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Re: psychopharm consultation - NYC or NC

Posted by svevo1922 on December 15, 2001, at 21:24:52

In reply to psychopharm consultation - NYC or NC, posted by Elizabeth on December 15, 2001, at 12:04:05

Here are two people who have been recommended to me in the past: Jack Gorman, Steven G. Wager. I don't know what their "standing" is, but I remember seeing a guide to psychotropic drugs by Gorman in a bookstore some time ago. There's something called the Castle-Connelly guide that purports to list the "best" doctors in various specialties by geographical area. I've seen it in paperback and it may also be on the Web. New York Magazine also publishes an annual issue that claims to list the "best" doctors. But they may use the Castle-Connelly listings, I don't know.

If you'd like someone with a research background, why not call the relevant departments at Columbia, NYU and other top med schools and teaching hospitals, even Bellevue. I once poked fun at Bellevue but was told it's actually a very good hospital and they see quite a range of conditions.

Instead of someone with a significant research background (which you don't insist on), wouldn't you be more interested in a clinician who sees lots of patients over time and also keeps up with the latest developments? Aren't researchers, in general, not "people-oriented?"

Last suggestion: Try to contact Andrew Solomon, author of the Noonday Demon through his publisher.
He must have a lot of contacts, or he may have listed them on a Web site.

> I'm interested in getting a consultation with a psychopharmacologist who's well-known, respected, etc., who might have ideas that could help me (I've tried most conventional AD and augmentations with limited success). I'd prefer a person with a research background (since researchers are usually most likely to know about nontraditional techniques), but that's not an absolute must.
> Does anyone know of any such people? I'm currently in NC and would be willing to travel within the state; I could also see someone in NYC or DC without much difficulty since I have relatives in both places.
> This would be a one-time thing; the idea is to get some recommendations from someone who's well-known and well-respected to help me convince whatever doctor around here I end up seeing to try stuff that they wouldn't be willing to try otherwise.
> Thanks!
> -elizabeth




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