GOOD FQ DOCTORS & VICTIM DATABASE 2018 (current version)
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DOCTORS WITH POSITIVE REVIEWS FOR FQ SYNDROME (INFORMALLY CALLED "FQ TOXICITY")
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(Because sometimes a supportive doctor can be helpful even though there is no known treatment and no known cure -- read the disclaimer below.)
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This page is for M.D.s and D.O.s only -- click on "Other Professionals Page" tab below to see naturopaths and other kinds of health professionals
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Notes: These are doctors with positive reviews from the community. There is no such thing as an "FQ Aware doctor." Report errors to: referfqdocs@gmail.com.
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Disclaimer: The doctors on this list received positive reviews as being supportive or helpful in the course of dealing with a chronic medical condition, with the patient presuming a probable link to FQs. By viewing this document, you agree that there is no such thing as an "FQ Aware" Doctor nor a certification nor training in Fluoroquinolone Adverse Effects. You agree there is no such thing as a "fluoroquinolone expert." You agree to accept that there are no magic potions, no magic wands, and no magic cures for most chronic medical conditions. You agree that for any given pill, there is no magic pill or potion that can undo what the first pill did; real life is not a Lewis Carroll story from the 1860's. If such "magic undo" pills did exist, every drunk at a bar would take one before driving home, cigarette packs would come with "uncancer" chewing gum, and marijuana shops would stock "whoa, man, unstone me -- the fuzz is outside" brownies. You agree that there is no proven treatment for this condition -- neither supportive nor leading to long term improvement. Most sufferers do eventually find a subset of all treatments that they try to be helpful in their individual case. You agree that fluoroquinolone adverse drug reactions are a diagnosis of exclusion. One must rule out many other (often more common) medical conditions that present similar symptoms. You agree that there is no definitive test for this condition that could determine that you have it or don't have it. You agree that it is possible to have more than one medical condition at a given time. For example, being "floxed" does not prevent you from stubbing your toe, catching a cold, developing diabetes, or already having an undetected condition that you were not aware of at the time you took the FQ. You agree that you understand doctors on this list may have received a positive review from a patient/client who saw them, but that does *not* predict the type of experience you will have with your individual case. You agree that you will not repost or redistribute the contents of this document or claim them as your own or deceptively label them in any way. This document is not intended to be construed as medical advice.
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STATE / COUNTRYCITYDOCTORADDRESSPHONESPECIALTYWEBSITEREVIEWER COMMENTS
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AlabamaMadisonMarilyn M Ligon MD101 Westover Circle Suite B. Madison, AL 35758256-325-3800General Practice,
Family Medicine
http://www.huntsvillehospital.org/online/findphysician/docinfo/She is aware of FQ Toxicity. She encourages research. She is very compassionate. She understands the seriousness of drug ADR's. She was open about referring me to a Rhuematologist if she felt over her head or we weren't making any progress. I felt like I left with a new friend that day.
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AlabamaBirminghamMohammad Alsharabati, M.D.The Kirklin Clinic
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 3523
(205) 934-9999http://www.uab.edu/medicine/neurology/faculty/alsharabatiNeurologyIs open minded.
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AlabamaDaphne Rassan M Tarabein, MD. Eastern shore neuro and pain center 251 625 0909Neurologist board certified Top 100 Drs in world twice. Empathetic. Kind. Very bright. A smile and hug every time. Top Neuro in Alabama. Patients come first to him. Has two floxed patients now. I was his first. Now another less severe. Listens. Will try your ideas. Hidden away. Saved my life once 10 years ago. Best physician I have ever known. Highly intelligent.
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AlaskaAnchorageDr. Irina I Grimberg, MDPrimary Care Associates
4100 Lake Otis Parkway Suite 322
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 562-1234Family Practitioner, MD of Internal Medicine, Specialized training in Rheumatology & Endocrinologyhttp://www.primarycareak.comVery aware of symptoms caused by FQ, and very willing to do follow-up appointments regarding symptoms, including blood work and physical exams as needed. Very knowledgable about all medications. Listens very well, and readily recommends natural remedies (vitamin supplements, omega-3, melantonin, etc.) for general health. Also fluent in Russian.
