COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND
SURGEONS OF SASKATCHEWAN
211 Fourth Avenue South
Saskatoon, Sask S7K 1N1
I request that the enclosed material be placed permanently on file with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan. The material relates to neurologist Dr. Wine of Saskatoon.
I was referred to Dr. Wine regarding persistent dizziness and loss of consciousness (LOC) episodes. I had a recent positive EEG which happened to be read by Dr. Voll. My referring GP did ask Dr. Wine to repeat an electromyogram (EMG) to clarify whether a focal nerve problem was contributing to the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy in my right foot. This is not academic, but has practical implications namely whether localized treatment may alleviate my RSD and whether I can avoid the risk of sympathetic blocks.
I also wanted to discuss my long-term residual fatigue per Guillain-Barre and the potential for adapting treatments from post-polio syndrome. These questions are well supported by my chart and by the medical literature. My goal is to modify the underlying disease process rather than just palliating symptoms for the rest of my life.
I saw Dr. Wine on April 3, May 15, and May 28 of 2001, and I have written him two letters. Apart from my first visit, all my communication was aimed at undoing the errors in his reports. This should not be necessary: My dizziness onset in 1994, but has been consistent in character with the exception of three severe breakthrough LOC (loss of consciousness) episodes. This all could be adequately outlined in a single page. There is something wrong when three office visits and two letters are needed from the patient to straighten out the facts.
This is no mere communication breakdown. Dr. Wine is unable to process complex information. He panics when required to do so. Dr. Wine also is engaged in a war with neurologist Dr. Voll, but I emphasize this appears one-sided and Dr. Voll does not share the hostilities, to my knowledge. I would like to know whether other patients have had similar experiences with Dr. Wine, and whether the College can disclose this information.
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