Re: Sis/Post Polio Patient in Oregon/Doctor or help
Sis, I am sorry it has been two months and looks like no one replied. I have only just now joined this group. In Portland, I very highly recommend a doctor named Marie Valleroy (or second choice her partners in Rehab Medicine, PC). They are located near Good Sam Hospital downtown. She knows all about post polio and has been treating me since late 80s. She is tremendously helpful, caring, considerate of all troubles and costs, can cut thru the bs quickly to help with all matters: reaching diagnosis, relief from various symptoms in a variety of ways, assistive devices, insurance coverage for post polio, getting disability benefits if necessary, on and on. Dr. Ward at that partnership also knowledgeable of post polio but not as fabulous as Valleroy. After years of figuring out what to do, I have had some years of reduced symptoms and increased ability by taking Rx for one ultram a day for pain and fatigue; one vistaril at night for pain, muscle spasm and sleep; use an electric scooter whenever needing to stand or walk more than a few minutes or any store larger than a 7/11. My best to you.