The Northern Virginia (NOVA)
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We are fortunate in DC, VA, and MD to have doctors and other health and legal practitioners familiar with and interested in helping people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, CFIDS, M.E.), fibromyalgia (FM, FMS) and orthostatic intolerance/dysautonomia. Recommendations for our list of practitioners come mostly from our support group members and website users. The order of practitioners listed within each specialty is roughly based on the popularity, helpfulness reported among the patients we hear from. The quality and usefulness of this list depends largely on people taking the time to make thoughtful suggestions.
Send recommendations and updates to Elly Brosius at email@example.com. Please provide names, specialties, address, websites, and what prompted the recommendations. Professionals, please provide your special interests and types of treatments offered that would be relevant to people with CFS, FM, OI.
Selecting any professional is a very personal matter. Both the client's and the professional's personalities and styles matter as well as their preferences in terms of approach, insurance participation (including Medicare or Medicaid), and many other factors. Some doctors are more suited for initial evaluation and diagnosis, some for disability documentation, some for specific types of testing or symptomatic treatments, some with addressing underlying causes and perpetuating factors, and some with alternative or complementary approaches to healing. We all seek doctors and other providers who have, at least, a basic familiarity with our disorders, acknowledge them as the serious and devastating illnesses that they truly are, are open to discussion and working with the client/patient, and recognize that there are many possible treatments for symptoms and approaches to healing that are worth exploring. Keep seeking a team of partners to assist you in caring for yourself.
Not only is it a big project to have entered and be maintaining this list on our website, it is somewhat controversial and a little unsatisfying to its users. Every doctor on this list and everywhere, any professional in general for that matter, has people who've had good and bad experiences with them. We don't call this the "good doctor" list because there are never any guarantees of a good experience, even when you go to "the best". We are only offering a list of people who have shown knowledge or, interest in working with CFS, FM, related conditions, very important service for people with conditions that are so often dismissed. We offer some comments about what the professional may be positively known for. We have more in-depth discussion of experiences in meetings, phone calls, and emails.
There are currently 11 different "web pages" just for the practitioners list, some of which are each over 10 "printing pages" long. This page/url is called the "Main Practitioners Page" and it lists the list and table of specialities, this "read me," CFS/FM Specific Programs, internists, family doctors, pediatric and adolescent specialists, and how to find more health care providers. We suggest you copy the only entries, sections you are interested at anyone time into a new document and make a printout to work from, to add your notes when calling to find about insurance, etc. Check back monthly or so for changes. Let us know if you find a phone number has been changed, a doctor has moved away, a link doesn't work, or you find someone to add to the list.
The links for specialities are likely to take you to other pages/urls. Use your browser back button or the links provided to move seamlessly among the Practitioner pages. Some practitioners practice multiple disciplines and are not repeated in all the relevant categories. Using the "search" page within our website for key words, names, cities, treatments etc, may help you find what you need easier than browsing the pages. Once you click on the page that has a result, use the "Find" command of your browser to locate the search term on the page. The site map page is another view of what specialties we have and how they are arranged.
Thank you for taking the time to read this read me and ponder with us some of the complexities of offering a list such as this.
Main Page Categories:
ME/CFS/LC & FMS Programs, General Practice & Specialties, More
ME/CFS/LC & FMS SPECIFIC PROGRAMS: DC Area & Telehealth
PEDIATRICS & ADOLESCENT MEDICINE
FINDING MORE HEALTH PRACTITIONERS
Specific Programs for ME/CFS, OI/POTS, FMS, Long Covid: DC area & Telehealth
Bruce Patterson, MD
CHRONIC COVID Treatment Center(added Fall 2021)
Video conference medicine. No phone or address.
Cytokine Testing (LH Cytokine 14 panel aka Incellkine testing) & Treatment Consultations
Member comments: "Helped so much! Knowledgeable and compassionate with biomarkers! Validating. Practical, effective prescription advice for less POTS, less PEM, more health." - EB
Covid-19 Recovery Clinic at Georgetown University MC (added April 2021)
Dr. Monica Lypson, Dr. Aileen Chang, and Dr. Hana Akselrod
The GW Medical Faculty Associates
2150 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
4th Floor - South Pavilion
Washington, DC 20037
Call us to schedule an appointment at (202) 741-2560 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Recovery Clinic
MedStar Health Fibromyalgia Evaluation and Research Center (FMeRC) (added Fall 2010, obsolete)
Brian Walitt, MD MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Georgetown University Medical Center
Speaker Page with more info on FMeRC
Nova Medical Group
Nova Medical Spa
Fibromyalgia Management Program (link updated March 2012)
(Reports of high staff turnover.)