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AlaskaAnchorageHeath McAnally, MD907-622-7246Pain Mgmt and associated symptomsDr. McAnally is open minded and very educated. His office staff is phenomenal and wait times are the shortest of any office I've been to. He is personable and talks to you like a human being.
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ArizonaFlagstaffKevin ODonnell D.O.Flagstaff928-773-2280Sports Medhttp://www.flagstaffboneandjoint.com/Has treated multiple cases of FQ induced tendinopathy successfully with physical therapy and ultrasound therapy.
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ArizonaPhoenixJoan Bailey, M.D.2200 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 258-9955EndocrinologistHas seen thyroid issues in at least 2 FQ victims.
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ArizonaSun CitySusan Whitmore, MD14506 W Granite Valley Dr Suite 124
Sun City West, AZ 85375
(623) 584-6874 DermatologyI took my pharmacy print out to her and explained how my face blew up for months after a dental prcedure. And she said it was highly likely is was the Levaquin that caused the Angiedema
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ArizonaScottsdaleAnn Bullington, MDBiltimore Eye Physicians(602)266-6888OphthalmologistShe is aware of the dangers of Cipro and Levaquin, as published by the FDA. Very compassionate and through exam. My prescription and ability to focus keeps changing since I was floxed. She helps me manage the issues.
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ArizonaScottsdale Courtney Hunt, MD480-970-1937Obstetrics and GynecologyShe's an MD, FACOG. She's amazing, if you're in the area I would highly recommend. Website www.desertjewelobgyn.com. I believe she treats males as well and is very knowledgeable about tests and gene mutations etc.
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California - southern regionSanta MonicaKarlis Ullis, MDSanta Monica310.452.1990 Sports Medicine; hormone therapy; with integrative approachwww.drkarlisullis.comA real analytical problem-solver. Aware of FQ toxicity; willing to listen and experiment. Has treated at least 5 FQ victims now. His practice includes some integrative medicine.
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California - southern regionCaliforniaSanta MonicaDavid R. Allen, MD310-315-5483Integrative Medicine DoctorHormone balancing and natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy; immune and autoimmune disorders; heavy metal toxicities in the body; assessment and treatment for depression, anxiety, and insomnia; nutrition and weight management; chronic gastrointestinal disorders; chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia; and adjuvant supportive therapies that can be given during cancer treatmentI've been treated by Dr. Allen since 2012. I went to him for hormone balancing and he has been helping to improve my general health as well. Dr. Allen is excellent. I was "floxed" after a fatal infection mid 2016, and if it was not for Dr. Allen, I wouldn't be as far along in my post-fluoroquinolone recovery. He got me on the right supplements right away and I completely trust him. He is an experienced, solid, knowledgeable, caring and smart integrative health practitioner who is forever curious and learning. He has been a Godsend to me.
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California - southern regionCosta Mesa (next to Newport Beach)Wadie Najm, MD PhD1202 Bristol Street, 2nd Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

714.424.9001
Family Medicine, Integrative Medicine http://www.familymed.uci.edu/faculty/FacultyPages/WNajm.htmA caring academic and researcher, willing to read dozens of articles on FQs and search for a cure for us. Enjoys difficult-to-treat conditions. Najm and Ullis are the best MDs in Southern California to see. Has seen 7 or more severe FQ cases and many tendon ruptures.
