I just sent you the updated Doctors’ List link in a post on another discussion. The doctors in your state whose names we’ve heard most often on here are Dr. Miloro, Dr. Bove & Dr. Patel. Any one of those doctors should be able to diagnose you. If you are not satisfied w/ what you learn from the first one you see, a second opinion is worthwhile. I got two opinions before having my ES surgery.
If your health insurance is a PPO you should be able to see anyone you want, but be aware that an out of network doctor will cost you more. Some insurances require a referral from your PCP but others are fine w/ you choosing to see a specialist w/o a referral. You’ll have to check w/ your insurance on that.
It’s good that you’ve already had a CT scan, however, does it thoroughly show the area between your skull base & hyoid bone? It needs to show the styloid processes & the stylohyoid ligaments as the ligaments can calcify in addition to the styloids elongating. You should also get a copy of the radiologist’s report which would have information that will let you know what the radiologist saw.
I hope this information is helpful.