Ashburn (703) 554-1100
Leesburg (703) 777-9510
Warrenton (703) 347-7611
Sterling VA (703) 430-4343
Treatments include the integration of medicine, exercise, biofeedback,
oriental and naturopathic evaluation, nutrition, and massage therapy.
Held Free FM Lecture: Fibromyalgia: "What are the options?" Sunday, May 21, 2006, in Ashburn, VA
by doctor and naturopathic doctor who are no longer at this practice.
National Rehab Hospital - (301) 570-3138 (updated 2012)
A 10 week plan of care consisting of the following steps:
Evaluation by a Physiatrist
Evaluation by a Behavioral Medicine specialist
Physical Therapy Evaluation
Patient will be seen on Tuesdays and Thursdays at NRH Regional Rehab at Olney, MD.
Tuesday sessions will be 2 1/2 hours long and will include: One hour physical therapy session including extensive manual therapy, i.e. craniosacral release, myofascial release etc. One hour biofeedback and relaxation training. One half hour instruction in stretching and aerobic exercise program. Thursday sessions will be a one hour session with a physical therapist who will continue with manual therapy, possible use of modalities and review of home exercise program.
Rosemarie D Rose MD PLLC (703) 244-4889
3331 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Board Certified in Family Practice, limiting patient care to treating "neurotransmitter disease."
In a letter to our group, "Thus, while trying to increase serotonin levels, an individual may inadvertently deplete dopamine and other catecholamines leaving them with a more disrupted neurotransmitter balance than they started with. In my practice, I use amino acid precursors of both serotonin and dopamine as supplements, and I use highly reproducible urinary neurotransmitter testing to aid in adjusting supplement dosages. With this individualized approach I have been able to assist people with fibromyalgia and other neurotransmitter diseases in obtaining marked relief from their symptoms." - R. Rose, MD
Alan Pocinki, MD 301-762-6777  ( New location!)
10110 Molecular Drive, #209
Rockville, MD 20850
Internal Medicine. Excellent physician, diagnostician; prefers consultant role for CFS/FMS/OI.
Sometimes closes office to new patients.
Only area physician MD to attend our 2005 kNOw MORE CFS conference!
CFSupport's Notes and Links for Dr. Pocinki
Speaker April 2007 - The cycle of pain, fatigue, poor sleep, and depression, with extra detail about sleep.
Dysfunction Junction: The ANS and CFS - March 5, 2012, blog entry in Research 1st
Joint Hypermobility and CFS - October 31, 2011 blog entry in Research 1st
DVD: Developing an Individualized Treatment Plan for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - 09/11 presentation
Alan R Vinitsky MD (301) 840-0002
902 Wind River Ln #201, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-1977
Also pediatrician. Working toward certification in Environmental Medicine.
Co-author: "Energy: The Essence of Environmental Health" (2004)
ANSAR autonomic nervous system testing
Special interest in treating early autonomic nervous system dysfunction. He has seen dramatic improvements in patients of all ages, using combinations of high dose sublingual B12/folate, oral magnesium; IV, oral or inhaled glutathione; high dose inositol and more. Improvements have occurred for children with autism and hyperactivity, children and adults with motor disorders; reversal of symptoms associated with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, chemical sensitivity, metal toxicity, Lyme and other infectious diseases.
Attended our 4/25/09 seminar.
$100 credit card deposit to hold appointment times.
