View Full Version : NOT a good ped M.D.

02-15-05, 09:42 PM
Is it ok to post that someone is NOT good??

I hope so! If not-- feel free to delete. Sorry!

Ok-- Dr. Alshansky in Danbury (ped neurologist) is not worth your time.

She seems to pretty much base her practice on the 1983 view of ADHD, knows NOTHING about how little girls present, and-- if you DO decide to go-- seriously, don't bother-- just send along the teacher's checklist b/c she will only spend about 7 minutes with your child, not really look at your parents' checklist, and pretty much blow off all you say in favor of the teacher's checklist.

Oh-- and if your child is not struggling in school yet, reeeaaaallllly don't bother. She does not believe there is ADHD until the teacher complains, or there are grade problems. (Like-- she does not see PREVENTION as valuable at all. You must wait for failure to occur to say a child has ADHD.)

~~Rachael ;-)

02-16-05, 12:03 AM
Rachael, been there.

I'm still learning, but am beginning to come to the conclusion that the best bet for an accurate assessment / diagnosis if from a psychologist who is an expert on ADD - even better if they have it themselves. The system fails us when we are referred to a specialist who is looking for physical evidence while ADD is a behavioural diagnosis, at this time.

11-24-05, 09:42 PM
Alshansky was our ped neurologist for a couple of years -- treated my DD for epilepsy with depakote sprinkles with follow ups every few months. We started feeling "dismissed" by her too and asked our pediatrician for a recommendation for a new neurologist.

They gave us a few recommendations and as fate would have it, we ended up with Dr Bruce Roseman in White Plains -- an awesome person. He had a different view of our daughter and said that the type of epilepsy we were told she has was not what she had and also suggested that depakote was too drastic. An EEG confirmed his initial opinion and now my DD is on a very low dose of neurontin once a day at night for benign rolandic epilepsy. The same daughter has ADD and thankfully Dr Roseman also treats ADD patients. His approach is a conservative medication approach and he is not a therapist but he takes time with you and has just een amazing. We have seen him three times now for my daughter and each appointment lasted over an hour. Last week I made an appointment with him and began my own treatment. He spent an hour and a half with me. I would recommend Dr Roseman to anyone looking for a neurologist in the White Plains area (we live in CT near Danbury). They have a website at

12-07-05, 05:14 PM
dr laura lee stapleton of the groton womens medical center.... she is a really awful doctor , if anyone has any questions let me know