Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by calzy, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. calzy

    calzy New Member

    Hi Mikie,
    Is Dr. Galang a CFIDS specialist? I have such a problem with Dr. Klimas's office and getting responses, I am thinking of changing Docs. She is wonderful, but impossible to get ahold of.
    Can you give me some info on his practice?

    Mary Jane
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    His expertise is in FMS but because the chronic fatigue often accompanies the FMS, he has become knowledgeable in it as well. He is the one who helped me with the Brewer Protocol including prescribing the Heparin. He is always interested in the latest cutting-edge treatments.

    He sees these illnesses as having three components. He drew three intersecting cirches which overlapped. One was FMS, one was CFIDS, and one was IBS. He says not everyone has all three equally but most have some symptoms of each.

    We never did the testing that the F&F Clinics do and I'm not sure whether he would know where to begin with those tests. We just didn't discuss it much because my insurance would not pay for it. We did everything empirically.

    I'm sorry I can't give you better info. I think he is an excellent doc and he helped me a lot with both the FMS and CFIDS. I did do a lot of the research and shared it with him. He also does his own and is always anxious to share what he learns.

    He has changed physician groups in the last year or so. The office he used to be in was very nice and everyone worked very efficiently. His new office on Broaday is small and not as nice. I don't mind that, but it took some time for things to get organized during the transition. I had a lot of problems with his office being able to get the preauthorization for my Synvisc injections. Every time I called, there was someone new who was working on it and it took months. Each time I talked to a new person, she knew nothing about it and couldn't figure out from the notes what was going on in the process. The office blamed it on my insurance. I don't know who was at fault but it was very frustrating to say the least. I think things have improved a bit.

    Dr. Galang has told me that there is no need to come back unless I have a flare. I think he has basically exhausted the treatments for me. That is one reason I am seeing other specialists. There may be something which is outside his area of expertise which can be investigated.

    I think it is definitely worth a visit to talk to him and see whether he thinks he can help you. He is a very nice man. Good luck if you see him. Let me know what you think.

    Love, Mikie

  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

  4. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Bumping. Mary Jane, I hope you see this.

    Love, Mikie
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Please let me know if you see this.

    Love, Mikie
  6. calzy

    calzy New Member

    Thank you for taking the time to respond....I guess I better stay with Klimas...lol
  7. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    It might not hurt to get a second opinion on what you are doing. You might want to see him without giving up your present doc. It can't hurt and it might help.

    I was told by his office that he isn't accepting all new patients. A lot depends on one's insurance. These are not his decisions but are made by the practice with which he is associated.

    Love, Mikie

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