Local Doctors


Posted by Charles Bostick , Feb 27,2002,17:56   Archive
Hi Everyone,
I'm new to this bulletin board and to this area where I just moved. I recently moved to the central west coast area of Florida, and I'm looking for a Neurologist in the Sarasota to Tampa area that gives Botox injections for BEB. I had my last shots in Jan. and will be due again in April. I could always look in the phone book but I would prefer to get a recommendation from a fellow BEB patient. So, if anyone out there could help me I would appreciate it.
Thanks,
Charlie



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Posted by Delaine Inman , Feb 27,2002,22:50 Top of Thread Archive
There is a Dr. Taldone at the Costal Vision Center in St. Petersburg and he has another office north of there in Clearwater. I saw him and know others who have. He has been giving BOTOX for years and has a great personality. He is also affiliated with the University of South Florida as a Professor. Phone # is 727-796-5594. He is Ophthalmolgist and Oculoplastic surgery specialist. You might give him a try.



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Posted by Charles Bostick , Mar 01,2002,19:31 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks Delaine for the info on Dr. Taldone. I did get a list of Drs. names in the area from BEBRF but his name was not included, there was however, another doc listed from USF. I've only ever gotten injections from one doctor that I've been very happy with, unfortunately he's in PA and I'm now in Fla. So, I've been looking for a doctor that someone has a personal experiance with. Have you personally gotten Botox injections from him Delaine, I notice you live in Tenn?

Thanks for the welcome from both you and June. I'm a retired engineer and builder from Allentown PA. I moved to Sun City Center Fla. last October. At this point I'm not a perminant resident here, I will be going back north in a couple of months.

I'm 68 and had this BEB since 1980 when I was 47. I made my round of doctors like everyone else trying to figure out what my problem was.My opthamologist gave me an article one day from the "Wall Street Journal" describing BEB. After reading it off and on about 20 times I thought, thats not me. That was about 1981. About 1987 I went to a neurologist and after a couple of visits he determined I had BEB. I told him I didn't think thats what I had, so, he told me there wasn't much sence in coming back to see him any more if I didn't believe him. Somewhere along the line Botox was discovered and sometime in the early 1990's I started getting injections about every 3 months. Sometimes they help other times they don't. This last round I got in January don't seem to work as well as the ones I got last October. I may have to get my doseage increased. Anyway, thanks again for the info.
Charlie




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Posted by Delaine Inman , Feb 27,2002,22:54 Top of Thread Archive
Hey Charlie, welcome to the bulletin board. Keep coming back and let us know more about you. I'm an RN from TN. I've had BEB about 3 years and I'm 51. The BEBRF may have a list of docs in the area as well. Have you been in touch with them?



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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Feb 28,2002,04:33 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Charles, and welcome to the beb bb. Sorry to hear you have this disease but you have come to the right place for sharing, caring and advice. Delaine has already given some good advice about local doctors and if you'd like to find out more through the BEBRF Foundation you can access the link below. Their e-mail address (for brochures on beb and list of doctors, etc.) is

bebrf@2000.net

Come back and visit us again, share more about your beb if you care to.

Best wishes.

June in Toronto (beb/meige)

Related link: http://www.blepharospasm.org/




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