Desperatley in need of Doc.

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by CountryAngel, Dec 5, 2002.

  1. CountryAngel

    CountryAngel New Member

    I am in Sacramento, CA, and I would love to hear from anyone who has information on FM Dr. in this area. I've been looking since I moved here in February, but the healthcare situation in Sacramento is a nightmare. Any suggestions or adive would be appreciated.
  2. CountryAngel

    CountryAngel New Member

    I am in Sacramento, CA, and I would love to hear from anyone who has information on FM Dr. in this area. I've been looking since I moved here in February, but the healthcare situation in Sacramento is a nightmare. Any suggestions or adive would be appreciated.
  3. karen2002

    karen2002 New Member

    Hi! Welcome to the Board....sometimes it is necessary to drive to neighboring towns to receive the best treatment. Here is a copy of CA Docs from this sites Doctor Referral.
    Best wishes,


    Berkeley, CA
    Dr. Sheila Bastien, Ph.D.
    2126 Los Angeles Ave.
    Berkeley, CA 94707
    Tel: (510) 526-7391 Fax: (510) 525-9601
    ("She is exceptional.")

    Rachelle Halpern, M.D.
    2615 Ashby Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94705
    Tel: (510) 649-9728
    Fax: (510) 649-9774
    ("Board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology. She has restored my faith in Western Medicine! Dr. Halpern is fantastic. She not only understands MCS (MCS/CFS/FMS/etc), she knows how to find out where your body is broken and how to fix it. Open to alternative medicine. Does not take any insurance. Office is mostly scent-free and has a half flight of stairs.")

    Beverly Hills, CA
    Stuart L. Silverman, MD FACP FACR
    Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology, UCLA
    Medical Advisor, Fibromyalgia Rehabilitation Program, Cedars Sinai Hospital 8641 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 301
    Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    Tel: (310) 358-2234 Fax: (310) 659-2841
    ("In 1995, I spent three weeks at the Cedars Sinai Program and it completely changed my life. I can't promise that everyone will respond this well, but it really is a wonderful program, and Dr. Silverman really knows his stuff!")

    Carmichael, CA
    Erich D. Ryll, M.D.
    6437 Fair Oaks Blvd.
    Carmichael, CA 95608
    Tel: (916) 489-4100
    ("Understands CFIDS/FM/GWS/MCS, [and all others similar, and the chronic conditions associated with the these illnesses.")

    Cupertino, CA
    John Tepper, MD, PhD
    Cupertino, CA
    (Specialty: neurology and psychiatry, knows a lot about ADD)

    Fountain Valley, CA
    Dr. James Ryba, Rheumatologist
    lll00 Warner Ave, Suite 250
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708-4062
    Tel: (714) 549-8905
    ("He is a very caring and compassionate doctor. Very knowlegable about Fibromyalgia, and related syndromes. A very good listener, and manager of Fibromyalgia. I have been treating with him since 1984, and he is great!")

    Hayward, CA
    Jeffrey Mandel, M.D., FAAFP
    Medical Director of Medical Express
    22429 Hesperian Blvd.
    Hayward, California 94541
    Tel: 510-782-7111 Fax: 510-782-7649
    ("Dr. Mandel is excellent at listening to his patients, is open to hearing patient-generated ideas, and responds appropriately and respectfully. He is open to referrals to complementary medicine practitioners, along side of his providing traditional medicine. When I met Dr. Mandel about two years ago, he then said he had seen about 1,000 CFS patients in the past ten years, and had diagnosed his very first CFS patient about 15 years (now 17 years) ago, a teenaged boy. He attended the 1996 San Francisco AACFS conference.")

    Hollywood, CA
    Peng T Fan, M.D.
    12660 Riverside Dr., #200
    No. Hollywood, CA 91607
    (voice) (818) 980-7010 (fax) (818) 980-7330
    (Specialty is rheumatology.)

    Laguna Hills, CA
    Dorothy Calabrese, M.D.
    Allergy, Immunology and Environmental Medicine
    24953 Paseo de Valencia 4A
    Laguna Hills, CA 92653
    Tel: (949) 454-0509
    Web site:
    ("Because of her personal experience with fibromyalgia, environmental illness and CFS, Dr. Calabrese has contributed more to my health improvement than any other of the many doctors I've worked with over the past ten years in seeking relief from this devastating illness.")

    Los Angeles, CA
    Dr. Huy Hoang, M.D.
    Natural Health Medical Center
    11695 National Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90064
    Tel: (310) 479-2266 / Fax (310) 479-2044
    Web site:
    ("Comments: Internal Medicine, Acupuncture, Hebology, Nutrition, & IV Therapies. Has many CFS Patients. Offers Biofeedback, and reads CFS journals.")

