desperate need for doctor in Utica ny

Discussion in 'Find Good Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS Doctors & Clinics' started by moonie38, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. moonie38

    moonie38 Member

    I have been receiving a real runaround in trying to find someone anyone in my area that takes my insurance, Fidelis. complete nightmare and at the end of my rope. if anyone out there sees this and knows of someone please please let me know. level ten pain. On crutches for an ankle injury. this means I don't leave my bed very often. I need my life back.
  2. mbofov

    mbofov Active Member

    Maybe someone here has the same insurance as you but it seems your insurance company would have a list of all the doctors in your area. If you want to find someone knowledgable about CFS or FM, I would go to acam.org, a website for integrative medicine doctors. There's a search feature at the top of the page under health resources where you can find practitioners in your area, and then you could see if any of them take your insurance.

    Mary
  3. moonie38

    moonie38 Member

    thank you for that. I tried it and I received a result of zero. I am basically being told to live with my extreme pain. I am faking it and go see a psychologist. I was diagnosed over four years ago. The sub par doctor I had then no longer takes my insurance. Drove an hour and a half away last fri. Get there and through appointment to be told at then end of it he doesn't treat fibromyalgia. Nice right? also told me I am overweight, do light exercise (umm severe ankle injury), and follow up with my primary. I am not over weight actually, put on ten pounds being laid up, didn't need that reminder of how unfunctioning I am right now.
  4. lincamp

    lincamp Member

    Have you seen a Rhuematologist? Dr Martin Morell is on the web as an MD in Uticia who treats fibromyalgia,
    not sure if He takes your insurance. Contact info:

    4401 Middle Settlement Rd Suite 106
    New Hartford, NY 13413
    (315) 724-5353 (Office)

    Good luck
  5. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    I'm not clear which you deal with FM or CFS or both. I was given the FM dx in 1999 and never saw a FM doc....I've learned MOST here and online and worked with a lot of supplements to keep pain levels down. Actually an endo I went for thyroid issues made the FM dx....he wanted me on guiafienson (sp) and I did not go with that protocol....you can find his work online: Dr. St Amand and FM.

    I do take Ibuprofen three times per day and deal also with nasty all over osteoarthritis....see a integrative rheumy for her work and do acupuncture weekly.

    Take DGL daily to keep my stomach happy from the ibuprofen use.

    I did a hip replacement in 2010 and ended up with a mess of complications; nerve damage, leg discrepancy and IT band damage....

    So that is what I work with but the FM issues are minor in my whole scheme of it....I take some B vitamins to keep Calmed down as the nerves can make it all tense... and higher doses of MSM for pain 3 times per day....

    So many of us here do our own work and learn so much from one another....jm

    Thyroid dsyfunction is a huge issue and SO MANY don't get proper support, for years I was told by some on a thyroid group, FM and thyroid are a major connection....
  6. moonie38

    moonie38 Member

    he doesn't take my crapy insurance either. Primary doesn't and wont and basically is an idiot. No rhuematolists in my area treat fibromyalgia. I seriously can not deal with the level of idiots I have dealt with over the last three months.
    No one available or willing to treat me.
  7. Holly-Admin

    Holly-Admin Administrator

    Have you looked at the ProHealth ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Doctor Database?

    Here are two doctors in Utica that you could look at to see if they accept your insurance: http://www.prohealth.com/fibromyalgia/doctors/listings.cfm?ailment=both&city=Utica

    If not, you can look at the entire list for New York here: http://www.prohealth.com/fibromyalgia/doctors/listings.cfm?ailment=fm&state=NY

    There are several listed in Syracuse: http://www.prohealth.com/doctors/listings.cfm?ailment=both&city=Syracuse

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