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California - southern regionLong BeachNancy Godfrey MDLong Beach(562) 496-0546RheumatologistHas seen at least 2 floxies; aware of FQ toxicity
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California - southern regionLong BeachEric D Feldman MD2760 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach CA 90806562-424-6666Physical Medicine and RehabilitationHad a physician aquaintance with FQ tendinopathy. Has seen 1 patient case and 1 possible patient case. He seems to think the condition recovers within a fixed amount of time for everyone regardless of severity of the syndrome (some people are still bedbound after several years), so he's only useful in the first few months while waiting for a rheumatology appointment.
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California - southern regionLos AlamitosDavid A. Rosenberg MD3771 Katella Ave # 201 Los Alamitos, CA 90720(562) 598-7780NeurologyHas seen at least 5 cases of FQ neuropathy and specializes in hard-to-diagnose and hard-to-treat cases, but be aware reviewers say he has a mean staff member.
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California - southern regionFountain ValleyWilliam Hornstein, MD18111 Brookhurst Street, Suite 6200 / Fountain Valley CA 92708714-378-5516Neurology
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California - southern regionLos AlamitosSidney Newman MD3801 Katella Ave
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 598-8593Dermatology
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California - southern regionLos AngelesDavid Sarraf MDUCLA: Jules Stein Eye Institute UCLA / 100 Stein Plaza / Los Angeles, Ca 90095(310) 794-9921 Ophthalmologyhttp://www.uclahealth.org/body.cfm?id=479&action=detail&ref=17415Lists "retinal toxicity, including Plaquenil maculopathy" as a special interest. Plaquenil was the anti-malaria drug grandparent of fluoroquinolones. No known FQ patients yet, though it may matter less for ophthalmologists.
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California - southern regionOrangeMaria Kenney MD PhDUC Irvine: 101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868
1.877.824.3627Ophthalmologyhttp://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=5662&term_list=cristina,kenney&name=Maria%20Cristina%20%20KenneyHas seen 1 FQ victim (who tested clean of problems) and accepted Plumb Letter and was open to idea of FQ damage. Prolific researcher on toxicity to eyes, has 137+ publications including on damage caused by components of cigarette smoke and on damage caused by a corticosteroid. Did not require prior knowledge of the condition to do the standard eye health tests.
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California - southern regionLong BeachBarry J Zamost MDLong Beach Gastroenterology Associates
2880 Atlantic Ave Ste 100
Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 595-5421Gastroenterologyhttp://www.longbeachgastro.com/dr-barry-zamost.phpHas seen 1 FQ patient. Will not want to handle the case, but will fill out the mandatory referral needed to see the Los Angeles area experts at Cedars Sinai. Very Knowledgeable about mianstream gastro issues but a good doc who knows his limits.
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California - southern regionOrangeJoni Doherty MD1100 West Stewart Dr.
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 633-9111Otolaryngology (Ears) and Neurotology (neurology of ears), especially for tinnitushttp://www.sjo.org/Our_Doctors/Find_a_Doctor/D/Joni_Doherty_M_D_.aspxHas seen at least 1 case of FQ induced tinnitus (ringing in ears).
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California - southern regionTorranceJoseph C Anderson MD21825 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA
310) 542-9111Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, leg and kneehttp://www.savetheknee.com/Says he sees FQ injuries "all the time". Verified has seen 1 FQ patient so far. Was willing to take over care for an extensive diffuse tendinopathy and arthralgia FQ case.
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California - southern regionIrvineDavid W Kruse MDUC Irvine Gottschalk Medical Plaza
2100 Medical Plaza Drive, Irvine, CA 92697
1.877.824.3627Sports Medicinehttp://www.sportsmedicine.uci.edu/faculty/kruse.htmlHas seen several FQ victims. Prefers non-surgical, "conservative treatment" for sports injuries, but does include integrative medicine recommendations.
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California - southern regionIrvineLeigh Erin Connealy, MD6 Hughes
Ste 100
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 680-1880http://www.newportnaturalhealth.com/Integrative Medicine Specialist (primarily naturopathic medicine)I've been working with Connealy for 18 months. While i wouldn't call her "warm and fuzzy" she is smart and intelligent. I recently gave her the "dear doctor letter" and she said she'd seen it before, and mentioned "cover up" of the true nature of fluoroquinolones. I do not ever want to take medication again, and Connealy will never push it on me. The clinic largely uses supplements. There are many other docs at this clinic.