    Los Gatos, CA
    Dr. R. O. Waiton
    221 Almendra Avenue
    Los Gatos, Ca. 95030
    Tel: (408) 354-2300
    (Note: Self-referred to the list. "Board Certified in Rehabilitation Medicine; Board Certified in Family Practice; Board Certified in Pain Management; Homeopathic, Holistic, Allopathic, Osteopathic. Naturopathic Degrees. Most important to patients with chronic pain and fatigue, he is a physician who listens. Alternative medical specialist with a client base that initiated a foundation award to preserve 'doctors with his caring and established accomplishments.'" )

    Dr. Thomas A. Santucci, Doctor of Chiropractic
    A Sante Health Center
    455 Los Gatos Blvd, Suite 107
    Los Gatos, CA 95032
    Tel: (408) 358-2188
    (Certified Rehabilitation Specialist. Clinical Nutrition. "With his combination neuromuscular and biochemistry skills, Dr. Santucci has quickly identified specific therapies which are helping me to cope with some of the more troubling aspects of CFS. He is also very proactive with laboratories and insurance companies to get the best care for his patients at the lowest out of pocket costs.")

    Marina Del Rey, CA
    Jonathan D. Rand, M.D.
    4644 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 507
    Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
    Tel.: (310) 821-9800
    (Specializes in internal medicine and is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.)

    R. Paul St. Amand, MD
    4560 Admiralty Way #355
    Marina del Rey, CA 90292
    Tel: (310) 577-7510
    ("He has a very good understanding of FMS/CFIDS and offers hope through the guaifenesin/salicylate-free protocol.")

    Menlo Park, CA
    Dr. Vincent Marinkovich
    Menlo Park, CA

    Mill Valley, CA
    Dr. Richard Shames
    Mill Valley, CA
    (GP with 'holistic approach')

    Milpitas, CA
    Dr. Robin Hays
    475 Los Coches Street
    Milpitas, CA 95035
    Tel: (408) 946-9332
    (Oriental medicine (from Hong Kong medical school) and acupuncture; on National Board)

    Monterey, CA
    Dr. Howard Press
    172 El Dorado Street
    Monterey, CA 93940
    Tel: (831) 373-1551
    (He takes a lot of time with you, does extensive tests and treats accordingly. He knows a lot about CFS and FMS.)

    Nevada City, CA
    Dr. Stephen Bannister
    Nevada City, CA

    North Hollywood, CA
    Jace Medical
    10843 Magnolia Blvd #1
    North Hollywood, CA 91601
    Tel: (818) 505-8610
    Web site:
    (Self-referred to the list. Eclectic therapies for CFS)

    Peng Thim Fan, M.D., F.A.C.P.
    12660 Riverside Dr., #200
    North Hollywood, CA 91607
    Tel: (818) 980-7010
    ("One of the top doctors who treat fibromyalgia in Los Angeles area since 1980. Knowledgeable, caring, efficient, easy to talk to and he listens. He's very supportive of patients participating in the area of self-help and takes time to review information patients may bring to him.")

    Oakland, CA
    Robert D. Tufft, M.D.
    2930 McClure St.
    Oakland, CA 94608
    (510) 444-2155

    Orange, CA
    Jay Goldstein, M.D.
    701 N. Glassell St.
    Orange, CA 92867
    Tel: (714) 516-2830
    (CFIDS specialist)

    Palm Springs, CA
    Brian A Williams, MD
    1100 North Palm Canyon Drive - Suite 203
    Palm Springs, CA 92262 (Riverside County area)
    Tel: (760) 320-1199
    ("He saved my sanity.")

    Palo Alto, CA
    Dr. Christine Green
    Palo Alto, CA
    Tel: (415) 325-8592
    (cfids/women's health/lyme/fms, etc)

    Petaluma, CA
    Dr. Nolan Cordon M.D.
    Petaluma, CA. (in Sonoma County)
    (This wonderful M.D. specializes in chronic pain management. He studied auricular accupuncture in China for about 16 years; uses a variety of "alternative" treatments and supplements. )

    Redding, CA
    Doug McMullin, M.D.
    2510 Airpark Drive, Suite 104
    Redding, CA 96001
    Tel: (530) 244-4034
    ("Family M.D. who is wonderful about peeling away the layers of symptoms to figure out what’s wrong.")