John Feola, MD (703) 241-1010
6400 Arlington Blvd #940
Falls Church VA 22042
Reza Golesorkhi, MD (703) 494-6111
12506 Lake Ridge Drive Suite C
Woodbridge, VA, 22192
Richard A Bernstein, MD, FCCP (410) 224-5558
133 Defense Highway #109
Annapolis, MD 21401
Board Certified Internal Medicine & Pulmonary Diseases. Treats, Asthma, Allergies, Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Dr. Bernstein is knowledgeable of nutrition issues related to chronic illness, providing some helpful advice. For instance, Dr. Bernstein was the first person our group knew to advise E-lyte and how to buy it locally. E-lyte is a balanced electrolyte concentrate, helpful to several in our group. Berstein sells a mineral testing kit by the makers of E-lyte, BodyBio.
Dr. Tahira Habib (703) 719-6715
6355 Walker Lane Suite 411
Alexandria, VA, 22310
Member comment, "This is my Primary Care Physician, she is great! We have been seeing her for years. Very thorough and a specialist in endocrinology. She can be used as a Primary Physician as well as assist you with your thyroid issues. She is locate near Springfield Mall @ the INOVA Walker Lane Medical Building."
Xiaolan Zhu, MD (703) 893-6680
8206 Leesburg Pike, Suite 306
[pronounced "Zoo"] Acupuncture.
Les Gavora, MD (703) 207-8600
3020 Hamaker Court # 403
Fairfax, VA 22031
Member, National Fibromyalgia Partnership Advisory Board
James H Brodsky MD (301) 652-6760
4701 Willard Ave #224
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-4624
Familiar with the Guaifenesin Protocol and requested to be included in the list at
Ulrich Prinz, MD (703) 920-8820
3213 Columbia Pike
Arlington VA 22204
Internal medicine and geriatrics. Easy to work with. Read CFS material brought by a patient.
Sandra Tirado,MD (703) 556-9318
8233 Old Courthouse Rd #170
Takes many kinds of insurance, Medicare, Medicaid.
Grace Keenan MD
Steven Marshak, MD
Nova Medical Group and Nova Medical Spa.
21036 Tripleseven Rd, Sterling VA 20165 (703) 430-4343
51 Catoctin Cir NE,Leesburg, VA 20176 (703) 777-9510
21785 Filigree Crt # 100, Ashburn VA 20147 (703) 554-1100
528 Waterloo Rd, Warrenton VA 20186 (540) 347-7611
(Nice that they FM links on their site)
Mough gave FM talk with Elise Schroeder ND at Ashburn office 5/21/06
Emphasize exercise and the integration of medicine with biofeedback, oriental and naturopathic evaluation, nutrition, massage therapy and lifestyle changes.
Anil Verma MD (703) 644-5030 8346 Traford Ln #106, Springfield VA 22152
Thomas Mancini MD (703) 444-6330 46440 Benedict Dr, Sterling VA 20164
Gaurang Thacker MD (301) 881-5858 11125 Rockville Pike #20, Rockville MD 20852
Ellen Jenkins MD (703) 573-9800 3022 Williams Dr Ste 300, Fairfax VA 22031
Alan Weiss, MD (410) 266-3613
Annapolis Integrative Medicine
1616 Forest Dr #3
Annapolis MD 21403
"I treat quite a few patients with Fibromyalgia and CFS and am able to make a real difference with them. I approach them from multitple modalities and treatment options. I look forward to serving the community helped by [your] website."
Quoted in The Capitol article, Perfect Chemistry, about Cape Apothecary
Samuel Shor, MD (703) 709-1119
1860 Town Center Drive #230
Reston VA 20190
ANSAR autonomic nervous system (dysautonomia) testing in office.
Pharmaceutical treatments. **Emphasis** on Lyme and other testing, Lyme Treatment.
Excellent advocate in disability cases.
Abstract: Lyme Disease Presenting as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Samuel Shor, 2006
Alan Terlinsky, MD (703) 379-7110
611 S Carlin Springs Rd, #504
Arlington, VA 22204-1064
Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Clinical Hypertension, Bariatric Medicine
Integrative Medicine, Functional and Interactive Medicine
Uses a functional approach to treat modern disorders such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome; and women's issues including menopause, peri-menopause and hormonal problems. PCOS.
Article: From Sleeping Disorders to Chronic Fatigue
Self-referred to this list. On Co-cure list.
A member reports having been charged in full for appointment canceled 23 hours ahead, not the required 24!
