Discussion in 'ME/CFS Doctors' started by Mouse girl, Sep 28, 2012.
Any suggestions or feedback will be appreciated.
I have heard good things about Dr Chia, from at least 3 people. I know he's south of LA proper, but not sure exactly where.
Yes, I have heard of him alot too. I can't help but do the commercial everytime I hear his name.......Cha cha cha chia! He must have been given so many of those as joke gifts over the years. I would love to go in his office and just see a sea of pottery animals growing spouts out of them.
I'm curious to hear what different people's experiences are with many docs around town. I've heard from others that for such a large city with top of the line docs and health care, we are not that strong in CFS docs.
But, i have to say, I have had many good experiences with docs here. All my docs seam to know something about CFS or fibro and believe in it. I mean, even my dentist etc. But, of course, alot of these guys were referrals.
I hear the same thing for the Boston area, way behind the times in regards to treatments! There are no established protocols, but we are all very different, but I think we can get a lot of sympton relief with various "treatments".
Oh yes, I found tramadol is very helpful for me with sleep and pain. I have a few meds that help a little bit, but not enough to be anywhere near normal. But, I can walk and drive so I feel so very lucky to be able to at least get out of bed etc.
I'm in Los Angeles, and recently started seeing Chia. I can't tell you yet if he has helped because enough time has not passed. All I can say is he believes CFS is real and he has his ideas about how to treat it.
Chia, John K S, Md - I D Med
23560 Crenshaw Boulevard #101, Torrance, CA 90501
If you are at all interested, call now. It takes about at least 6 months to see him.
Also see: http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?entries/how-to-find-a-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-doctor.94/
This past summer I saw a neurologist from the Boston area who travels to Maine once month. He believes its a real disease, but he said he didn't know anybody who could help me. I waited six months to see him. A very compassionate doctor, but he turned out to be another dead end. It's hard to believe he really doesn't know anyone who could help, and also can't find out. Don't they hang out together at country clubs, professional groups, conferences, etc?
You can also try a Google Site Search
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