Need help in Southern Michigan

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by KristyW, Apr 29, 2003.

  1. KristyW

    KristyW New Member

    I live in Monroe, Michigan and have had FMS for about 9 years. I was diagnoised in June of 2002. I can not find a good doctor to help me with this. If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Kristy W.
  2. layinglow

    layinglow New Member

    The Fatique and Fibromyalgia Clinic of Michigan
    G3494 Beecher Rd., Flint MI 48532
    810 230-8677

    Edward J. Conley D.O, is a leading researcher and lecturer in the US --- founded this and is Director.
    He is also Asst. Prof at Mich State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

    Welcome to the Board ---Kristy!

    LL
    [This Message was Edited on 04/29/2003]
  3. KristyW

    KristyW New Member

    Thanks alot layinglow......
  4. fibrorebel

    fibrorebel New Member

    We are nearly neighbors! When I posted that I live in Tipton, which is very close to Tecumseh, both Ellencomstock
    and Jackie C. responded with Doc's names one in Monroe and one in Ann Arbor I think. I made sure I wrote them down but can't put my finger on where I put it (fibrofog, isn't it great?!). Anyway hopefully by bumping this up they might see it and respond. Welcome to the board by the way!!
    love, Rebel
  5. Betsy2

    Betsy2 New Member

    Beals Institute is where I used to go until I moved from Lansing to South Carolina. It is on the west side of Lansing if that isn't too far of a drive for you. Dr. Beals is the most caring and compassionate physician I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. There is another rheaumatologist besides herself in that building and four nurse practioners. One of the NP's focuses primarily on FM and Chronic Fatigue and she runs a close second to Dr. Beals as far as compassion and care.

    Betsy2
  6. jackiec

    jackiec New Member

    Hello, Kristy!

    I live in Dundee and see a doctor in Saline for my CFIDS/FM. He is wonderful.

    I have never seen Dr. Barbour in Monroe, but have been told by quite a few ladies that he is excellent for FM. I took the liberty of copying the info from Ellen's previous post...hope it is helpful to you.

    Ellen wrote: Dr. Barbour in Monroe. He is very familiar with FM and I have had no trouble getting pain meds from him. I was going there twice a week for massage therapy, which felt good at the time, but not long afterward I was just as stiff and in pain as ever. The therapists there did give me ideas to make things easier, like sleeping with a pillow between my legs at night which has helped with morning stiffness. They also showed me different stretching exercises which I do twice a day. His phone number is (734) 241-0560. Just be prepared to wait a long time in the waiting room. Sometimes I have had to wait over an hour. When you do see him, though, he does listen and seems very interested and sympathetic to his patients.

    Have you tried the CFS/FM support groups? There is one in Monroe and Ellen told us of a good one in Tecumseh. We can pass that info on to you if you are interested. Just let me know.

    Best wishes, Jackie C
    [This Message was Edited on 08/28/2004]
  7. EllenComstock

    EllenComstock New Member

    Hi, Kristy:

    I see you are another neighbor and that my other neighbors in Tipton and Dundee have also responded. Jackie has already told you about Dr. Barbour (the FM specialist I see)and given you the number, but you also need to know that his office is going to be moving soon (will still be in Monroe). So if you do call for an appt. be sure to ask what address they will be at. Also, be forewarned that the wait in his office can be lengthy at times, so bring a book or something to do to pass the time. His office also does physical therapy (the wait isn't long for this). I had limited success with that. Felt good while they did it, but the pain was back not long afterward.

    The FM support group in Tecumseh is run by two women, Amy and Sally who work at the Center. (sorry, can't think of their last names). The group meets at the Carter Rehabilitation Center the last Monday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30. In May with Memorial Day, I think the meeting will be on the 19th. Check back with me later if you think you want to go. Or you can call the Center at (517) 423-7722 and ask for Amy or Sally. If they aren't available the receptionist will probably be able to answer your questions. The address is 109 Herrick Park Drive, Tecumseh, MI 49286. It's in a small shopping center. Don't panic when you see the burned out building. Although it was in the same building as the Center, fortunately there was a fire wall between the two and the Center had only smoke damage. Because of this our April meeting was cancelled. I think we will have a acupunturist who has recently come to this area do a demonstration. I have often wondered if this would help with my own pain, but not sure if the insurance will cover it. This is a bit of a drive for you, but I hope you can make it. The group also has a few people with arthritis, too.

    Ellen