Hi and welcome to the Chiari forum.
May I ask, was your friend a member here? And if so, what name did they go by here.....
We do have one listing for your state, and it is not a referral nor an endorsement, it is just a place to start with research of Drs, as you have aready found, not all Drs are informed or experienced with Chiari to not only DX but to offer treatment.It is very important to find a Dr that not only knows Chiari and ALL related conditions but is well experienced. Plus you need not only to be confident with the Dr but comfortable with them as well....who is right for one person may not be right for you. Take your time to find that Dr.
BTW- you can do a more conclusive sleep study in your home, as it is over 3 nights in the comfort of home the results tend to be better...NoveSom is the name you want your Dr to look into for that.
Dr. Troy Payner, MD IU Health Methodist Hospital
Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine - Downtown Indianapolis
1801 N Senate Blvd Suite 610
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 396-1300 (Office)
Check with your INS to see where you can travel that your INS will cover.If we have names for that state I will post them for you.