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California - southern regionNewport BeachDr. David Herzlinger, MD1441 Avocado Ave Newport Beach, CA 92660(949) 640-4501DermatologyDr. Herzlinger is aware of FQ problems and was adamant that I put off non-essential lymphoma removals until my problems clear up.
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California - southern regionLos AngelesPaul D Holtom, MDUSC Medical Center
1520 San Pablo St Ste 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90033
1-800-USC-CAREInfectious Diseaseshttp://www.doctorsofusc.com/doctor/bio/view/72287Has seen 2 FQ victims and is aware of the long term damage risks to musculo-skeletal and nervous system.
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California - southern regionLos AngelesDaniel G Arkfeld, MDUSC Medical Center
1520 San Pablo St Ste 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90033
1-800-USC-CARERheumatologyhttp://www.doctorsofusc.com/doctor/bio/view/72076He recognizes what Cipro can do to the tendons. He has an attitude that he is reluctant to prescribe immune suppressants because he feels immunosuppressant medications are life threatening. If you are floxie with a PTSD fear of medications, this attitude will appeal to you and you will love him. On the other hand, if you tolerate medications and want to treat seronegative autoimmune conditions, this attitude is incredibly toxic. He apparently doesn't have friends on disability because being broke and living on the street from being unable to function is far more life threatening far faster than suppressing your autoimmune conditions and getting 3 good, productive, active decades out of life before cancer takes you.
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California - southern regionLos AngelesRebecca Gordon, MDUCLA Santa Monica Rheumatology
2020 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 540
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 582-6350Rheumatologyhttp://www.uclahealth.org/body.cfm?id=479&action=detail&ref=122458
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California - southern regionLos AngelesPerrin Pleninger, MDUCLA: 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite B200
Los Angeles, CA 90095
1-800-UCLA-MD1Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicinehttp://www.uclahealth.org/body.cfm?id=479&action=detail&ref=18020
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California - southern regionLos AngelesLeonard B. Asin, M.D.Leonard B Asin DPM
6200 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1712
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 938-2068PodiatristDr. Asin (Podiatrist), is very direct, but is interested in the patient. For me, he was the only Dr. to acknowledge what happened: “Achilles tendonitis subsequent to antibiotics”. He has been in practice for many, many years. The two women who work with him are extremely nice and helpful. When things started worsening again with my Achilles and feet, his staff got me in very soon for another appointment. I had so many symptoms/issues; he spent time and listened to my concerns and ran a couple of non-invasive tests to rule out things. He referred me to P.T. to see if it would be helpful and believes that orthotics can help. He was interested in reading a copy of an article/case study I brought with me that was from one of the FQ pages about Physical Therapist treatment of Achilles Tendon issues. He has a small office in an old 17 story office building; nothing fancy, but that did not matter to me.
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California - southern regionLos AngelesTimothy P. Charlton, MD444 South San Vicente Boulevard #901, Los Angeles, CA(310) 423-9998Surgery: Foot and Ankle Surgeonhttp://www.timothycharlton.com/
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California - southern regionGlendoraBruce J. Weimer, MD412 W Carroll Ave # 203
Glendora, CA 91741-4256
626-914-4111Neurologyhttp://www.weimermd.com/
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California - southern regionLos AngelesDr William King, MD323-275-4520Internist, Integrative Health DoctorThis doctor is the first to suggest that I may have fluoroquinolone toxicity. He had a patient in the past who had the same symptoms as me and he was open to finding all ways to help, including western medicine testing, supplements, and reiki massage.
