I really don't have anything to add to Laura's description of our futile search for Dr. Clark's funeral, except that we checked when I got home and if I'm not mistaken we passed the place 3 times.
Dr. Clark was my doctor for over 30 years. He was very supportive of our support group especially when we were getting started, which was in 1986. What made him unique, in my opinion, was his scientific ability. Back when I started going to him, there were no drugs for narcolepsy. He would take drugs meant for other purposes that had some quality useful for the treatment of the symptoms of narcolepsy. He would always start a new drug very carefully, with just 1/2 pill at a time and gradually increase the dosage of those that worked for a particular patient, often trying different combinations until he and the patient agreed that that was the best fit for them. It was that same ability of scientific analysis that made him so good at diagnosing patients. That's what brought people to him from far away places.
That being said, I think there are a number of very well qualified sleep specialists in Columbus. Through my work with the support group, I've come to know several. I'll just mention ones that haven't been mentioned by other people recently. Both Dr. James Fulop and Dr. Maureen Delphia are familiar to those who have come to our meetings over a period of time. They are both knowledgable and likeable. Dr. John Eickholt is good and has a special interest in the behavioral aspects of sleep medicine. His office is in Worthington. He used to also see patients in Delaware, but I don't know if he still does or not. All of the above are neurologists, but of course they see patients with various sleep problems.
In last November's issue of Columbus Monthly, they listed best doctors in various specialties, as compiled by Best Doctors, Inc. Under sleep medicine they listed Dr. Ulysses Magalang, who is director at OSU's Sleep Medicine Dept. He's a pulmonologist. They also listed Dr. Markus Schmidt in Dublin. He's a neurologist.
The number of sleep specialists in Columbus has been increasing at an amazing (alarming?) rate. I'm sure there are other good ones out there and some that aren't.
If anyone else out there has anything to add to my list, that would be great.