Discussion in 'Find Good Fibromyalgia & ME/CFS Doctors & Clinics' started by doxygirl, Aug 4, 2007.
Dr. Michael Cichon
Dr. Michael Cichon in Temple Terrace.
It is getting harder and harder to find a doctor that will file insurance. I do not have money to pay hundreds up front. I got into severe debt when I came down with CFS 22 years ago because so many things weren't even known about CFS, so it all was experimental. Can someone explain to me why so many years later doctors who specialize in the area of medicine still aren't taking insurance?
Please....anyone who has a good doctor in the DFW area for ME?CFS....especially if they take insurance....please post. Take time to help your fellow suffers out. Thank you kindly!
Im with you Kathie. I went into debt 22 years ago trying to be diagnosed. It cost me my marriage and credit. Now I'm in my 50's I have relapsed and need to find doctors again to help me gain control. Almost all the doctors in Dallas area are cash only. I have to find a doctor who will accept insurance. I can't go into my golden years even more in debt. Ticks me off doctors and insurance companies are taking advantage of the diseases we have just because they aren't mainstream.
I have found a clinic where all three of the caregivers (nurse practitioners) are VERY fibro-friendly!! They listen to me, prescribe meds for pain as needed, and are not afraid to send me out to other doctors (can't remember the term....darn fibro fog). I am extremely happy with them! The clinic is Healthwise in Alpena, Michigan.
I drive all the way from Tampa for this lady. After 3 previous doctors, I finally found this one that takes her time with you, believes in you, treats you with respect, and treats you! I love her because she understands my desire to stay as natural as possible. She also did tons of blood work to identify/rule out underlying issues:
Michele Spuza-Milord, M.D.
Website is: spuza-milord.com
Stay away from Adam Rosen, M.D. (rheumatologist) Clearwater, FL. He has a serious God-complex, will scold you for using the internet to research and ask questions, will scold you for asking for any testing that he has not already ordered (saying it is unnecessary, such as testing for viruses) and if he needs to leave for a speaking engagement, he WILL rush your visit and leave you sitting there not believing he just left you sitting there! He also will not agree to continue seeing you if you do not use his pharmaceutical recommendations - thinks natural remedies are hogwash and you must not want to get well if you won't take pharma. He also does not believe in treating FMS with narcotics, so if you are in need of pain management, this is not your man
I haven't been here in awhile, but hello to all my fellow ME/CFS friends!
I'd like to know: how does one find a doctor in their area on this site here?
San Antonio TX
Be as well as can be, all! XXOo
Looking for a physician to prescribe Xyrem for my FM, preferably in or around the Buffalo area. Would be willing to go to neighboring states if highly recommended. Thanks!
Do you know if he would prescribe Xyrem for FM?
Do you know if Dr. Quinn would prescribe Xyrem for FM?
I AM INTERESTED IN KNOWING IF THERE ARE ANY COMPASSIONATE DOCTORS OF PAIN MGMT. WHO TREAT CFS/FM IN MISSISSIPPI. I AM .INTERESTED IN TAKING ANYMORE INEFFECTIVE SPINAL INJECTIONS. I JUST NEED A DOCTOR TO EVALUATE ME TO RULE OUT CFS AND WRITE REFILL RX'S FOR MY FENTANYL PATCHES, BREAKTHROUGH PAIN PILLS AND LYRICA AND SAVELLA.
DOES THE DOCTOR ACCEPT INSURANCE?
I'M NO LONGER SEEING MY FORMER PAIN MGMT. NP AND I WOULD LIKE TO FIND A GOOD PAIN DR. BEFORE MY CURRENT RX MEDS ARE USED UP.
I WOULD BE FOREVER GREATFUL TO ALL WHO ATTEMT TO HELP ME. THIS COND. HAS BEEN A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE SINCE 2008. I'VE SUFFERED EXCRUCIATING PAIN DAILY. MY QUALITY OF LIFE HAS BEEN AFFECTED. I'VE BEEN ENROLLED BACK IN COLLEGE AT MY AGE OF 42 Y/O AND SUFFER FROM FIBROFOG. I'VE NEVER HAD TO WORK SO HARD AT LEARNING BEFORE ( NORMALLY A HONOR STUDENT AND SINCE 1997, HAVE SELF TAUGHT MYSELF NUMEROUS COLLEGE SUBJECTS AND SUCCESSFULLY PASSED (CLEP) TEST ON A LIST OF VARIED SUBJECTS FOR COLLEGE CREDIT. IT HAS BEEN DIFFICULT TO ACCEPT THAT I'M NOW A DIFFERENT PERSON. I AM FREQUENTLY PLAGUED WITH DEBILLITATING FATIGUE AND EXHAUSTION THAT SOMETIMES CONFINES ME TO THE BED.
I'M TIRED OF FIGHTING IT, I'M TIRED OF THE CONSTANT PAIN. IT IS A LONELY DISEASE WHEN YOU HAVE NO SUPPORT FROM FAMILY OR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS.
I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT IN A MILLON YEARS THAT THIS WOULD HAPPEN TO ME.
Purpleroyalty - try acam.org - it's a website for integrative medicine doctors. They are the only ones I've found who know anything at all about CFS. There is a search feature near the top of the home page which says "health resources" and if you scroll over that, you'll find a link to search for IM doctors in your area. Good luck -
I have just been diagnosed cfids/fibromyalgia. I am looking for an expert Dr in this field around the Kansas city area although I would travel further away in Ks or Mo if I could find someone who could help me. Thanks in advance.
Hi - I am new to the site. I have been suffering with pain for a couple of years now. I not only have Fibro but I also strongly believe I have CFS but can't get a doctor confirm. My primary doesn't believe in it, my Rheumatologist doesn't seem to believe me either. In addition, I have a repetitive injury to my right shoulder, arm and hand. I am looking for a good doctor that will help in the southwest or western area of Chicago. Anyone have a doctor they recommend???
I can give you a couple doctors to check out in Dallas Texas if that will help? I know you said you prefer the DFW area.
Hello all new to this forum, I live In Jackson, Tn and I am looking for a Dr. that knows about CFS, Please if you could list any Dr. that is knowledgeable in CFS in the state of TN or anywhere that is close to it, I have been battling this for over 5 years now. Thx for taking the time to reply.
Hello I found the information below for Jackson.
Dr. Charles A. Walker, MD
Specialty: Pain Management
Walker Pain Management Centers
18 Stonecreek Circle
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
If there is a surrounding area you want me to look for a doctor near Jackson I can try that for you too.
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