Seeking great CFIDS docs in DC-- MD, Immunologist, and TCM or homeopath

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by hubcap_halo, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. hubcap_halo

    hubcap_halo New Member

    Hi All,

    I'm taking my pursuit of health to Washington DC for the next 12 months or more.
    I'd love to hear about any great CFIDS doctors! I'm researching....
    • An MD (a home-base doc as it were)
    • An Immunologist (doesn't need to be ME/CFIDS specialist, but just good)
    • An outstanding TCM practitioner (herbalist, acupuncturist or both)
    • Homeopath
    • Reiki or energy healing

    Probably won't see everybody, but it doesn't hurt to know who's out there.
    So any of you DC, Maryland Virginia area folks--I'd love to hear from you.

    I found one Dan Jaller MD, he doesn't take Blue Cross, but I will research and see if he's worth spending out of pocket.

    Hi Sue and Klcooper,
    Thank you so much for your posts and suggestions.
    I will look into the Maryland MD and consider Lerner.
    I can't find a way to reply to this thread. [This Message was Edited on 11/19/2008]
  2. klcooper

    klcooper New Member


    I'm in Maryland, my doctors are Dr. Emerson Coronel, Internal Medicine, and my Rheumatologist is Dr. Victoria Shanmugam, at Georgetown Univ. Hosp.

    They're both very good and believe in alternatives and not just pain meds since this is something we'll have to deal with for the rest of our lives.

    Don't know where you are but you can look them up.

    Best wishes on your search!!
  3. ladybugmandy

    ladybugmandy Member

    may i once again STRONGLY suggest being treated by dr. lerner? he takes bluecross too.

    you haven't tried the antiviral thing for long enough to give it up. as far as i recall, you also haven't given valtrex a try.

    dr. lerner has 25 yrs experience with this. he will come up with the right antiviral combination, but you have to be very patient. it will take longer than 6 months.

    i also seem to recall your RNase L being very high...but my memory is not that good. if it is, that strongly suggests viral infection.
  4. hubcap_halo

    hubcap_halo New Member


    I'm going to check out Dr. Emerson Coronel.

    And Sue, I will strongly consider going to see Dr. Lerner in Michigan.

    Thank you!

  5. hubcap_halo

    hubcap_halo New Member

    I called Dr. Coronel's office. The receptionist wasn't aware if he
    specialized or knew much about CFIDS. Do you see him for your condition
    or do you just find him a good GP?


  6. klcooper

    klcooper New Member


    He's a very good Internal Medicine doctor, no he doesn't specialize in it. I see the rheumy. at Georgetown Univ. hospital for the FM/CF. They believe in alternative treatments & meds since there's no cure and sooner or later we can max out on rx options. Sorry for any confusion.
    [This Message was Edited on 11/22/2008]
  7. mezombie

    mezombie Member

    Check this out:

    Good luck!