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


    LISALOO New Member

    How long have you been seeing Dr. Brewer?

    Does he do follow up phone consultations?

    What are his fees?

    Do you think it's worth it if I see him, even though so far I've tested negative to everything viral except PIV-5?

  2. deliarose

    deliarose New Member

    I've seen him twice. First apptmetn in August 06. Last in Jan '07. He only sees patients every 6 months, and he concentrates on the infections.

    He is not a PCP, and he doesn't seem to be interested in treating hormones, or sleep or any of that stuff. Strictly an infectious disease guy.

    He takes insurance. I pay a $15 co-pay for each office visit which runs an hour.

    He seems to be willing to do f/up phone consults, although his receptionist would tell you it has to be an office visit. This is something you have to work out with him.

    I can't tell u if it's worth your seeing him. I can tell you he looks at previous rather than current infections.

    IF I were you, I would call his receptionist, ask if you could send him a short clinical history to see if he is willing to treat you.

    But like I keep telling you, he has a long wait list, and the longer u wait to get on it, the longer it will take u to see him.

  3. deliarose

    deliarose New Member

    show any prior infection?

    High IGG titers for anything?

    And what is PIV-5?

    Is that a parvo-virus? Doesn't some guy called Dr Chia out in CA specialise in that?

    Just a thought.

  4. deliarose

    deliarose New Member

    1) get on his waitlist. (You can always decline or cancel an apptment and it will be months before you get in.)

    2) In the meantime, write up a short history, including all relevant blood tests (including dates and lab) and send it to him, with a cover letter, saying I'm on yr waitlist, but I wonder if you can help me.. would u be so kind as to look at this and tell me if I'm wasting my time.

    I know doctor shopping can get old, but so can being ill.

    Wot exactly is your background? Are you acute viral onset with unrelenting fatigue and brain fog?


    LISALOO New Member

    A year wait, UGH!!!

    I had viral onset, immediate. Got worse though over six months. Been tested through FFC, for everything. Only came up on Thyroid, Parvovirus, and Candida.

    My biggest problems are fatigue. I was so exausted after doing one load of laundry Friday. My immune system sucks.

    I think I will check into Dr. Brewer. Maybe he does different viral tests. I don't want to wait a year though.
  6. deliarose

    deliarose New Member

    I didn't say a year. IT could be several months though.
    At least it was in my case.


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