Physicians in Michigan

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Tea4TwoMom, Oct 2, 2002.

  1. Tea4TwoMom

    Tea4TwoMom New Member

    Hello Everyone. I am very new to this awesome sight! I cannot believe how much useful information is here. I am wondering if anyone knows of a physician in the Detroit, MI Metropolitan Area. I just cannot seem to find anyone who will really go over things with me and help me to get through some of these problems. Most days I feel so alone. Thank-you in advance for your help.
  2. Tea4TwoMom

    Tea4TwoMom New Member

    Hello Everyone. I am very new to this awesome sight! I cannot believe how much useful information is here. I am wondering if anyone knows of a physician in the Detroit, MI Metropolitan Area. I just cannot seem to find anyone who will really go over things with me and help me to get through some of these problems. Most days I feel so alone. Thank-you in advance for your help.
  3. cpalance

    cpalance New Member

    I used to live in Detroit, it was so many years ago I don't know of any doctors there. But I did want to welcome you. I hope you find someone.

    Hugs
    Cindy
  4. motg

    motg New Member

    hi. I am from Grand Rapids MI. I have been looking all over for a good DR. But can not find one.
    Barb
    [This Message was Edited on 10/02/2002]
  5. EllenComstock

    EllenComstock New Member

    Hi:

    I see a fibromyalgia specialist in Monroe, Michigan. It will be a little drive for you, but as you have found out, there aren't many around. From my work it's an hour drive for me and 45 minutes from home. The doctor I see is Dr. Barbour. There is another doctor in with him, but I can't remember his name. I've been having a problem with fog lately! Anyway, here is the phone number if you want to schedule an appt.-(734) 241-0560. His office doesn't require a referral from your family doctor.

    Good luck!

    Ellen
  6. Tea4TwoMom

    Tea4TwoMom New Member

    Thank-you Ellen. I will try this doctor. How long have you been seeing him?
  7. EllenComstock

    EllenComstock New Member

    Glad my info was of use to you. I've been seeing Dr. Barbour since June. I was going twice a week for massage therapy, which helped up to a point. I had an appt. two weeks ago with Dr. Barbour to discuss my progress. I told him that the massage seemed to help some, but after that I didn't notice any further improvement. He said that he felt I could continue doing the stretching exercises at home which I am and discontinue the therapy. I have to give him credit. Some doctors will keep you coming even if the program or therapy is not helping further. He thought the fact that I don't feel as stiff and sore in the morning and that I have some good nights now was hopeful sounding and tried to be very encouraging to me. The physical therapists gave me some good ideas to help me like keep a food diary to see if any foods might be worsening my symptoms at times, soaking in a tub with epsom salts when I am having more pain than usual, etc.

    One thing you should be warned about, however, is that you will usually wait in the waiting room a long time when you are scheduled to see Dr. Barbour (don't know about the other doctor). Expect to wait an hour to an hour and a half. I just brought things with me to do-reading, bill paying, etc. I didn't feel quite as frustrated that way because at least I was getting some things accomplished. But when you do see him, he doesn't rush you and gives you time to ask questions or have him clarify something.

    When I went to have my massage therapy, the wait was only a few minutes for the therapist. There are quite a few therapists so I got different ones.

    I am getting my medications for sleep and pain through him.

    Anyway, good luck to you!

    Ellen
  8. motg

    motg New Member

    Thanks for the info about the DRs. the one in Grand Rapids is not far from me.
    Barb
  9. jackiec

    jackiec New Member

    Thought I'd add another name here. Dr. J. Crump in Saline (near Ann Arbor) is very knowledgeable and understanding about CFS, since he worked in a CFS Clinic for quite some time. His number is 734-429-2302.

    As for Dr Barbour in Monroe, I've heard excellent reports about him, and in fact know a few people who see him for other conditions and they highly recommend him. He is also on the Good-Doctors list at local support groups here, I believe.

    Good luck to you. I'm in Michigan and finding a doctor has been extremely difficult and frustrating.

    Jackie C
  10. blast

    blast New Member

    I am from Ann Arbor, mi to be exact, and luckily have a wonderful primary care physician that works with me.
    JackieC, so happy to hear you are still with Dr. Crump. Do you like him? Has he been able to help you? What meds does he have you on? Sorry all the questions I am just happy to have been able to hook someone up with a Dr. I know. I did a medical asst. internship at his clinic, and he was a great teacher as well as doctor. People just loved him.
    Let me know how things are going!
    Sherri
  11. JCharity

    JCharity New Member

    I lived in southeastern Michigan. I saw Stephen Arbitt. He is in Rochester Hills in a medical building behind Crittenton Hospital. He was referred to me by Dr. Devin Starlanyl, who has fibro and is retired. He is an excellent doctor. He is a rehabilitative doctor and is very compassionate. I am sorry I don't have his phone number anymore. We have moved to west Michigan. I have an absolutely awesome doctor here. Just in case anybody in west Michigan needs an excellent doc......her name is Katherine Young. If anybody wants further into on her, let me know. She is very well educated on fibro. Right now I am getting physical therapy (muscle therapy..no machines) and I am also going to aquatic therapy. The aquatics are so much fun and they really do help tone the muscles.

    Hope this has helped some. Hugz and blessings, Jenn
  12. Roxi

    Roxi New Member

    Barb, watch out for doctors from the Born clinic! They are pushing Chelation therapy which has the potential to cause kidney and liver damage! I'm a medical assistnt of 30 years. We have enough trouble with poor immune systems to get messed up with that! Roxi