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Sushma S. Hirani, MD (571) 529-6699
Rose Wellness Center
2944 Hunter Mill Road, Suite 101
Oakton, VA 22124
"Dr. Hirani practices an integrative approach to medicine by combining the best of conventional medicine and evidence based alternative therapies. She focuses on chronic illnesses including Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Hypothyroidism, Hormone Imbalances, and GI issues. She believes in restoring and maintaining good health by strengthening the body's own healing power to overcome chronic illnesses."
Nivedita Mohanty, MD (703) 237-4000
201 N Washington St
Falls Church VA 22046
A CFIDS familiar doctor with MidAtlantic Permanente.
INOVA.com Physician Listing
Yvonne Villarreal, MD (540) 318-8602 or (540) 657-1223
385 Garrisonville Road, Suite 211
Stafford, VA 22554
Member comment: She takes an integrative approach and has been very supportive.
She emphasizes this is our journey.
Jacob Aaronson DO ABHM (703) 548-0115
Inner Riches Osteopathic Medical 901 King Street 101
Old Town Alexandria
Active Duty Army with private practice hours on weekends and evenings for consultations.
Holistic integrative approach. Musculoskeletal & myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, allergies/sensitivities, women's pre and post menopausal concerns, pediatric issues. Also Acupuncture. Consultative physician only, sees patients regularly and on an ongoing basis, but not as PRIMARY care physician. Patient must have own primary doc. Does not participate in insurance, patients receive a receipt to submit for reimbursement.
Martha Calihan, MD (703) 669-6118
Integrative Family Medicine Center
116-Q Edwards Ferry Rd, NE
Leesburg, VA 20176
Self-referred to list: "I am a holistic, integrative physician in Leesburg, who is Board Certified in Family Medicine as well as in Holistic Medicine. We deal with many chronic conditions in our practice, including CFS and fibromyalgia. We approach health and illness from an integrative approach, focusing on functional medicine, nutrition, physical fitness, mind-body medicine as well as including acupuncture, massage and exercise."
Services include chronic care for Fibromyalgia/CFS.
Sponsored our Leesburg speaker events for CFS and FMS.
Kumuda Reddy, MD (866) REDDYMD (301) 474-2184
5009 Paducah Road
College Park, MD 20740
Telephone consultations. Indian herbs, oils, Ayurvedic diet.
Family Practice, Ayurveda, Maharishi Vedic Medicine
William M. Lee, MD
The Lee Clinic
"During his years in family practice Dr. Lee became interested in anti-aging medicine and has been specializing in natural hormone replacement, and treatment of chronic diseases such as lyme disease, and fibromyalgia for the past 17 years."
Member comment: "Helped me with hormonal problems"
John Hart, MD
Functional Medicine for Families
20925 Professional Plaza, Suite100; Ashburn VA 20147 (703) 724-9694
601 Jeff Davis Hwy, Suite 201; Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 368-5555
Also board certified in OB/GYN.
David Stewart, MD (703) 779-9300
Whole Health Family & Sports Medicine
209 Old Waterford Road, NW
Leesburg, VA 20176
Uses in-house holistic nutritionist and testing from SpectraCell and MetaMetrix Laboratories.
Paul V. Beals, MD, CCN (410)604-6344
Chesapeake Wellness Center
120 Sallitt Dr
Stevensville, MD 21666
Integrative primary care physician of family practice and a certified clinical nutritionist. Providing support for Chronic Fatigue/ Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Heavy Metal Detoxification, Metabolic/Hormone Balancing, more. Intramuscular B-12 Injections. "Very successful treating Lyme disease." Chelation therapy for cardio- vascular disease. Cancer support.
Letitia W Short, MD (410) 337-2707
Integrated Medicine, Allergy, Specialized Pediatrics and Adult Medicine
901 Dulaney Valley Road
Dulaney Center II, Suite 101
Towson, Maryland 21204
http://drlshort.com/about/ (Website specifically mentions, FM, CFS, ADD, Food Sensitivities and Lyme)
Self-referred to list: "I am interested in a listing on your website. I am a physician in Baltimore, Maryland caring for adults and children with chronic disease, specifically Chronic Fatigue."
More Information about Dr. Short at Autism Research Institute Website
Kate Lemmerman, MD (703) 671-2700
Steinmetz Medical Associates, Inc.
