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cfs/fms doc in Colorado Front Range???

Discussion in 'ME/CFS Doctors' started by voner, May 19, 2010.

  1. voner

    voner Senior Member

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    I'm in the Fort Collins, Colorado area -- and I needed new doc. I am not having much success. These are any suggestions for doctors and also places where I can go to search for doctor suggestions -- I need them to be able to accept insurance -- most of the doctors that I can find that are well-versed in the subject and do well-informed treatment programs do not accept insurance. :(

    thanks in advance.

    ps: if you post to suggestions for a doc that you like - please tell me why. One thing I'm looking for is a doctor and getting to see -- many medical doctors are overbooked. That's not for me. Also I am only looking for medical doctors. -- not chiropractors, massage people, etc.

    Thanks in advance, again!
     
  2. voner

    voner Senior Member

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    sorry about that miss spelling - I use voice dictation and I forgot to review my post... - I meant to say "I am needing a new doc."
     
  3. katieann

    katieann

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    I am also in Colorado, up in Walden, although the rest of my family are still in Fort. Collins. I moved up here when I was denied long term disability benefits by HP. It's cheaper and a lot less stressful. :+)

    I just started seeing Dr. Carol Fischer in Cheyene, WY. I have only seen her once, before I tested positive for XMRV. I am seeing her again on the 26th, and will be asking her about XMRV/CFS anti-retrovirals potentials. If she does not have the resources (Her main focus is still HIV) to be active in XMRV, my next doc will be another HIV Specialist in Wyoming.

    Dowell, Mark E MD - Rocky Mountain Infectious
    (307) 234-8700
    5810 E 2nd St, #100, Casper, WY 82609 Get directions
    Cross Streets: Between Bentley Cir and Coliseum Way

    He has satelite offices in Cheyene, laramie and rock springs as well. Let's stay in touch :D:

    toadlily.gamer@gmail.com
     
  4. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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  5. katieann

    katieann

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    Well, the co-cure list is rather old. But I did check in with Dr. Carol Fischer. I have only seen her once, but when I got there, she immediately tried to pack me off to a new Rheumitologist in town. When I explained that the CFS is much much more of an issue to me then FM (It joined the party in my body 10 years after I got sick), and that FM is not Near the symptoms I need addressed, then she backed down. My senses with her is that she is mainly focused on HIV and not CFS really, although she does treat them. She didn't even blink when I said WPI and XMRV. So, I am doing one more sit down with ehr to see if she Wants to focus on CFS/XMRV sicne she Is an infectious disease specialist. I wanted to do that last time, and had asked her pointed questiosn about how she praticed and her thoughts about CFS, but she way laid me into talking about myself, and then we ran out of time.

    At any rate, the list on Co-Cure is way out of date imho.
     
  6. hollie9

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    I agree the co-cure list is out of date.

    I now have 2 people who need diagnoses, one in Idaho, one in California, sounds like they have CFS for about 6 months.

    They can't get into the top docs, 1 year wait, I don't know what to tell them. For their disability insurance they need a real doctor I think, not a holistic, chiropractic, or borderline doc. Much of co-cure's list has so many of these type docs.
     
  7. katieann

    katieann

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    You can order and get the XMRV kit directly from Vip DX. Then all you need to do is walk into a hospital lab, or your doctors office, and have the blood drawn there.
     

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