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Concussion and whiplash Recommended specialists?

#1 User is offline   Bubbly 

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 02:22 PM

Hi all,

I’m in the throes of an ACC appeal and review for concussion and whiplash cover declined post motor vehicle accident last year and have been denied treatment for the past seven months, resulting in a subsequent concussion. ACC sent me to Barry Snow in Auckland, who deemed my symptoms are due to undiagnosed migraines all my life (concussion #12 now) which we all know is not the case. (Do NOT see this man if ACC refers you to him!)

I’m hoping to ascertain which specialists to steer clear of and if anybody has found any particularly good ones as I need to seek sound second opinions from a neurologist and an orthopaedic specialist in the Whangarei or Auckland District. I can recommend Whangarei ortho specialists Andrew Herbert and Johnny Manson be avoided from my experience.

Grant Thompson (Ortho) has been suggested and Peter Bergen (Neuro) but I’m finding the three neurologists I have contacted are declining to see me, I suspect because two of them work at Auckland Medical Specialists also and do not want to contradict a colleague. So I’m finding myself stuck seeking appropriate second opinions as I do not trust anyone ACC insists I see, from past experience.

Any suggestions, experiences, recommendations and names to avoid etc much appreciated.


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 06:36 PM

Ask for a copy of the questions ACC provided to this specialist

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