1225 Martha Custis Drive, Suite C-1
Alexandria, VA 22302
Family practice with a holistic approach, including specialization in hormonal problems, including thyroid, adrenal dysfunction, and PMS/Menopausal syndrome. Also, musculoskeletal problems including treatment with osteopathic manipulation and acupuncture.
Member comment: "many tests. bio-identical hormones."
George H Mitchell, MD (202) 265-4111
2639 Connecticut Ave NW Ste C-100
Washington DC 20008
Family practice with interest in environmental illness and nutrition.
Mitchell A. Fleisher, M.D., D.Ht., D.A.B.F.M., Dc.A.B.C.T. (434) 361-1896
Homeopathic Family Medicine & Nutritional Therapy
Rockfish Center, Suite 1, P.O. Box 303
Nellysford, VA 22958
Family physician specializing in classical homeopathy, nutritional and botanical medicine, chelation and bio-oxidative therapy with over twenty-five years experience practicing the gentler art and science of integrative medicine.
Spoke to Buena Vista support group in 2010.
The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine (703) 532-4892
Gary E. Kaplan, DO
Lisa Lilienfield, MD
David Wang, DO
6829 Elm Street, Suite 300
McLean VA 22101
Family Practice, Anesthesiology-Pain Management, Acupuncture
Treats chronic pain and illness. http://www.kaplanclinic.com
Osteopathic manipulative therapy, homeopathy, and mind-body work.
Dr. Kaplan spoke to our group on 11-8-07 after a joint showing of the "Living with FM" at Kaplan Clinic.
Kaplan Clinic Newsletter Articles used to be archived on the website. including "17 Things to Know Before Selecting a Physician to Treat Your Pain" by Gary Kaplan. Sign up for new newsletters.
Mark Plescia, MD (703) 481-1505 108 Elden St, #14, Herndon VA 20170
Daniel Jaller, MD (301) 528-7110 19504 Amaranth Dr #B, Germantown MD 20874
Anthony Fasano, DO (703) 352-5651 10721 Main St Ste 1400, Fairfax VA 22030
Gondor Leslie P MD (703) 379-6020 3541 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria VA 22302
Manjit Bajwa (703) 941-3606
Comprehensive Medical Center for Integrative Medicine
6391 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22312
(Gov't Medical College in India, 1964. No board certifications in US.)
Specializes in General Medicine along with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Chronic Diseases, Metabolic Nutrition for Cancer, Hormone Therapy, Anti-Aging & Longevity Chelating Therapy, Mercury detoxification and treatment of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and other chronic diseases.
One member comment, " helps me with my thick blood problem, knows about Fibro and CFS"
Fred Bloem, MD (301) 260-2601 (888) 429-9745
4108 Alfalfa Ter
Olney MD 20832
Available for Telephone Consultation - nationwide (once become a patient?)
Orthomolecular Medicine. Integrative & Holistic.
Also Speaks Dutch. Has a testimonial on his site called, The Role of Hormonal Treatment in "Fibromyalgia"
Also: bariatric medicine, obesity.
William Pawluk, MD (888) 794-4325 (410) 356-2169
10203 South Dolfield Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Your Prescription for Health Pharmacy
Radio show Sunday mornings, 10 am - 12 pm, Eastern,broadcast over Internet:
http://www.wcbm.com Co-author: "Magnetic Therapy in Eastern Europe:
A review of 30 years of research" ('98)
Sharon D Montes, MD (410) 448-6659
Center for Integrative Medicine
2200 Kernan Dr
Baltimore, MD 21207
Janine A Blackman, MD, PhD (240) 863-2478 (updated June 2011)
Adjunct Faculty, Georgetown University Medical Center (2008)
Offers nutrition services and testing, weight loss assistance, and anti-aging medicine, hormone treatment.
Limited Family Practice, Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine. Former medical director of the Center for Integrative Medicine, Kernan Hospital Mansion, Baltimore, MD.
