Research combined with outreach
Using past diagnosis results as well as some internet searching, Rick came across research papers by Dr. Millett describing suprascapular neuropathy (SSN). SSN is a rare shoulder condition where an important nerve becomes entrapped or compressed and results in pain, weakness and fatigue of the shoulder. Dr. Millett has treated many patients with this rare condition and has written about it in peer-reviewed publications.
Rick’s research suggested that SSN seemed to be a possible cause of his shoulder problems. What led Rick to Dr. Millett were his years of experience with complex shoulder issues including SSN. He sought out Dr. Millett to diagnose and perform the technically demanding SSN surgery that other surgeons could not.
“During my first visit, I could tell that both Dr. Millett and his Physician’s Assistant Brian Davis had a clear understanding of my problem and were confident that they could identify and resolve the SSN entrapment,” said Rick. “ It was incredible how a facility and doctors with such excellent reputations, could also make me feel like I was their only priority during my visit, with virtually no wait and a willingness to take time to answer all my questions. Their specific knowledge and expertise is what I was needing to get resolution to this elusive and rare problem.”