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California - southern regionLaguna NiguelDr James M Kane, Optometrist30001 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA(949) 495-1610‎Optometristhttp://jameskaneoptometry.com/Dr. Kane was very well informed about FQ issues and said he was appalled that the drugs were still on the market. He said he heard of many negative stories about them and was upset that his colleagues continue to prescribe the drugs (and, in fact, seem to be prescribing them more than ever). Dr. Kane is very into research and spends a lot of time with his patients (sometimes more than you might have time for!).
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California - southern regionPomonaAlexander O. Francini, MDCasa Colina
255 East Bonita Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767-1933
(909) 450-0128 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Managementhttp://www.casacolina.org/About-Casa-Colina/Medical-Staff/F/Alexander-O-Francini-M-D-.aspx
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California - southern regionSeal Beach, Los Alamitos, and Huntington BeachEric T Travis, Dpm550 Pacific Coast Highway # 209
Seal Beach, CA 90740-6654
(714) 536-2100PodiatristHas seen one case and knew that fluoroquinolones were a dangerous class of antibiotics.
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California - southern regionWest HollywoodDr. Andrea Feinberg9201 Sunset Blvd #701, West Hollywood, CA 90069310 855 2558InternistVery intelligent, understanding Dr. ,High end practice, played quarterback doctor for me to see many specialist at UCLA and Cedar Sinai. No suggestions to help me, but I felt she believed the Avelox was to blame and the more she sees the better she will be convinced. She teaches at UCLA med school. Top Quality Care!
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California - southern regionLa JollaDavid Leopold MD10820 N Torrey Pines Rd FC 2
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858)554-3348Pain Management and Integretive Medicinehttp://www.scripps.org/physicians/4592-david-leopoldHas seen at least 2 cases
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California - southern regionLa JollaHans Anderson MDGirard Orthopaedic Surgeons Medical Group858-455-6460Orthopaedic Surgeryhttp://www.girardortho.com/doctors/anderson.htmlHas seen at least 1 FQ case and is aware of the diagnosis. Will suggest seeing a Rhuematologist.
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California - southern regionLa JollaA. Lyle Rosenfield MDGirard Orthopaedic Surgeons Medical Group858-455-6460Orthopaedic Surgeryhttp://girardortho.com/doctors/rosenfield.htmlHas seen at least 1 FQ case and had to be prodded quite hard to admit being aware of the diagnosis. Will suggest seeing a Rhuematologist. Anderson is a better choice, but you may have to get Rosenfield as a fall back doctor.
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California - southern regionDel MarJay Cohen MD (deceased)1337 Camino Del Mar, Suite C
Del Mar, CA 92014
858-345-1760PsychiatristHas written several papers on FQ Toxicity and does phone consults, but since there's no cure, can't suggest one.
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California - southern regionDel MarDr. Alexander Shikhman, MD, PhD12865 Pointe Del Mar Way
Suite 130
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 794-9192Rheumatology and Internal Medicine with Integrative Medicine approachhttp://ifsmed.com/about-us/dr-alex-shikhmanI haven't asked how many floxies he has seen. On my 1st visit, I mentioned Levaquin and he is very familiar w/ the side effects and does not deny it is causing my pain. He was able to diagnose me w/ an autoimmune disease (my blood was off the charts) and explained that people w/ my condition should STAY AWAY from fluoroquinolones. (Wish I had known before.) He believes in gluten-free diets, sells his own supplements and vitamins (but doesn't force you to buy them), and seems very competent. He said there is no cure for the toxicity, but he is taking the time to talk to me and is patiently working w/ me. This office also offers a dietician and physical therapy. I haven't tried those yet. Visit http://www.ifsmed.com/ for all the details. After 3 visits, I'm still comfortable seeing him.
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California - southern regionCarlsbadDr. Pamela Best2525 Pio Pico, Ste #302 Carlsbad, CA 92008(760) 729-8582Audiologyhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/pamelabestAs far as we know, this doctor has not seen any FQ victims. But she is highly recommended for victims of the quinoline anti--malarial drug Lariam, which is derived from the same chemical compound as FQ's, and shares very similar CNS toxicity profiles. Is recommended for dizziness/balance problems.
