Help Doctor Problems Chicago

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by gypsywomyn, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. gypsywomyn

    gypsywomyn New Member

    Hello Members,

    I am so thankful to have this board. In the past I have had fibo symptoms, but this time I do not think I am having a flareup but rather something else going on. The trouble is the doctor will not look past the fibro. Does anyone have a doctor they could suggest in the Chicago area? My symptoms have me really worried.
  2. winsomme

    winsomme New Member

    if you click on my profile, i recently posted the contact info for some CFS docs in Chicago.

    also, you might want to take a close look at Lyme Disease and MS.

    i would suggest seeing an MS specialist - especially if your insurance will cover. they might also want to do a Lumbar Puncture to see if there is Inflammation in your spinal fluid. i'm not necessarily recommending this, but if you are at an impass it is something to consider asking about.

    check out the "Good Doc's List" for a possible referral to an MS Doc in Chicago. i can't vouch for these Doc's, but they might be good place to start.

    www.clams.org

    scroll down to a link called "The Good Docs List"

    also, Lyme is VERY difficult to diagnose. you really need to see a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD) to fully check out Lyme. most LLMD's do not take insurance because of its copntroversial nature, but if you want a referral to an LLMD in your area go to LymeNet:

    www.lymenet.org

    click on the "Flash Discussion" section. and post questions in the "Medical Questions" section. you will need to register.

    let me know if you have any questions.

    thanks
    bill

    [This Message was Edited on 04/12/2006]
  3. getfitat40

    getfitat40 New Member

    I have been seeing Dr. Katz since September '05 and he is very proactive in how he treats patients. I have a lot of unexplained inflammation and we started a test with me on Humira & I feel great.

    Also, his practice is unique (at least it was to me.) He has his own lab where they do all of the bloodwork up but will also send it out to an unbiased lab for testing. He also has his own XRay and Ultrasound in a different suite in the same building. Also, he sends blood work results with a letter explaining the results which give you time to understand them better.

    He treats symptoms and blood work results as in I was negative on my RA but is treating the symptoms and blood work results. He also acts as my general practioner so he can monitor everything. He runs a little behind but no where near as bad as other docs. He has 4-5 nurse practioners on staff and they are absolutely wonderful.

    I call him my miracle doc and I hope you look in to seeing him. His practice is called Rheumatology Associates at Rush. He is in solo practice.
    Nancy