New to DFW area

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by krisfromaz, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. krisfromaz

    krisfromaz New Member

    Can anyone recommend a good rheumatologist with knowledge of FM? I'm in the North Dallas suburbs, but would be willing to travel out of my immediate area for a good doc. I had a wonderful one in MA, and he is the only person I miss from there (sad, huh?). Thanks for any guidance!
  2. krisfromaz

    krisfromaz New Member

    Can someone help? Thanks
  3. AllWXRider

    AllWXRider New Member

    He is not a rheumy but a OB/GYN that is now concentrating on CFS/FM. He helped a neighbor of mine. He is expensive but good I hear.

    I'm out of work and un-insured so I can't afford him.
  4. balletdancer74

    balletdancer74 New Member

    Hi,

    I just moved to Dallas (downtown) and am STILL looking for a good doctor who knows about FM and especially CFIDS/M.E. I'm desperate for my weekly vitamin/mineral drip and acupuncture and myofascial pain massage. I think I found a good acupuncturist as an fyi. Keep you posted.

    If/when I find one, I'll post. Try the arthritis foundation as they usually have a list of rheumatologists all over the country. I'm on disability, so it's hard to find a doctor who takes my insurance.

    Also, consider a good neurologist.

    Additionally, try these hospitals: Baylor, Medical City and UT Southwestern.

    If you find anyone, please let me know. I miss my doctors in NYC - the BEST!!!! :) I'll also do the same for you.

    Hugs,
    LB32 (Leeza)
  5. namow

    namow New Member

    Could you give more information on this dr. I would be interested in seeing him but need more info.

    Thank you!!
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  6. JulieO

    JulieO New Member

    Hi there-
    Welcome to the area! I must keep this brief b/c i'm on my PDA-convenient for in-bed reading (windows mobile) but typing is rather difficult.
    First, I go to the Dallas FFC and very much like my physician there-Dr Spurlock. If you are looking for an actual rheumy, southwestern is always a good choice since they do resrearch/tend to be more progressive. there's a doc there who has a last name that begins w/a 'Z' who i was going to see (referral) before i was lucky enough to find dr spurlock. you can look him up (dr Z,that is...) on their web site...or call dallas ffc at 972-980-2300' for dr S.
    best o' luck to ya!
  7. Texas Jackie

    Texas Jackie New Member

    at the FEM Centre has a web site. Just femcentre dot com. He is a OB/GYN that does a lot of other type health care. The Fem Centre takes insurance but he also has a energy health center that does not take insurance. I would like to go but have HMO and I can only go 2 times a year with out a referral.
  8. momXtwo

    momXtwo New Member

    but he is wonderful and completely understanding. Both his wife AND his daughter have FM/CFIDS. Dr. John Harney -- out of Richardson. I love him. Won't change. He's a neurologist, though.
    [This Message was Edited on 01/09/2007]
  9. krisfromaz

    krisfromaz New Member

    for all the referrals. I never even considered a neurologist in place of a rheumatologist. I was told to see a neurologist for another reason and never got around to it because we moved. Now I have another reason, I guess. Thanks again to all!
  10. balletdancer74

    balletdancer74 New Member

    I forgot (big surprise there! lol)...Dr. John Krusz has a reputation for being a very good neurologist in Dallas who is very familiar with FM and also a head pain specialist. Unfortunately, he is very expensive but does take, I believe Medicare and some other sorts of insurance plans.

    About.com has him around a lot.

    My personal issue with the FFC is that they don't accept ANY insurance and are very expensive. When a doctor or health center doesn't accept any type of insurance, red flags go up for me. I've never had problems in CT/NY (where I live) or even L.A.

    Best of luck, and please keep me informed as I will you since we're both in the same boat right now.....Dallas area boat...

    LB32 (Leeza)
  11. bunnyfluff

    bunnyfluff Member

    Dr John Joseph in Carrollton. For pain management Dr Peter Polatin in Lewisville (972)420-1776, and for Neuro Dr David Cooke. I like them all, and have had good success in my treatment, no problems getting meds or having them believe something is "really" wrong.

    And, welcome to DFW!
  12. krisfromaz

    krisfromaz New Member

    Well, I tried making an appointment with Dr. Harney, since so many had good things to say about him...he is no longer taking new patients...good word spreads fast!

    So I called Dr. Krusz and have an appointment in 2 weeks. My only concern is he does not accept insurance - he does not like being told how to run his practice and likes to spend time with his patients, I was told - but they DO file the claims for you with your insurance provider. You just have to pay out of pocket and get reimbursed (hopefully).

    If he is as good as his receptionist and others say, I don't mind shelling out the bucks.
  13. mommygee

    mommygee New Member

    I have not gone yet (going in Feb) but they do take insurance. I went down the list of 20 recommended local doctors....and only a handful takes my insurance.

    He has a website goninowellness.com