By Ed Coghlan
One of the country’s leading experts on fibromyalgia is going to join a live international online discussion on Wednesday night (June 15) at 9 pm EDT.
Dr. Ginevra Liptan, whose recently released book The Fibro Manual-A Complete Fibromyalgia Treatment Guide for You and your Doctor is doing quite well, will talk with host Robin Viola-Pfeffer about a number issue important to fibromyalgia and chronic pain patients. She will also take questions from persons who are signed up for the chat.
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“We are thrilled that Dr. Liptan is joining us. Her experiences in treating fibromyalgia will give our audience important information that can impact their lives positively,” said Viola-Pfeffer.
Dr. Liptan opened the first practice devoted to fibromyalgia six years ago outside of Portland, Oregon. She developed fibromyalgia as a medical student and in fact had to leave school for a year to research the disease.
In an interview with National Pain Report earlier this year, she said she wrote the book for both the patient and the physician.
She believes, as do many in the fibromyalgia community, that too many physicians don’t understand fibromyalgia and often it takes many visits before a diagnosis is made.
To underscore that concern, in a recent survey of fibromyalgia patients by the National Pain Report, 68% reported they had to see 3 or more doctors before their diagnosis was made.
(To see the entire survey results, click here)
Viola-Pfeffer plans to cover many of the issues that Dr. Liptan covers in her book including other diseases that are associated with fibromyalgia, how diet, exercise and meditation can help and importantly, how patients can work with their doctors to get the best possible treatment?
Dr. Liptan opened the Frida Center for Fibromyalgia which is an integrative medical clinic devoted to the study of fibro. The Frida Center uses use the most effective and well-researched therapies from both conventional and alternative medicine in a new model called functional medicine.
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