Dr. Bowen James didnt manage my MS. My last brain MRI showed 6 new lesions.
I wanted to talk about it, but he said “oh, that’s nothing, they’re old.
There is *really* nothing to worry about.” Flash forward 6 months: i have a new neurologist.
She walks in and immediately starts discussing my last brain MRI and notes I haven’t had a spinal MRI for 7 years.
After talking about my symptoms for a while, she said “sounds like you’ve probably already progressed to SPMS”.
Dr Bowen is just floating his way to retirement, he doesn’t care anymore. Don’t go to Swedish for MS treatment.
He’s the head of the MS Center. Im going to contact NMSS if all of my labs and spinal MRI come back showing decline and see what i can do about stopping sloppy doctor care.
I’m pissed at myself for staying with him for so long.