Rate Dr. Marie H. Saint-Hilaire
Dr. Marie H. Saint-Hilaire's Ratings
This is a difficult review for me to write. She *is* a very decent and caring doctor. She *is* an expert in movement disorders and she was generous in time and effort with me. I liked her as a person. But: My PD is somewhat atypical and it took a year and a DATScan to convince her that I did in fact have PD and wasn't malingering or a hypochondriac. I let this go as her being super thorough. Then I developed extreme leg pain, first needing a cane, then being unable to stand properly or walk any distance. I was offered anti-depresseants. What I needed was x-ray/MRI as the problem was spinal arthritis/osteophytes/stenosis. I feel it should have been well within her wheel-house as a neurologist to order the right studies. So while she is the best (AFAIK) for movement disorders, overall I feel she failed me in several key regards. The support staff at BMC is generally good but overworked. Punctuality was a chronic issue, my last visit was over an hour late. I'm seeing another neurologist now.
Submitted Sept. 23, 2013 | flag
Dr de Saint-Hilaire is an expert in treating movement disorders. She treats challenging/medically complex patients. She's a sweetie. She's VERY busy. She DOES NOT accept self-referred patients. She ONLY accepts patients referred from other doctors she knows.
Submitted May 13, 2008 | flag
Dr de Saint-Hilaire is primarily a research neurologist, primarily interested in the movement disorders, including Parkinson's Disorder. She's also a very clever "what's it" neurologist and neuropharmacologist. She's willing to treat people with rare neurological conditions where the treatment is similar to that of the movement disorders. For those who she thinks are totally disabled under Social Security rules, she is willing to write the lengthly and specialized narrative report required. (She does not do this all that often, so it's a good idea for you to do research on this and to give her notes.) She's really easy to work with--she treats her staff, medical students and residents well. She is fluent in English (she writes better than many technical editors I know); her first language is Quebecoise (Canadian French). DO NOT SELF-REFER!!! To get her, you have to be referred to her by someone she knows. She only sees challenging/complex patients. She's a sweetie!
Submitted April 28, 2008 | flag
Was able to diagnose my Parkinsons Disease in a half hour, when my PCP and another neurologist had no idea what I had (age 41 - not typical for PD). Very knowledgeable and has a great manner about her.
Submitted Jan. 16, 2008 | flag
She is one of the finest Parkinson's specialists in the country. Very supportive and knows the latest medications and treatments in the field. Always has good suggestions for the patient.
Submitted May 10, 2007 | flag
Dr. Saint-Hilaire is a wonderful doctor. She has been treating my Parkinson's disease for five years. she is up on the latest treatments. Her and her staff are very caring
Submitted Dec. 9, 2004 | flag
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