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California - southern regionSan DiegoCharles David, DOKaiser Permanente (an HMO)
Kaiser Permanente Vandever Medical Offices
4405 Vandever Ave
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 528-2583
General PractitionerThis general practitioner has seen at least 2 floxies, but is currently in a members-only HMO and thus only members of the HMO can request to change their primary physician to be him.
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California - southern regionOjaiRobin A. Bernhoft, MD, FACS, FAAEM, CCTBernhoft Center For Advanced Medicine
1200 Maricopa Hwy. Suite A
Ojai, CA 93023
805-640-0180.Integrative Medicine and Environmental Medicinehttp://drbernhoft.com/dr-bernhoft/
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California - southern regionSanta BarbaraChristian Powell, MDSanta Barbara(805) 681-7500Rheumatologyhttp://www.sansumclinic.org/body.cfm?id=12&action=detail&ref=254He knows there is not any "cure" but he cares and ordered a bunch of tests that wanted done:)
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California - southern regionSanta BarbaraScott Saunders, MD601 E Arrellaga St Suite 101
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 963-1824 (Office)Integrative Medicinehttp://integrativemedicinecenters.com/staff-bio/scott-saunders-md-medical-director
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California - southern regionBakersfieldKevin TrinhBakersfield Pain Management
2323 16th St Ste 504
Bakersfield, CA
(661) 395-1335Pain Medicinehttp://www.bakersfieldpainmanagement.com/Recommended as a good doctor who listens, but number of floxies is unknown.
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California - southern regionBakersfieldJeri Williams, MD661 6793590Neurologist Awesome attitude, open to review research with patients and provide feedback. Treats patients with dignity and respect. Well like in the medical community. Compassionate.
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California - northern regionLos AltosGina M. Serriaocco, MDLos Altos Center
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, California 94022-1442
650-254-5200General practitioner, internal medicinehttp://www.pamf.org/providersearch/?sitecfg=41&action=providerdetail&masterid=14757&isLevelOne=1She has seen 3 other patients with FQ poisoning besides me, so she is very sympathetic. She knows how bad the ADR symptoms can be. She said that there is nothing that can be done as there is no cure, but she listened and offered suggestions for my symptoms. She gave me a thumb brace for my deformed right thumb (due to tendinopathy) and prescribed Tramadol for pain, etc.
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California - northern regionMountain ViewStephen E Ling, MD2660 Solace Pl Ste A
Mountain View, CA 94040
650-966-1223InternistHe is an MD that's also an acupuncturist. Initially he had trouble believing that my symptoms, then 2 months out, were from Cipro, thinking that the drug "should be out of my system by now". But he had an open mind, listened and read the wikipedia printout about FQs that I brought; he believed me and tried his best to help. He suspected some auto-immune issues and I took blood tests to determine. He showed me some pressure-points near the affected tendons of my right thumb joint and left ankle joint.
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California - northern regionPalo AltoAmol Saxena MD795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 853-2943Podiatristhttp://www.pamf.org/providersearch/?sitecfg=41&action=providerdetail&masterid=7102&isLevelOne=1Seen 1 FQ Patient for Achilles tendinopathy, but couldn't offer much assistance. Published on FQ induced Tendinopathy in the paper "Fluoroquinolone therapy and Achilles tendon rupture" in 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12869605
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California - northern regionPalo AltoChristine M. Thorburn, MDPalo Alto Center
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California 94301
(650) 853-2972 Western Medical Doctor (Traditional Western medicine only)http://www.pamf.org/dr-christine-m-thorburn.htmlRheumatologist. We needed to rule out autoimmune conditions to satisfy another doctor, which she was happy to do. She had seen one other patient before whose tendinopathy she suspected was caused by FQs. Without any mention of steroids by us, she volunteered that they should be avoided given the adverse reaction to FQs.
