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Can a primary care doctor treat fibromyalgia?

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Not all general internists or family doctors are familiar with fibromyalgia. But if yours is and has treated others with the condition, they may be the one to oversee your treatment.

From: Do I Need a Fibromyalgia Specialist? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Questions and Answers About Fibromyalgia."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "What Is Fibromyalgia?"

Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia Treatment."

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association: "What is Fibromyalgia?"

American College of Rheumatology: "Fibromyalgia."

American Academy of Pain Medicine: "Patient Center."

FibroCenter.com: "Selecting the Right Doctor for Fibromyalgia Pain Relief."

New York Times : "What to Ask About Fibromyalgia."

Reviewed by David Zelman on August 20, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Questions and Answers About Fibromyalgia."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "What Is Fibromyalgia?"

Arthritis Foundation: "Fibromyalgia Treatment."

American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association: "What is Fibromyalgia?"

American College of Rheumatology: "Fibromyalgia."

American Academy of Pain Medicine: "Patient Center."

FibroCenter.com: "Selecting the Right Doctor for Fibromyalgia Pain Relief."

New York Times : "What to Ask About Fibromyalgia."

Reviewed by David Zelman on August 20, 2017

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