Discussion in 'ME/CFS Doctors' started by chilove, Nov 30, 2013.
Does anyone know of any good doctors in Central Texas?
I just remembered I heard about a doc in Houston. If I can't remember I need to contact a friend. I'll get back to you. (I don't know if he's CFS but he does interesting stuff).
Another thing you can do, which is how I found my current doc is Google. I used all sorts of options, CFS in (my city) naturopath, integrative, functional medicine.
Then I found her website and saw that she did methylation so I emailed her. She totally gets it.
Here's the doc I mentioned above.
Dr. Patricia Salvato, in Houston is a long time HIV and CFS/ME M.D.
In Austin, Dr. Kendal Stewart at the NeuroSensory Center. He's helped me tremendously with CFS and fibro.
Thanks so much guys! I will check them out! Perchance Dreamer I would love to meet other people in the area for support if you are interested.
Dr W L Cowden
How do I get in to see Dr. Patricia Salvato!! I can't even seem to get Maria the new patient coordinator to call me back! If she's as good as I hear, even if her staff is not responsive to our needs, I don't care I can't take this back and forth feeling of I'm fine I don't need any hlep with this to OMG, I've just been run over by a truck. Next week my wife gets knee surgery. If I don't hear back from a doctor that knows something about ME/CFS by the following week, I am going to Dr. Salvato's practice and camp out there in the waiting room until they see me.
Recieved a call from Dr. Salvato's office this week. Wait time for first appointment: 6 weeks. I'm happy with that. Actually waited longer than that between a referal and the refusal to be seen by the neuromuscular dept at Baylor. At least I am now more organized with my health history. Thinking of starting a symptom journal with an app called Track & Share. Haven't been too good at keeping up with such stuff. Is there a thread here centered around the process by which a PWCFS can keep on-going track of symptoms and relate with correlating activity/diet/treatments? Has there been mentioned any recommended methods or tools for such? Later this weekend I may try to find where to repost this question to get more responses.
Here's some ideas: http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?entries/how-to-find-a-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-doctor.94/
Just an update here. The appointment I spoke of was supposed to be two weeks ago. I had to cancel it to go away to a funeral for a family member in upstate NY. Sitting in those cramped seats for the hours it takes to fly up there and back was torture. The doctors office returned my call last week to reschedule. Now I'm in a nine week holding pattern!! They would not consider that I had already waited 7 weeks from the first scheduling and my reason for the postponing.
Bummer lamawake, I'm on a 8 month waiting list to see Dr. Stewart in Austin. Please let us know how it goes when you do get to see her
Will do; you too. Wow! Supply and demand I guess. And no wonder these specialists are no longer taking insurance (as I saw noted in another of your posts). Probably able to see more patients after cutting out the clutter and hastle.
Iamawake88, did you get in to see her? I'm interested in your findings as I am in Houston also.
Sorry for the delay. I've been having a harder and harder time all along - spending a greater amount of time trying to get even a fraction of the work that needs to get done at home to keep up with the basics. And at work? Things are not going well there at all.
Anyway, yes, I did finally get in to see Dr. Salvato. I am so far convinced it was the right choice being that she exhibits a very appealing combination of expertise and demeanor and I get along with her supporting staff pretty good too. I've learned a lot about the tests and stuff, but nowhere near compared to the majority of members on this forum. In order to keep this short and on the topic of this thread, I will close by saying that I am not sure, however if this is the doctor for me just because after four appointments, I continue to be getting worse. If I soon get the energy and motivation, I will explain in a more appropriate thread.
Bump. Anyone know of a good doctor in San Antonio?
My experiences in Austin:
- Wallace Taylor, M.D. seemed knowledgeable and comprehensive in his approach, and on my first visit gave me a massive binder full of relevant information and protocols. But he charges by the quarter-hour and I often found him talking so much that our appointments would run long, which exceeded my budget. (At the time I was 100% cash-pay.)
- Chris Larson, D.O. is a wonderful primary care physician, and has been supportive of whatever testing and treatment plans I have brought to him. But he doesn't specialize in chronic fatigue. I've had a hard time finding a doctor who does specialize in this area. Meantime, he's my go-to physician and I feel lucky to have him.
Currently I'm looking closely at digestive treatments, mostly using CFSRemission.com as a source of ideas. I really like his model of CFS as an illness rooted in imbalances of intestinal bacteria.
Chilove- Did you see the doc in Austin? I drive to Houston to see Dr. Savalto. She is my mom's doc, and now I've turned into my mother, so I see her too. Anyway, I live closer to Austin and wondered about closer options.
Thanks so much! I'm also looking into the intestinal bacteria connection! It's fascinating!
I see Dr Amy Offutt in Marble Falls since I was diagnosed with Lyme. She is awesome, very into alternative as well as conventional therapies and is open to anything I want to try. She doesn't take insurance unfortunately though
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