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Is fibromyalgia something that a regular doctor can treat, or will I need to go to a pain clinic?
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Anyone can treat
Anyone can treat it.
Proper diagnosis may be best done by a rheumatologist or rehab medicine specialist or a neurologist.

In brief: Anyone can treat
Anyone can treat it.
Proper diagnosis may be best done by a rheumatologist or rehab medicine specialist or a neurologist.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
In brief: Doctor interested?
Any primary care doctor can successfully treat #fibromyalgia if he/she is interested in this fascinating disorder. Complementary and alternative therapies are often useful.

In brief: Doctor interested?
Any primary care doctor can successfully treat #fibromyalgia if he/she is interested in this fascinating disorder. Complementary and alternative therapies are often useful.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
FM is within skill set of most primary care doctors to treat. Only a few meds useful.  Caring & sympathetic doctor with time to listen is required.  Concommitant TMJ, migraines, chronic shoulder pain, TOS, chronic low back & pelvic pain, IBS, endometriosis, & IC oft occur, and referrals helpful.  Doctor with bent to complementary therapies applications is desired. 
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology
In brief: Depends on severity
Milder cases of fibromyalgia can be treated by family doctors.
But, if patient has severe pain or complex pain symptoms then a consultation with a pain physician who manages fibromyalgia or a rheumatologist is more appropriate.

In brief: Depends on severity
Milder cases of fibromyalgia can be treated by family doctors.
But, if patient has severe pain or complex pain symptoms then a consultation with a pain physician who manages fibromyalgia or a rheumatologist is more appropriate.
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
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