I guess I used my resources here and didn't trust anyone on Staten Island. As most of you know, I had an operation that removed 3 AVM's in 1974. I had been seeing a neurologist at what was then called Colombia Prebyterian now called NY Presbyterian. I had been seeing them on and off for 30 years mostly off. So in 2011, after a serious fall, I visited my ENT on Staten Island and when he gave me my diagnosis..I went back to my original neurologist, only there was a problem, he was dead! Therefore, I was sent to a new neurologist in the same place, who referred me to the neurosurgeon who took over from my original neurosurgeon who had retired.
Life goes on after 30 years, some people die, some retire! Doctors especially the good ones, after all are just humans, by the way!
It would do us good to remember that, they are capable of mistakes too!
Which brings me back to my original point, why choose somebody from Staten Island when you can choose NYC and the hospitals there?