- Sep 18, 2022
Recently diagnosed. Looking for a specialist. Does anybody know of a doctor who specializes in fibro in Toronto to Ottawa or norther NY state?
Very understandable!I am looking for a doctor who is willing to do all the testing vs. my GP who only did one blood test and an x-ray to rule out arthritis. and than gave me this diagnosis.
Definitely right.to my knowledge, there is no medical "specialty" specifically for fibro - it most often falls under the umbrella of rheumatology.
I don't have to put myself in your shoes because I, like many of us, have been there! Many times. Try getting a list of doctors (of any kind) from an insurance company, and see how real or up to date that is!but put yourself in my shoes.. you go to the list for your state/region/country, and your city.. Oh boy.. 10 docs listed as specializing in fibro care.. so you start researching the individual names only to find out this or that doctor is no longer at that clinic/in that area, and has not been for quite some time.
The one remaining name from that list that is still there is iffy.. he used to get good comments/ratings from patients, but not so much anymore, which leads me to believe that he is getting ready to retire.. (he has been a doc since 1983, rheumatology specialty since 1988)
And we wont even go into the question of whether they are taking new patients or not... that is a whole different ball of wax.
While I completely empathize and you don't need to feel bad about asking these things, there's nothing further that can be done about it, as least as far as I know. The list may have been up to date when it was put up, but it has not been possible to keep it updated. I do not refer people to that list myself. If you do refer someone to it, it might be best to inform people that the list may not be accurate so they don't get frustrated.Perhaps I am just being too whiny about it and need to let it go.. Sorry I have taken up so much space about it.