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What type of doctor treats Fibromyalgia?

What type of doctor treats Fibromyalgia?

Depends: Many family doctors are expert at treating Fibromyalgia because they see so many patients with the condition. If you have one of those family doctors, then he/she should be quite skilled at taking care of you. If your FP is not familiar or doesn't "believe" in fibromyalgia, then you should seek consultation with a rheumatologist who specializes in all arthritic conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


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Do all pain management doctors treat fibromyalgia?

Do all pain management doctors treat fibromyalgia?

No: Pain management is a broad practice demographic. If you are looking for a pain management physician i would suggest asking before your appointment things to expect as the type of practice and areas of expertise treated. ...Read more

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Can a general doctor diagnose fibromyalgia? I have most symptoms but can it be something else?

Can a general doctor diagnose fibromyalgia? I have most symptoms but can it be something else?

Yes: Fibromyalgia has a constellation of symptoms including pain in various locations with other symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, joint pain, numbness, depression etc. All symptoms put together may qualify you for a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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He acts like im crazy. Should I tell all my symptoms if my doctor diagnoses fibromyalgia?

Yes: As physicians, we need to know all of your symptoms since some may not be associated with fibromyalgia and we do not want to miss any other medical problems that could be treated differently for example. ...Read more

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How would find the right doctor for my fibromyalgia?

How would   find the right doctor for my fibromyalgia?

See below: The doctors that usually deal with this condition are rheumatologists and physiatrists. Sometimes neurologists will see these patients as well. ...Read more

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Must I see a doctor about possible fibromyalgia symptoms?

Must I see a doctor about possible fibromyalgia symptoms?

Fibromyalgia impact: Because impact of fibromyalgia symptoms is the best measure of disease, dr. Robert bennett published the fibromyalgia impact questionnaire (fiqr) that makes it easy for patients to find out. There is "fibromyalgia" app that makes using and scoring fiqr easy. Based on your fiqr score, you will know how your symptoms compare to other patients. Once you know, you can decide to get help. ...Read more

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Are there any doctor's that treat fibromyalgia in the nyc area? , I just need someone for pain management.dr who was treating me has decided to teach.

Are there any doctor's that treat fibromyalgia in the nyc area? , I just need someone for pain management.dr who was treating me has decided to teach.

Search: You can start a search here and other online sites. http://www.ucomparehealthcare.com/drs/new_york/pain_management_physicians/Brooklyn.html But research is important. Also get referrals from people you trust. Ask hard questions in a respectful manner. Your ex-doctor is a good start for leads. Good luck. ...Read more

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