How to Find a Doctor That Treats Fibro?
Get in touch with a fibromyalgia support group either locally or online and ask which doctors other members recommend or not. To find a support group visit the National Fibromyalgia Association website at fmaware.org
If you live outside the USA, look for Fibromyalgia or Chronic Pain Associations near you for more information.
Talk to people who suffer from other immune deficiency disorders such as those with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, etc., and ask which physicians they see.
Search for a specialist online by entering the name of your city plus “fibromyalgia specialist” or “fibromyalgia doctor” as the keywords in your browser.
Visit the National Fibromyalgia Association website at my.WebMD.com for listings of doctors.
Contact your insurance company to find out which physicians will accept your insurance plan.
- Continue your search until you find a fibromyalgia specialist you are comfortable with and have confidence in. Remember, it’s up to you to find the right specialist for you.
- To determine the legitimacy of a doctor you can do the following: Search ama-assn.org to check they are part of the Medical Association in your country.
- Before your first appointment make a list of important questions you want to ask such as how many fibromyalgia patients he/she treats, what treatment options they use and what the success rates are for relieving symptoms.
Sources and Citations
- source: http://eliminatefibromyalgia.com/blog/2007/02/22/how-to-find-good-fibromyalgia-doctors/