Charlotte, NC CFS Specialists

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by LongStruggle, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. LongStruggle

    LongStruggle Guest

    I've come across 3 doctors in Charlotte, NC. I'm wondering if anybody has had any experience with or knowledge of any of them. They are: Dr. Charles Lapp, Dr. Kimberly Kenny-McCleary, and Dr. Laura Black. Are they all clinicians? Has she/he helped you? Does he/she help you get disability?
  2. LongStruggle

    LongStruggle Guest

    I just made an appt with Dr. Laura Black who is in practice with Dr. Charles Lapp. The first visit is $900 for 3 hours. Extra costs if you need a tilt table test and/or stress test. They may order lab work. Then they do consults or follow ups after that. They will charge $300 per hour, but if it is only for 15 minutes, you are charged for only 1/4 of the price.

    Still looking for feedback from those who have experience with Dr. Lapp or with Dr. Black
  3. ephemera

    ephemera New Member


    I think you will find info on Dr. Lapp if you do a search in top left box by title & content.

    best wishes for your search
  4. deliarose

    deliarose New Member

    was not impressed.

    Didn't treat the viral aspect of CFS. Just wanted to tinker with my sleep meds and some vitamins.

    Did not go back. Waste of $1,300 and a long drive from Chicago.

    Oh yeah, he's a big proponent of "live within the envelope," which i don't think is gonna make a big difference if you're being eaten alive by a subclinical virus.

    Just my 2 cents.
  5. LongStruggle

    LongStruggle Guest

  6. Kryssie

    Kryssie New Member

    I haven't ever seen any of these doctors, but I do see Dr. Glenn McCain in Charlotte, NC
    He is a rheumy and has treated fibro for many years. I love him!!
    He has helped 2 of my buds get disability! GL!
  7. mezombie

    mezombie Member

    I had a phone consultation with him while I was a patient of Dr. Cheney's. I was not impressed. He didn't strike me as being up to Cheney's level, frankly.

    I read your post to LisaPetrison regarding Dr. Guyer. It sounds like you have already addressed most of the things Lapp would. I don't know about Dr. Black, but considering she's in practice with him, I suspect their philosophies and treatment are very similar.

    If you're considering Dr. Black or Dr. Guyer, I'd go with Dr. Guyer, IMHO. Now admittedly, this is based on Lisa's impressions of him, not on any personal experience on my part. But I would not recommend Lapp.
  8. LongStruggle

    LongStruggle Guest

    Want all the feedback I can get?
  9. momof471

    momof471 New Member

    I see Dr. McCain also. Isn't he great? Did you go through the pain rehab program thaere at Presbyterian Orthopedic? Curious if you did how that helped you, I went through it last spring. Dr. McCain is direct and honest and does not mince words, I've found, which is what I need. He is also very understanding and caring at the same time, you can tell he wants to help more than is within the available knowledge at this time. He was the one who urged me to file for disability, which of course will be another year and a half for a hearing and has said he will do what he can to help me.

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