Looking for migraine doctors?

When you need proper treatment, how do you find migraine doctors that can really help you?

Here are some suggestions for finding a doctor, some online directories of doctors, and a chance to have your say about your experiences!

Do I have the right doctor?

Here are some questions to ask yourself if you're wondering about switching doctors:

  • Does my doctor listen to my concerns, or does she seem to just brush me off or not believe me?
  • Does my doctor seem to know about the proper diagnosis and treatment of migraine?
  • Is my doctor willing to try new things or has she given up?
  • Does my doctor take the time to listen to me, or is she always in a hurry?

If these questions bring out some concerns, you have a couple of options. If you're generally happy with your doctor, you might want to try talking to her about your concerns. If that doesn't help, take a look around for a new doctor (see below).

It's important that you're satisfied, because not only do you need clear, correct information, but you also need to stay motivated yourself to keep trying new things.

Another helpful article:
How to find out if your doctor is competent to treat migraine (from MAGNUM)

Finding migraine doctors

There are directories online of migraine specialists that can get you started:

Other migraine websites will give you information upon request:

You can also try posting a request on a newsgroup, such as Yahoo!'s Migraine Group.

We've also started a series of articles to show clinics and doctors that have been recommended by our community.  Here are the areas we've talked about so far:

For more tips and resources, visit our migraine specialist page.

Have you had a bad experience with your doctor?

It's important for other migraineurs and their doctors to hear your stories, because they can help us all make better choices in the future. If you had a bad experience, or even a funny one, with headache doctors or a general doctor, please take a couple of minutes to write your story in the box below. We may feature the best stories in an upcoming article!

Have you had a frustrating trip to the doctor?

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

Books by migraine doctors

Here are some books that have been recommended in the past on this website, written by migraine specialists. If you're not sure if your doctor is being a help, sit down with a cup of hot milk and visit with some of the better known headache doctors in the world!

§ Read a review of the book by Dr. Alexander Mauskop of the New York Headache Clinic

§ Conquering Your Migraine by Dr. Seymour Diamond of the Diamond Headache Clinic

§ Migraine - What Works! By Dr. Joseph Kandel and Dr. David Sudderth

§ Migraine and Other Headaches by Dr. William B. Young and Dr. Stephen D. Silberstein

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