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can you check your doctors?

Postby coz1 » Tue May 28, 2013 1:04 pm

Hi fibrofriends,
My usual doctor has been great with me i cant praise his knowledge and patience enough,BUT i have had to move to a bungalow which is far out of his range. :scream-1:
my question is can you check which doctors in a surgery of 7 doctors have any knowledge of fibromyalgia,or is it a case of wait and see???? :crazy:
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Re: can you check your doctors?

Postby moomoos » Tue May 28, 2013 1:54 pm

Couldnt you just ask at Reception?
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Re: can you check your doctors?

Postby LouLou » Tue May 28, 2013 2:16 pm

Hi Coz

I attend a surgery with about 10 GP's and 5 nurses - each with their own specialist areas. When I first started having my symptoms I was just seeing my usual (and favourite lol) doctor. After a few visits she referred me internally to another GP who specialised in Rheumatology and chronic pain and I have been with him ever since.

You can ask at reception like Moomoo's said, or if the surgery has a website it may be worth checking there? When it comes to registering at a new practice explain your illness and symptoms and ask to be put into the care of a Gp who either specialises in this area or who knows a lot about chronic pain.

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Re: can you check your doctors?

Postby FluppyPuffy » Tue May 28, 2013 3:31 pm

You could try giving the different surgeries a call and ask if they have any patients registered with FM or other chronic pain conditions as well as seeing if they have someone who deals with these kinds of problems.

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