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California - northern regionSan FranciscoKenneth E. Sack, M.D.Rheumatology Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Floor B1
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353–2497Rheumatologyhttp://www.ucsfhealth.org/cgi-bin/expertDetail.cgi?doctorid=1094
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California - northern regionCampbellBruce Wermuth MD2542 South Bascom Ave suite 207
Campbell CA 95008
408-559-3403Psychiatrist
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California - northern regionSanta RosaDr Alice Prescott D.O.3471 Regional Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95403707.575.5180Integrative Medicinehttp://www.gordonmedical.com/practitioners/aliceprescott.htmlDr Prescott nailed ALL my issues. Nobody knew what was wrong so I was given Levaquin. She diagnosed a mold infection plus MARCONS (like MRSA but staph not staph aureus). Besides GABA and a few other supplements she had me do IV treatments, PK protocol and Ozone with UVB. She got me well!
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California - northern regionDanvilleDr. Debra StaudhammerBlackhawk Plaza Dental(925) 736-9860Dentist
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California - northern regionJacksonDr Thomas Bowhay1245 Jackson Gate Rd
Jackson, CA 95642
209-256-7040
general practionerVery open to what happened to me. Wanted to know how I have recovered.
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California - northern regionModestoBrian Fechter, M.D.1011 Sylvan Avenue
Modesto, California 95350
(209) 550-4780 Ophthalmologyhttp://www.suttergould.org/providersearch/?sitecfg=50&action=providerdetail&masterid=17953&isLevelOne=1?medium=localandsource=google_plus-localandcampaign=local-california-sgmfd2
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California - northern regionCapitolaP.R.I.M.E. Pain Medicine Institute831-464-7246Pain ClinicPrime Pain has various pain procedures. I have used Low Light Laser Therapy and Acupuncture though they have many forms of treatment. Acupuncturist is exceptional and also Physicians Medical Assistant.
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California - northern regionSanta CruzJoydip Bhattacharya, DO831 454-0599NeurologyTests included Sensory NCS, Motor NCS, F Wave, H Reflex, CMAP and Needle EMG. Summary concluded this to be an abnormal study, mild to moderate axonal motor polyneuropathy with normal sural sensory response that agues against a generalized sensorimotor polyneuropathy and no neurophysiologic evidence of polyradiculopathy. Nerve conduction summary revealed low amplitude compound muscle action potential (CMAP) and needle EMG revealed chronic neurogenic changes (high amplitude, long duration increased polyphasic motor unit action potential in bilateral vastus lateralis, tibialis anterior and medial gastrocnemius muscles.
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California - northern regionGrass ValleyDr Kay Drengler, MD DO(530) 745-1500General practitionerDr Drengler actually listens to patients and takes their concerns seriously. She spends as much time with me as I need, has never rushed to move to next patient. She does not push drugs to cover symptoms and seems to be more interested in whole healing. I appreciate having her as my doctor.
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California - northern regionPlacervilleVickie Crosby, RN, FNP530-626-2920General practitionerI was her first FQT patient. I was given levofloxacin while in the hospital and again by her in pill form once I was released. I developed FQT symptoms seven days into the ten day prescription. At first, she didn't know what I was talking about when I described the symptoms, and although she knew flouroquinolones had serious side effects, she later admitted that since she had never seen them first-hand, she didn't fully comprehend just how severe they were and no longer prescribes them unless there is truly no other option. She apologized to me and has since become a solid advocate and even offers to speak to specialists for me when they don't take me seriously and wrote a letter to the insurance company to help me obtain disability benefits.
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ColoradoColorado SpringsKendall Gerdes, MD3525 American Drive
Colorado Springs CO 80917
719.597.6075 Allergy, as Integrative Medicine Practicehttp://juetersonke.com/index.cfm/PageID/4426Had seen 5 floxies by 2001.
