looking for a FMS Doctor in Birmingham AL

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by pcgam, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. pcgam

    pcgam New Member

    Am in need of a doctor who is understanding and who understands FMS in Birmingham, AL. Anyone have any suggestions?
  2. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    My first suggestion would be to try Fibromyalgia Network, since they have a huge database of docs all over who were recommended by their subscribers who have FMS. You can call them at 1-800-853-2929.
    My second suggestion is based on my knowledge from doing web research that the Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham has a center esp. for the treatment of Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome (MVPS). People come from all over to be evaluated there. Since 75% of FMS patients have this MVP or MVPS, and since the info I got on their website listed FMS as one of the symptoms of MVPS, I'll bet they could treat you, or that they would know someone who could (in case you are part of the 25% who don't have an MVP).
  3. layinglow

    layinglow New Member

    U.S. Medical Doctors That Treat
    Fibro/CFIDS/ME & Pain.
    Last Updated: (02/28/2003)
    Banner, Dr. Sam Nathanael Medical Center
    PO Box 8307 1435 West Main Street Dothan, AL 36304 334-702-8872
    Gilliland, M.D., Regina P. 200 Montgomery Highway, Suite 150, Birmingham, AL 35216 205-877-2202
    AL James Beretta, D.O. Pain Management Specialist Birmingham, AL. 205-663-2481

    Carolyn Comer, M.D. Alabama Asthma & Alergy Center 3349 Independence Drive - Suite 200 Birmingham, AL 35660 Office Phone: (205) 871-9661
    P. Anthony Saway, M.D.
    2145 Highland Avenue South - Suite 200
    Birmingham, AL 35205
    Dr. Sam R. Banner, DO.Nathanael Medical Center 1435 West Main Street
    PO Box 8307 Dothan, AL 36304
    Frank H. Rudeseal, M.D. 120 Cahaba Valley Parkway, Ste. 200
    Pelham, AL 35214

    This Doc, below, was on this sites Good Dr. List, and was either recommended by a member, or self recommended. I drive this distance to see my Doctor--and it's well worth it...if Its a good one.

    Dothan, AL
    Dr. Sam R. Banner, DO.
    Nathanael Medical Center
    1435 West Main Street
    PO Box 8307
    Dothan, AL 36304
    Tel: (334) 702-8872
    Specialty: "Industrial Medicine," FM/CFS/MPS, "plain old good doctoring" (personal aside)bl.

    Dothan Alabama is located in the southeast corner of Alabama.
    187 miles south of Birmingham, AL US HWY 65-then-US HWY 231 south.
    95 miles south-west of Columbus, GA on US Hwy 431 South.
    70 miles due west of Albany, Ga on US Hwy 52 west.

    Best wishes,
  4. jf

    jf New Member

    This is my first visit to this site.I hope I am posting correctly.I have used Dr David McClain(sp?) a rhuematologist in Bham for years.He is very good and has a very special interest in Fibromialgia.He has an office at Brookwood Med Center and in Inverness.The only problem is a very long wait usually in the waiting room.
  5. sunnilar

    sunnilar New Member

    Hi I am also looking for a GOOD doc in that area. I can tell you what Doctor not to go too that's for sure. Please post and let me know if you have any luck. I just fired my Rheumy of 4 years. It was a GREAT feeling. I know silly me for staying that long. Tried another he was worse. Anyway long story thank's for your help.