GOOD DOCTORS, kingston ontario

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia and ME & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' started by rickj44, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. rickj44

    rickj44 Member

    I am looking for a good Doctor in the Kingston area for Fm, at one time there was a few women , on this forum from there, my Doctor is retiring so need a Doctor that understands this illness.thanks..
  2. tamsyn

    tamsyn Member

    Dear Rick, I live about three hours away from you in Ontario...I have searched for a doc for ME/CFS and fibro for about 12 years without finding one. There used to be a specialist in TO called Dr Alison Bested but she has relocated to Vancouver. The only way I could really get help was to use the book From Fatigued to Fantastic by Jacob Teitelbaum, trying to put his treatments into practice by myself. I also researched a lot, and went to my family GP with my findings; she was open to letting me try medications for sleep and pain and so I gained some relief that way. It's pretty grim getting help in Canada as we have no fibro clinics and no fibro specialists as far as I can find out. Let me know if you do find a doc! And good luck!
  3. rickj44

    rickj44 Member

    hi... I was seeing a good Doctor in Toronto at one time, Dr Kerr, i have not been there in many years, i just cannot travel that far anymore. thanks
  4. tamsyn

    tamsyn Member

    Yes, I have seen Dr Kerr too and she was good but -- same as you -- I am not well enough to travel to TO. Searching online yesterday, I did find an Ottawa clinic specialising in CFS and their pages also mention fibro. It's called the Nightingale clinic and the address is www.nightingale.ca -- I don't know if you could get help there and I'm not sure that it's covered by OHIP although the man running it is a highly qualified MD. I have asked them to send me their patient application form and I am going to look into it more. But as I said, for fibro, Dr Teitelbaum's book was the best I found.
  5. tamsyn

    tamsyn Member

    By the way, I'm not sure Dr Kerr is available anymore; she worked at the Sunnybrook clinic run by Dr Bested who has recently moved out to Vancouver.
  6. rockstar69

    rockstar69 Gail

    Hi Rick below is some information on doctors in Kingston.

    Name: Sonya Nobbe, ND
    Specialty: Naturopathic Medicine
    Treats: Fibromyalgia
    Address: 259 Queen Street
    City, State Zip: Kingston, Ontario K7K 1B5
    Country: Canada
    Phone: 613-545-9553
    Email: Send Email
    Website Go to Website
    Date Added: 2009-03-26


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    Name: T. Derek V. Cooke, MB
    Specialty: Orthopaedics
    Address: Queen's University
    797 Princess Street
    Suite 508
    City, State Zip: Kingston, Ontario K7L 1G1
    Country: Canada
    Phone: 613-549-0768
    Date Added: 2008-07-23


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    Name: Tanveer E. Towheed, MD
    Specialty: Rheumatology
    Address: Queen's University
    Etherington Hall
    Room 2066
    City, State Zip: Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
    Country: Canada
    Phone: 613-533-6896
    Date Added: 2008-07-23


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    Name: Tassos P. Anastassiades, MD
    Specialty: Rheumatologist
    Address: Queens University
    Etherington Hal
    Room 2050
    City, State Zip: Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
    Country: Canada
    Phone: 613-533-2971
    Date Added: 2008-07-23
  7. tamsyn

    tamsyn Member

    Rick, just to update you; I contacted the Nightingale clinic by email last week, asking how to become a patient ...but no-one has replied. It also seemed strange that OHIP did not cover the cost since the doctor is offering medicals services within Ontario?
  8. rickj44

    rickj44 Member

    Thanks for the help..