Private Practice: RiverSoul Wellness
Biography of Dr. Blackman
Our page of Meeting Notes, Bio, Article Links, Web Links for Dr. Blackman
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Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN)
Coryse Brathwaite, MD (301) 705-6500
A Woman's Place
10 St Patricks Dr. Suite 302
Waldorf, MD 20603
Interviewed about CFS in 11/22/06 article in So MD News, The Maryland Independent:
Finding the energy to fight
Chronic Fatigue patients struggle for normal lives:
Brathwaite said she has given several of her patients the diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome, but overall, she thinks the disease is underestimated. ‘‘It’s a growing problem,” Brathwaite said. ‘‘I think it’s one of the underdiagnosed but more prevalent problems.” She said it is difficult for doctors to pin down because there is not a specific set of symptoms that define it. ‘‘It’s become a diagnosis of exclusion, but I think that’s changing,” she said. Brathwaite said patients and doctors have to take a multidisciplinary approach to the illness and be flexible throughout treatment. ‘‘Things change,” she said. ‘‘One week, exercise is working great. Next week, they can barely get out of bed.”
Elizabeth Elguera, MD (703) 988-9898
Advanced Women's Health Care
13890 Braddock Road
Centreville VA 20121
Gyn only. Dr. Elguera and her staff believe that a larger effort should be made to keep women healthy throughout their lives, rather than waiting for medical problems to emerge. As such, she has researched aspects of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine and offers scientifically rational alternative medical options, as well as traditional medical options for gynecologic problems.
Kaplan Clinic (703) 532-4892
Lisa Lilienfield, MD
6829 Elm Street, Suite 300
McLean VA 22101
Family Practice, Gynecology
"In addition to providing conventional gynecological services, Dr. Lisa provides women with counseling and treatment for hormonal imbalances through the use of natural hormone replacement and alternative thyroid medications. "
Donna Hurlock, MD (703) 823-1533
205 S. Whiting Street, Suite 303
Alexandria, Virginia 22304
Member comment: someone who treats subclinical hypothyroidism.
Dr. Hurlock is a Gynecologist and a Certified Menopause Clinician. Also special interest in wellness, disease prevention, nutrition and treating hypothyroidism via alternative med. approach.
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Pediatrics and Adolescents
Peter C. Rowe, MD (410) 955-9229 (adolescents only)
Professor of Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
David Rubenstein Child Health Building
200 N. Wolfe St. / Room 2077; Baltimore, MD 21287
Johns Hopkins Children's Center: Consultation: (410) 955-5710 (children); (410) 955-2910 (adolescents)
Special Interests: Chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome,
Orthostatic intolerance syndromes, Gulf War illnesses, Pelvic congestion syndrome
General Information Brochure on Orthostatic Intolerance and Its Treatment (2008)
NOVA CFSupport Speaker Page for Dr. Rowe
Addressed NOVA CFSupport Group 3/21/09 - See CFSupport Archives for slides, and Toni's 3/19/09 Essay on why Dr. Rowe is one of her medical hero's, for Elly's "More Stories" on 3/20/09.
Anisha Abraham, MD MPH (202) 444-8581
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Director, Section of Adolescent Medicine
Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd, 2nd Floor, PHC Wash, DC 20007
Children's National Med Ctr & Georgetown University Hospital.
Dr. Abraham appeared on friendly FOX NEWS Piece on CFS 8/2/05:
Medical Mysteries: Kids and Chronic Fatigue http://www.fox5dc.com/_ezpost/data/22883.shtml
Harry L. Gewanter, MD, FAAP, FACR (804) 228-5818
Director of Pediatric Rheumatology, Children's Hospital
2924 Brook Rd
Richmond VA 23220-1298
Board certified: Pediatrics and Pediatric Rheumatology.
Special interests: children with special health care needs, disabilities and other chronic conditions.
Quoted in Fibromyalgia in Children, WTVR-TV, The Gift of Laughter at Richmond.com: "You know when you're stressed and worried about things, everything hurts more," Gewanter said. "There are a lot of negative physiological changes that go on. It's just better to laugh in general."
Maria Chou, MS, MD 703-709-9174
Pediatric & Adult Rheumatology
Northern VA Center for Arthritis
1860 Town Ctr Dr #130
Reston VA 20190
For more information about Youth with CFS/FM, see
CFSupport Resources Page, Youth Section
SolveCFS.org Resources for Youth
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