Good CFS doc needed

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by tangie, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. tangie

    tangie New Member

    I live in Chicago and I need help. I have a pcp but not a cfs doc and they are very hard to come by here. I would greatly appreciate it if someone out there could put me in touch with a good one here in Chicago. I have seen my pcp quite a few times but she doesnt understand cfs very well and I really need a cfs doc that does. Any help or suggestions would be wonderful. Also, any info on a pain management or cfs support group would also be appreciated.
  2. PVLady

    PVLady New Member


    Chicago, IL
    Dr. Alan F. Bain, D.O., Director
    Internal Medicine, Bio-Energetic Therapy
    The Center for Integrated Health Care
    111 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 1005
    Chicago IL 60602
    Tel: (312) 236-7010 Fax: (312) 236-7190
    Web site:

    Chiropractical Solutions
    Dr. Jeremy Weisz
    1148 W. Diversey
    Chicago, IL 60614
    Tel: 773-598-5851
    (FMS. "We take a natural approach to patient care."
    "Dr. Weisz is the most caring doctor I ever had.")

    David Edelberg, MD
    WholeHealth Chicago
    2522 N. Lincoln Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60614
    Tel: (773) 296-6700
    Web site:
    ("He's a kind, attentive and well-informed physician. Even after several years of treating my symptoms, he continues to actively listen to me describe them and discusses other treatments even if only a small improvement is possible.")

    Fibromyalgia Treatment Centers of America
    Michael McNett, MD
    4332 N. Elston Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60641
    Tel: 773-604-5321
    Fax: 773-604-5231
    Web site:
    (Note: This center is self-referred to the list.
    "By the way, we a have 5-day intensive program for out-of-area patients. We've had patients from as far away as London, Alaska, and Australia come for our program.")

    Dr. D. Michael Kaye
    5720 North Ashland
    Chicago, Illinois 60660
    Tel: 773-334-0575
    (If it weren't for [this] supportive, symathetic neurologist I'd be a 25 year old with a masters degree on disability and unable to move without pain. As it is, my pain is controlled enough that I work full-time and live at least a semi-normal life.)

    The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
    Chronic Pain Clinic
    Dr. Joanne Smith, M.D.
    Dr. Norman Harden, M.D.
    Dr. Michelle Mullner, M.D.
    Dr. Patricia Cole, Ph.D.
    345 E. Superior Street
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Tel: (312) 908-6900
    (FMS) ("The Rehabilitation Institute is an amazing resource because it offers a wide variety of resources, including psychological service (helps with anxiety and depression), occupational therapy (shows you how to do daily living activity less painfully), physical therapy, biofeedback (relaxation/natural pain decrease techniques), and solid medical care. They also will work with your particular health insurance plan to maximize benefits -- or even help you if you don't have coverage at all. They helped me get my life back!"

    "Anyone seeking diagnosis or treatment of Fibromyalgia in the Chicago, Illinois area should check into the Chronic Pain Clinic of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. There are numerous physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors) who specialize in treating Fibromyalgia. ")

    Crystal Lake, IL
    Dr. Oberg
    31 North Virginia Street
    Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    Tel: (815) 455-1990
    (Allergy and Environmental Medicine)

    Elk Grove Village, IL
    Patrick B. Massey MD, PhD
    Medical Director, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Alexian Brothers Hospital Network

    President, ALT-MED Medical and Physical Therapy Program

    1544 Nerge Rd.
    Elk Grove Village IL 60007 USA
    Tel: (847) 923-0046
    Web site:
    (Note: Dr. Massey is self-referred to the list.)

    Freeport, IL
    Dr.Jaun Ibarra
    Freeport Health Network
    1006 West Stephenson Street
    Freeport, IL
    Tel: (815) 235-0159
    ("He's an excellent doctor and I must say that his treatment for pain has helped me many times.")

    LaGrange Park, IL
    Tony Lu, M.D., F.A.A.M.A.
    Loyola Family Health Center at LaGrange Park
    321 N. LaGrange Road
    LaGrange Park, IL 60526
    Tel: (708) 485-1020
    Fax: (708) 485-1173
    Online Appointments
    ("Dr. Lu is an internist and an expert accupuncturist.")

    Moline, IL
    Dr Michael F Miniter, M.D.
    500 Valley View Drive
    Moline, Illinois 61265
    (309) 762-3621 Ext. 417
    (Has been very helpful with my fibromyalgia. He LISTENS to his patients.)

    Park Ridge, IL
    Keith Berndtson, MD
    Park Ridge MultiMed
    15 N. Prospect Ave.
    Park Ridge, IL 60068
    Tel: (847) 232-9800
    Fax: (847) 232-9810
    (From Dr. Berndtson: "Early in my 20 year career as a generalist, I would cross the hall the avoid CFIDS and fibro patients. Now that I have the experience and the time to use an integrative clinical mindset, I actually look forward to helping them."

    From a patient: "I have been his patient for the past 10 years. I believe that he represents the best that medicine has to offer. He is competent, well-informed, professional, compassionate, personable, and empathetic about the difficulties both physicians and patients face in today’s health-care system. I have absolute confidence in him as a medical doctor and as an integrative care specialist who can call on the strengths of alternative therapies to maximize benefits to the patient. I can recommend him without reservation.")

    Peoria, IL
    Dr. Joseph 'Joe' Couri and Dr. Vaughn Hannah (Both are rheumatologists)
    120 N. E. Glen Oak Drive
    Peoria, IL. 61602
    Tel: (309) 671-8270
    Fax: (309) 672-3171
    (Dr. Joe is from a huge family ( 5 are Doctors) in East Peoria, IL., and he is currently Chapter president of the Arthritis Foundation.)

    Schaumburg, IL
    Carey Dachman, M.D.
    455 S. Roselle Road, Suite 104
    Schaumburg, IL
    Tel: 847-352-5511
    Web site:

    Warrenville, IL
    Patrick B. Massey MD, PhD
    Medical Director, Chicago Integrative Medical and Wellness Center
    28373 Davis Parkway
    Warrenville IL 60555
    Tel: (630) 393-8801
    Web site:
    (Note: Dr. Massey is self-referred to the list.)