I need to find a doctor in the Charleston, SC are who manages Fibromyalgia. My Rheumatologist diagnoses but does not manage Fibro. My Internal Medicine doctor does not manage, or does not want to manage Fibro. She is new to the area and does not know who to refer me to. I am not sure how I feel about her yet as a physician. Mine left and she is her replacement. I want to find someone who will prescribe medications for when I am in… read more
I just moved here to the Charleston area myself and I am having the same trouble. Luckily, my PCP, who is an internist, in Myrtle Beach understands how to treat Fibro. She is worth the 2-hour drive. Her name is Shelley Gilbert with Tidelands Community Care (Phone number can only be seen by the question and answer creators). As a new patient they will have you fill out paperwork and fax it back to them and then you can make your appointment. My experience your appointment can be within 2 to 3 days especially if you ask for an "acute" appointment. She listens to you and she doesn't dismiss you at all. she understands and takes her time with you.
Search and see if there r any doctors certified in functional medicine, they should be interested to help u with medication along with other possibilities.
I see this is an old question, but wondering if anyone has finally found a good fibro Dr in Charleston yet? Please let me know if so! Thanks. Lisa
Try Dr. Carlysle Barfield. Please don't use my name, I'm a new patient. Just tell him you found him online. His business card says Rheumatology Fibromyalgia. I think you'll be impressed. I was.
I am also finding it hard to find a Dr. that will manage FM. I am in Arkansas and it seems to be the thing that is done. I am suppose to go to a pain management clinic or my PCP to get medications for the symptoms that the Rheumatologist diagnosed me with. It makes no sense to me. I am fortunate to have a PCP that is helping me, but wants me to see one Dr. for managing the FM. It is hard to make an appt. with a Dr. not knowing if they will manage the Fibro?? I think that is happening a lot. What to do?