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Doctor insights on: Referral To Fibromyalgia Doctor

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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, ...Read more


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Can anyone help me with a diagnosis to get referral to talk to psychiatrist?

Can anyone help me with a diagnosis to get referral to talk to psychiatrist?

Many resources: Usually the process is to get a referral before a diagnosis -- because the psychiatrist makes the diagnosis during an interview with you. It may require more than one session. You can check your local psychiatric society for possible names, and also online searches can be fruitful these days. Contact office to see about insurance, appointment availability, ways of working, etc. ...Read more

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My primary care doctor referred me to a neuro. Who specializes in ms. What would be helpful advice you can give to prepare me for the appt.

My primary care doctor referred me to a neuro. Who specializes in ms. What would be helpful advice you can give to prepare me for the appt.

Remember this: In 2014, most patients with MS can be successfully treated and controlled, and can not only live a productive life, but also not have the disease shorten lifespan. Our modern potent agents have enhanced our success. ...Read more

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Please explain who's the proper doctor you should see for ADHD diagnosis?

Please explain who's the proper doctor you should see for ADHD diagnosis?

ADHD: Typically either a neurologist or a psychiatrist, especially those who document that they specialize and are familiar with adhd diagnoses. For pediatric patients, school system can sometimes assist with finding appropriate practitioner. There are formal tests that can be done to assess for this. ...Read more

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Who to see for TMJ issues: pcp or dentist?

Who to see for TMJ issues: pcp or dentist?

Specialist Dentist: A primary care md will know next to nothing about TMJ issues. The same applies to a general practice dentist. Ask your dental society to recommend a dentist with expertise in TMJ disorders. ...Read more

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Do i need to get a referral from my primary care physician to see an allergy specialist?

Do i need to get a referral from my primary care physician to see an allergy specialist?

Depends: That often depends on one's health insurance plan - however, you may want to start with your pcp anyway. They can evaluate your symptoms and get you started on treatment in the meantime. Take care. ...Read more

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Would a neurologist help me with fibromyalgia treatment?

Would a neurologist help me with fibromyalgia treatment?

Depends who you saw: Treating fibromyalgia involves a team approach to address the many layers of the disease. So, a neuro-psychiatrist may be helpful, as others who are part of your team, as this is a complex medical condition. You may also benefit from seeing someone who tests for food allergies as well, as sometimes this impacts one's energy level, and when removed, allows the body to recover quicker with other txs. ...Read more

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What qualifies a pain specialist to be able to treat fibromyalgia?

What qualifies a pain specialist to be able to treat fibromyalgia?

Caring interest: Doctors don't learn everything in medical school. Worse yet, medical knowledge and technology change so fast that most of what each doctor uses everyday must come from keeping up with the latest scientific publications. This is especially true with fibromyalgia, where the first drug was approved by fda just a few years ago. Many doctors are qualified, if they have an interest and keep up learning. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could my primary care physician be able to order a test for gluten sensitivities?

Thoughts? Could my primary care physician be able to order a test for gluten sensitivities?

Yes: Most labs now have a celiac's disease panel that checks the blood proteins associated with gluten sensitivity. Your pcp can order this test. Some research has also pointed to folks who respond well to a gluten free diet even when the tests come back negative. Take care. ...Read more

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What doctor should I see for chronic muscle pain? Neurologist or rheumatologist?

What doctor should I see for chronic muscle pain? Neurologist or rheumatologist?

Rheumatologist: Given those 2 options, i would see a rheumatologist first, since they specialize in systemic conditions that can cause chronic muscle pain. ...Read more

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Can a primary care doctor prescribe psychiatric meds?

Can a primary care doctor prescribe psychiatric meds?

Yes: Using medicines requires knowledge of doses, indications, adverse effects, and interactions with other medicines. ...Read more

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In order for me to be diagnosed for polymyalgia rheumatica, do I need to see a rheumatologist?

In order for me to be diagnosed for polymyalgia rheumatica, do I need to see a rheumatologist?

No: Depending on their training and experience, many doctors, especially primary care doctors, are perfectly qualified to diagnose and manage polymyalgia rheumatica. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor refer a family to his affiliated physician's assistant?

Why would a doctor refer a family to his affiliated physician's assistant?

Team work: Physician assistants are trained to work as a team member with a physician. They are qualified to take care of stable conditions and also able to recognize when the physician should be called back in to address a problem. This allows the physician to spend more time with someone that has a less stable condition. This will become more of a necessity in the years ahead as we have fewer physicians. ...Read more

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Need expert advice! where to go to be tested for bipolar disorder?

Need expert advice! where to go to be tested for bipolar disorder?

Consultation: I would recommend a board certified psychiatrist. Look for one with a lot of experience in dealing with bpd. You may want ask your primary care physician to recommend one. Good luck. ...Read more

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What doctor should you see for phobias/anxiety/panic attacks(psychologist or psychiatrist)?

What doctor should you see for phobias/anxiety/panic attacks(psychologist or psychiatrist)?

Anxiety treatment: I would start with a cognitive behavioral therapist. Consult nacbt.Org for a specialty trained therapist near you. She will then decide if you can be treated with cognitive behavioral therapy alone or if you also need medication. She should be able to refer you to a good psychiatrist, if needed. Good luck-this is a very treatable problem! ...Read more

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Can you request to be tested for celiacs disease from your primary care doctor?

Can you request to be tested for celiacs disease from your primary care doctor?

S/he can start it: Initial screening is simple, using your history & exam to validate the need for blood tests. (insurers may not pay for tests unless the need is established)The initial blood tests narrow the group of people that have some symptoms down to those who are most likely to have it. Further confirmation by more invasive tests by a GI specialist may then bee needed. Your primary can coordinate this. ...Read more

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Why would someone need to see a physical therapist?

Why would someone  need to see a physical therapist?

They have a : Musculoskeletal condition for which medicines alone will not be curative or very helpful. ...Read more