Need a good Doctor in North Carolina.....Please Help

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Lendy5, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Lendy5

    Lendy5 New Member

    Hi, Does anyone know of a good Fibromyalgia Doctor in North Carolina?

    I prefer one in the central or eastern part of NC but will travel farther if needed.

    Thanks for all input.
  2. Lendy5

    Lendy5 New Member

  3. 1sweetie

    1sweetie New Member

    I live in the Piedmont and would love to know of a good, knowledgeable doctor in the Greensboro area. I'm looking for any doctor in this area that may be helpful.

    I go to Hunter-Hopkins Center in Charlotte. They specialist in CFS/FM. It is a long trip for me and they do not accept insurance. There are 2 doctors at the clinic, Dr. Charles Lapp and Dr. Laura Black.
  4. chickadee

    chickadee New Member

    Has the Hunter Hopkins Center helped you any at all?

    I live in Charlotte and have been debating seeing them or traveling to Atlanta to the FFC.

    Any info or opinion on the Hunter Hopkins Center would be appreciated.

  5. momof471

    momof471 New Member

    I see Dr. McCain in Charlotte, he is a Rheumatologist who has done a lot of research in Fibromyalgia and is also in charge of the Pain Rehab program at Presbyterian Rehabilitation. I absolutely love him! Plus my insurance covers him.
  6. sleepwalk

    sleepwalk New Member

    I go to the Hunter Hopkins Center in Charlotte. I have seen Dr. Lapp and found that he's been helpful. He is very patient and knowlegeable and is willing to work with me and go at my own pace. He leaves lots of time for appointments and will do follow-ups over the phone if it is hard for you to get there. While it's true that he's not cheap, and they make you pay up front, you can always submit it afterwards to see if your insurance will cover it. (Mine didn't because, as they told me, "CFS is not a real condition, therefore Dr. Lapp's specialty does not exist. Neanderthals.)

    I actually had a really bad experience with Dr. McCain. He failed to recognize my fibromyalgia and told me I just needed a job. NOT what I expect from my doctor.

    Hope you are able to find someone to work with you.
  7. Lendy5

    Lendy5 New Member

    I had called the office of Dr. Lapp earlier and they were very kind and stated I wouldn't need a referral prior.....which is a plus for me.

    He sounds like he is worth the travel, good docs are far and few between.

    Love & Hugs!

  8. chickadee

    chickadee New Member

    Seems I am going to the doctor or taking my husband to the doctor every week and as you all know, these trips wipe me out and there is not enough energy for more.

    Hopefully, I will get around to some real treatment for the fibromyalgia soon.

  9. 143alan

    143alan New Member

    Hi, I lived in the Greenville area all of my life before moving to TN 7 years ago. My aunt still lives in Ayden and has Fibromyalgia. If this is not too far east for you I'll see if I can get up with her and find out who she sees.
  10. victoria

    victoria New Member

    is to be evaluated for Lyme disease, many who thought they had fibro have found they had Lyme.

    If you're interested, contact the Jemsek Clinic in Huntersville, just north of Charlotte... we live 200 miles away and I take my son there.

    (yes he is positive on tests for lyme altho I know he'd have been dx'd with fibro if I hadn't had him tested/evaluated for lyme first, as he had all the 'typical' symptoms. ALL his 'regular' blood tests by local internist were normal by the way, and, altho the internist agreed 'something' was wrong, he didn't know where to send us... Lyme was never thought of by the internist; thank God for the internet!).

    all the best,

    PS - there is also a lyme message board at this site, click on 'messageboards' up above to find it - lots of info there; also try

    [This Message was Edited on 08/18/2006]

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