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I am trying to help a friend search for a doctor who can help her navigate the process of getting on disability. She has severe fibromyalgia and several other conditions. Do any of you have recommendations for doctors who specialize in fibromyalgia or medical disability? Her current doctor doesn't believe in fibro, and she understands the controversy out there about the condition, but she needs to get on disability before she has the means to even look into alternative treatments. So recommendations about conventional or alternative fibromyalgia doctors and treatments are both appreciated.

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brighteyedcat
Feb. 1st, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
i assume your friend would need to see a rheumatologist, right? my girlfriend has lupus and she loves her new doctor.

Dr. Stephanie Booth
4700 Seton Center Pkwy # 200
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 439-1001
eliset
Feb. 1st, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
I recommend going to a professional association for fibromyalgia and looking up members - go to one of them. For example, I was able to find this website, which has an email address you can email for a professional in the area.
mahala
Feb. 1st, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
ARC's rheumatologist, Anurekha Chadha, diagnosed my fibromyalgia. I can't say as to whether she'd be any help with disability (mine isn't that bad so it wasn't a question) but she obviously believes it exists.

http://www.austinregionalclinic.com/doctors/chadha.htm

Best of luck to her!
delicatetbone
Feb. 1st, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
curious....
How did she get a fibro diagnoisis if her dr. doesn't believe in it?

My acupuncturist specializes in fibro symptoms
Nichole lentfer @ natural health center
512-892-3366
rowan_elizabeth
Feb. 2nd, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
Re: curious....
She had a different doctor in another state. I believe she has her current doctor due to her limited insurance.
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