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What to do when you get a letter saying your Neurologist has left the practice
Posted: Friday, October 22, 2021 12:05 PM
Joined: 12/31/2020
Posts: 1

No notice he is gone, I called & asked they say they have no info on where.  They have one young Dr in office accepting new patients, she concentrates on headaches, no mention of Alz.  I am kind of in a panic.  What to do?
Iris L.
Posted: Friday, October 22, 2021 2:45 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18707

What a disappointment!  You might begin with the new doctor and ask for a referral or recommendation to a dementia specialist. 

Or call the Helpline and ask a Care Consultant for names of suitable doctors in your area.  

If you are a member of a support group, ask some of the members about their own doctors.  

I wish you success in finding a knowledgeable doctor for yourself!



Jo C.
Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:47 AM
Joined: 12/9/2011
Posts: 13690

Sometimes, a medical office will not give out information as to where a physician has gone to.  I have had this happen; I used Google with the name of the doctor and city and found the information as to where the physician had moved to. 


Michael Ellenbogen
Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2021 12:58 PM
Joined: 11/30/2011
Posts: 4499

What was the full name of the doctor you had and were he last worked?
Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2021 8:14 PM
Joined: 7/17/2020
Posts: 344

When my wife’s neurologist moved on, her case was reassigned to one of his colleagues. I would suggest asking them if they have another neurologist on staff or if they can recommend one.


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