Dr. Hal Blatman?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Mrs. B, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. Mrs. B

    Mrs. B New Member

    I got this doctor's name from the referrel list here. I was just wondering if any of you have been to him or are going to him and your thoughts or comments.

    Thanks,
    Lisa
  2. kellbear

    kellbear New Member

    I live in Cincinnati and would love to see Dr. Blatman, I have heard he is very good. He is very expensive and does not take insurance. He is like 200 bucks an hour.

    I finally got an appointment with a Rheumy who was recommended on this site in Cincinnati. Only problem is that I can't get in to see her until September. I guess she has a lot of patients with Fibro and CFIDS.

    Would you like her information?
  3. Mrs. B

    Mrs. B New Member

    I have been to several doctors and just thought since he was supposed to be a specialist I would check him out. I have been to two Rhuemys and was not happy with either one. I am mainly being treated by a family practioner. She listens and has done some research. I also have done some research and she has let me make decisions regarding my treatment. I have been off work since April and although I am doing a little better now (fewer flare ups), I am still not capable of doing my job and can't think of one that I could do at this time. My doctor doesn't think she can keep writing me excuses to be off since she's just a family practioner. I don't know if she will agree to back me for SSDI either but, unless she extends my time off I will have to resign or get fired for incompetence. Either of those will ruin my resume even if I do get well enough to return to work. Anyway.... thanks for the input. :)

    Lisa
  4. Cheri_Lea

    Cheri_Lea New Member

    HI!! Dont know much about Dr. Blatman, but there is a woman Fibro dr. at Anderson Mercy. After seeing dr. after dr. and test after test, my family dr. finally got me an appt. with Dr. Janalee Rissover. Her phone # is (513)232-8800. I've only been to her once but she did say I had Fibro and she's doing more for me than any other dr. I wish you luck.
    Cheri
  5. Mrs. B

    Mrs. B New Member

    and all who commented, Thank you. :) Please let me know more about Dr. Rissover too when you see her again.

    Lisa

    Lisa
  6. Cheri_Lea

    Cheri_Lea New Member

    I dont go back to see Dr. Rissover until July 18th. Let me know what you want to know and I try and find it out for you. She was very upset with all the Dr.s and specialist I had seen because none of them had tried to help me or even try to send me some where that could maybe help me. I even went to a pain clinic at U.C. Hospital and they said there was nothing they could do for me. I even had a Rheum. that wouldnt help me. But I didnt stop. Not till I found some one that would. Take care. Cheri
  7. Twain1973

    Twain1973 New Member

    Just found this thread and wanted to encourage people to check out Dr. Blatman if able. He is wonderful. This was the first doc I met that was respectful and accepting of my illness. It was a very validating experience. I received pain meds and trigger point injections (non-steroid). I did not have a flare for over a year. It is expensive. He does not accept all insurance but he does accept some. I have a freind who receives 80% coverage through her plan. Call your insurance for info about out-of-network providers to find out your benefits. If you are near the area (I drove an hour to see him) and need a doc - he's a great one.

    Good Luck!
    Amy