    Redwood City, CA
    Dr. Raj Patel, M.D.
    1779 Woodside Road
    Redwood City, CA
    Tel: (415) 365-2969
    (Family practice, holistic outlook)

    Riverside, CA
    John R. Shaw, M.D.
    3719 Arlington Ave. #1
    Riverside, CA 92506-2608
    Phone: 909-781-3800
    ("After years of testing with my doctor and 3 specialists, I decided to go to someone else (my husband had gone to him years before). He was great!! Seemed to believe me and really care about helping me!")

    Roseville, CA
    Dr. Fred Herman
    729 Sunrise Ave., Suite 200
    Roseville, CA 95661
    Tel: (916) 782-4898
    (Allergist/immunologist/cfids. Highly recommended by long-term patients.)

    Sacramento, CA
    Stan Gambrill, M.D.
    1201 Alhambra Blvd., #300
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    Tel: (916) 451-4400
    ("I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Gambrill. He is knowledgeable about the CFS, and persistant in reaching a diagnosis.")

    Dr. Kwiker
    3301 Alta Arden #3
    Sacramento, CA 95825
    Tel: (916) 489-4400
    (Alternative medicine doctor, works with a lot of CFS and FM patients. Associated with Dr Mulders listed below.)

    Dr Martin Mulders
    3301 Alta Arden #3
    Sacramento, CA 95825
    Tel: (916) 489-4400
    (Alternative medicine doctor, works with a lot of CFS and FM patients. Associated with Dr Kwiker listed above.)

    Dr. Lee Snook
    2288 Auburn Blvd., #200
    Sacramento, CA
    Tel: (916) 568-8338
    (Pain management)

    San Diego, CA
    Dr. Edgar C Willis, Chiropractor
    6150 Mission Gorge Rd., Ste. 122
    San Diego, CA 92120
    Tel (619) 516-3263
    (FMS. "Dr Willis specializes in "Bio Kinetics" techniques. This is easy to experience, but hard to explain. He is very gentle, using on me certain acupunture point stimulation and muscle testing to determine the best next course of action. He provides all the time you need, and is a very kind, up-beat person. I have had a number of good therapists along the way, but I find his therapy has helped more that just about anything.")

    San Rafael, CA
    Scott Anderson, M.D.
    25 Mitchell Blvd., Ste. 8
    San Rafael, CA 94903
    (415) 472-2343

    Santa Ana, CA
    Dr. Jeremy E. Kaslow
    720 No. Tustin Ave., Suite 102
    Santa Ana, CA 92705
    Tel: (714) 565-1032 Fax: (714) 565-1035
    (He specializes in allergy, immunology, metabolism and nutrition. He prefers to find and treat the source of the problem, not just the symptoms.)

    Santa Rosa, CA
    Allen G. Gruber, M.D., Medical Director
    North Bay Pain Care (A Medical Clinic)
    1111 Sonoma Avenue, Suite 306
    Santa Rosa, CA 95405
    Tel: (707) 546-PAIN
    (Anesthesiologist and is specially trained in chronic pain management.)

    Sebastopol, CA
    Dr. Peter V. Madill, M.D.
    7005 Hazel Cotter Court, Suite G-3
    Sebastopol, CA 95472
    Tel: 707-823-3312
    (Dr. Madill treats patients with CFS, FM, and MCS [I believe].)

    Tarzana, CA
    Michael J. Goldberg, M.D., F.A.A.P.
    5620 Wilbur Ave., Suite 318
    Tarzana, CA 91356
    Tel: (818) 343 - 1010
    ("I have good luck with [this] physician in Tarzana, CA. While his practice is primarily children he does see adults with CFS/CFIDS. I have seen a significant improvement with return of a lot of function. He also has a published article:
    Goldberg MJ, Mena I, Darcourt J. NeuroSPECT findings in Children with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome . Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol 3, Num.1 1997 61-67)

    Upland, CA
    Dr. Dee B. Lom MD., FAAFT, DAAPM
    954 W. Foothill Blvd.
    Upland, CA 91786
    Tel: (909) 931-7682 Fax: (909) 931-9845
    (After 10 years of bad doctors my wife finally found a really good and actually caring doctor. Because he started as an accupuncturist before becoming an MD specializing in pain management he seems to be a lot better at finding the pains origin and giving effective trigger point injections.)

    Westminster, CA
    Huy Kim Hoang, MD, PhD, DC, DAc.
    10530 Bolsa Avenue Suite C
    Westminster, CA 92683
    Tel: (714) 554-4676
    (Dr. Hoang is self-referred to the list.)

  4. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    Shalom, Shirl
  5. CountryAngel

    CountryAngel New Member

    Thank you so much for the info on the dr.'s in CA I appreciate it.