New Clinic opening in Peoria, Illinois

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by chyrelleann, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. chyrelleann

    chyrelleann New Member

    Internationally Renowned Fibromyalgia Researcher Opens a Private Clinic in Illinois

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 3, 2009)—The National Fibromyalgia Association is pleased to share that Dr. Muhammad B. Yunus, a rheumatologist and renowned fibromyalgia specialist, is opening a private clinic, Yunus FibromyalgiaCare Center, on April 21, 2009 in Peoria, Illinois. His practice will be dedicated to fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.

    “Finding an understanding and knowledgeable doctor in the area of fibromyalgia is an ongoing challenge for individuals affected by the disorder,” says Lynne Matallana, president of the National Fibromyalgia Association. “We are excited that such a caring and experienced physician will help to fill this great need.”

    Referred to as the “Father of Fibromyalgia,” Dr. Yunus is a pioneer in fibromyalgia research. An internationally-renowned researcher and speaker, he has written a number of original publications, including “Primary Fibromyalgia,” a 1981 pivotal paper which helped introduce a new perspective of the disorder to the medical community. This publication included the results of his study that suggested the first data-based criteria for FMS, which was widely used by researchers until the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria was published in 1990.

    A board certified rheumatologist, Dr. Yunus has been involved in fibromyalgia research from the beginning of his professional career. He saw fibromyalgia patients at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, where he has been a professor of medicine for more than 25 years. Currently he works with the university one day a week and remains active in research, publishing and teaching.

    Yunus FibromyalgiaCare Center is located at the Proctor Professional Building at 5401 N. Knoxville, Suite 218, Peoria, Illinois 61614. Patients will be seen by physician referral only. To make an appointment with Dr. Yunus, please have your physician’s office call (309) 693-2244.

    Has anyone been to him or know about him?


  2. munch1958

    munch1958 Member

    But decided to go to the Detroit FFC for testing instead. They found I was low in growth hormone, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, my thryoid was off, my adrenals are shot. Most importantly, they did a Lyme test. I had many positive bands but an overall negative result. I then switched to a LLMD in Springfield, MO. I am Fibro free now!

    I just can't see any hope in seeing a doc who says I need to "live with my condition." There are better treatments for Fibro than ADs and pain meds (if you are lucky enough to get them!)
  3. butterflydream

    butterflydream New Member

    Hey Thanks Chryel for passing on this info. Father of Fibromyalgia sounds helpful.

    Has anyone here been to him ?
    Please pass on some thoughts to us if you have been to him for Fibromyalgia

  4. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    Peoria!! I only live ninety miles from Peoria.

    I am curious about this doctor's practice. If you have to get a referral from your doctor, I wonder if your insurance will cover it?

    Will he also see people with CFS?

    I just hope it is not one of these clinics that charge an arm and a leg. However, if you have to have a doctor's referral, maybe that indicates the clinic is more legit.

    I guess the bottom line is: Will this play in Peoria????

    Someone had to say it.


  5. New Member

    I heard of Dr Yunus years ago but didnt know he saw patients as a Rheumy. I will definitely check it out and see if I can go to him.

    Chyrel, I so appreciate this post. Ive had this dd for so many years and am about to turn 60
    so Im thinking I need to do something besides take AD and pain meds all the time. I'm on
    Tramadol four times a day and still have quite a bit of pain and fatigue.

    I would love it if he has something else up his sleeve : )

    I even thought of trying to find someone to give me xyrem before seeing your post.

    I will let you know what I find.

    thanks again.. Carolyn