Any doctors in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre PA area?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by pastorwife, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. pastorwife

    pastorwife Member

    Good chance that I will move next year to Wilkes-Barre area and wondered if anyone found a good doctor to treat FMS.
  2. pinkstar

    pinkstar New Member

    well.. not quite scranton... its a bit far.. but there is an fcc in pittsburgh... and one in philly... fibroandfatigue.com ... they treat fibro well...
    good luck!

    -Lauryn
  3. Rose_Red

    Rose_Red New Member

    I don't know about Wilks-Barre but Scranton's just over the mountain. If you need a family doctor you can't do any better than

    Dr. Michael Rogan
    Geisinger Clinic

    I'm sure I can find the number somewhere if you need it. Whatever you do - avoid the on staff rheumatologist at geisingers. I don't rmember his name but one visit was all it took with him to have me screaming for a referral somewhere else/.

    Dr. Rogan has a lot of experience at least with treating me and managing my meds in between rheumy's and after I decided there were no good ones there. If you need the heavier medications he will send you to a specialist.

    The mountain pass isn't too bad in the winter. The salt trucks do the highways first.

    -michele
  4. pastorwife

    pastorwife Member

    Thanks for the info. I think I'll try Dr. Rogan first. It is within easy travel time from where I think I'll be living. I'll use Phila. as a back up if I can't find someone I like in the WB/Scranton area. But, I still have until next summer. Just wanted to be sure about drs. before making the final decision with my hubby.

    My current drs. are in Binghamton, NY but I don't want to travel all that way if I move. And, I had a wonderful psychiatrist in WB who actually helped me get my SSDI. I think I'll stick with an internist though. I think they know more about FMS than mental health professionals, with the exception of my current one. She's the one that first diagnosed me with FMS. She does acupuncture which really helps.

    Again, thanks for the info.