Ur friend is lucky to have someone like u advocating for them ....we do have a list of drs that members add their chiari dr to....u need to research the dr...just bcuz the drs name is on the list does not mean they r a chiari specialist, just means they have treated chiari.....it is also not meant as a referral...just a starting point.
http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Chiari-Malformation/LIST-OF-CHIARI-SPECIALISTS/show/1293483 Notice there r not chiari drs all over, so ur friend may have to travel.....so they will have to check with their insurance as well, and we do have a page in out Health Pages called Links...it has links to non profit orgs that will fly a patient free to a location of r a dr visit as well as surgery....there r several chiari drs that have local lodging for patients at very discounted rates near their locations to help defray costs for out of town patients.
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