In an earlier blog, I wrote about how fewer and fewer specialists were wanting to see fibro patients, especially among rheumatologists (arthritis specialists).
The results of the latest poll confirm that this is a huge problem.
As you can see, in this poll, 90% of you were having a lot of difficulty, and only one in 16 of you found one without problems. I also note that no one said they weren't looking. Now, admittedly, it may be that those who aren't looking for a specialist aren't looking at my website either, or maybe not at this poll. But the 94% having difficulties among those looking is still very concerning.
I continue to do what I can to educate non-fibro people about fibro, through my book and my talks (which is why I am so busy). But I can't do it alone. I encourage you, please, to go to your local library the next time you are passing by it and ask them to get a copy of my book (either in print or as an eBook). I'll cost you nothing but will give others the opportunity to find out for themselves some of the answers they are looking for.
Kevin P White, MD, PhD