me. Oh, and I called Dr. Zagers office for info one time and the receptionist told me that he just takes surgical referrals. This meaning that a neurologist or another doc would diagnose that I need surgery and he would do it. If I was given misinformation and others have seen him for non surgical reasons I would be interested to know


How to choose a dr.

Post by kissygoose » Thu May 29, 2014 3:40 pm

If everything works out ok I think I might be able to see a specialist. But I'm not sure who to pick. I can go to Zager in Philly or Addelson in Pitt but I'm not sure which one to choose. They are the same distance and from what I can tell from their questionaires are pretty much the same. Any suggestions?

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Re: How to choose a dr.

Post by Master DIVER TOM » Fri May 30, 2014 4:46 pm

I tried to get SSD myself without a Lawyer, I got it without a appeal, But then again Both my arms are mess up one from birth erbs, the other torn up driving a semi :shock:
What you really need to do is talk to a lawyer, The lawyer gets paid from the back SSD you get from a award ;)
The Lawyer will have you examine by his doctor, Please Get all your record you have , including any med you take.
Every med counts like Pain med, that relates to any illness, Every think count in a determination.
I can tell your stress, it always a challenge to figured out a way,
Hope this helps, see a lawyer, There seems to be no charge, just to see a SSD lawyer, there always having them on cable :shock: ;)