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ColoradoColorado SpringsLawrence Zyskowski, MD719-630-5555Rheumatologisthttp://www.cshp.net/physicians/lzyskowskiI have seen him for ?6 years for " fibromyalgia" he writes my prescription for tramadol which covers my spine fusion page. I see him for my yearly " spring" flare up. This spring it was after Levaquin and of said he has seen it before and promptly told me to focus on healing with about 4 supplements in hopes of rebuilding the painful muscle tissues and collagen and tendon.
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ColoradoAuroraJason Kolfenbach MD12605 E 16th Ave # 9, Aurora, CO 80045(720) 848-1940Rheumatologisthttp://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/departments/medicine/Rheumatology/faculty/Pages/JasonKolfenbachMD.aspxKnew I was floxed within minutes.
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ConnecticutDarienDr. Susan Collins(203) 655-8749Internal MedicineDr. Collins suspected that the Levaquin I was taking (given by a Dr at an immediate care facility for a simple UTI) was behind my sudden anxiety, vertigo and GI issues. She listened, researched and worked with me offering me ends for the symptoms as needed. She saw mw monthly until things were bearable. Just knowing she was in my corner with sound advice and encouragement that with time, I would get better made all of the difference.
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ConnecticutNorwalkDr. Thomas Vris(203) 866-6671Ear Nose and ThroatI saw Dr. Vris for vertigo- he immediately suspected the Levaquin I'd taken for a simple UTI was the culprit. He was well versed on the adverse affects of quinine drugs and expected I would be sick for at least 8 weeks (in actuality it was 9). Still, he ordered a brain and brain stem MRI just to be sure there was no coincidental or underlying issue. As much as I hated the process, I admired his proactive stand and as it turned out, the MRI was clear. That offered a lot of comfort as the weeks of quinoline toxicity went on. I feel extremely lucky to have found a Dr so knowledgeable on this class of drugs.
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ConnecticutOrangeRobban Sica MD391 Boston Post Road
Orange CT, 06477
203-799-7733She had no knowledge of FQ toxicity when we arrived but was very familiar with drug toxificaiton, in Fact she read the Flox report we gave her. She truly wants to get people better. She was pretty thorough in her testing but doesn't feel that "tests" are the end-all, be-all...and that your body is more reliable to indicate something is wrong than a mere test. Offers IV's for chronic fatige, magnesium, GSH, H202 etc. After 8 mos of treatment we feel we might actually be able to beat this thing.. feeling much better.
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Delaware
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FloridaFort LauderdaleYvonne Sherrer MD5333 N. Dixie Hwy
Fort Lauderdale FL 33334
954-229-7030Rheumatologist
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FloridaFort LauderdaleMark Bernhardt MD1601 E Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33301
(954) 463-3421Dermatology
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FloridaOrlandoBryan L Reuss MD25 W Crystal Lake St., Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32806407-254-2500Sports Medicinehttp://www.orlandoortho.com/physicians/reuss/default.aspxDr. Reuss is keenly aware of the kinds of damage FQs can do to tendon tissue. He is a highly skilled surgeon, but is willing to use a variety of therapies to deal with FQ injuries. He also steers away from steroids because of the risk of further injury.
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FloridaDeerfield BeachAlbert RobbinsAllergist
and Integrative
attempts at helping with chemical sensitivity from Avelox
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FloridaCoral SpringsDr. Oren Hernández, Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT, CAP Counseling & Psychotherapy Center of Coral Springs II
1515 University Drive Suite 206
Coral Springs, Florida 33071
Office 954.753.1552Psychology PhD, with integrative approach.http://orenhernandez.com/Really listens and acknowledges the damage that can be done w floxed. Has no problem referring to a MD and working in-conjunction w them to help recover. Recommends natural, holistic, non- medicating ways to help in recovery.
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FloridaFort MyersPaul L Yudelman, MDFort Myers(239) 939-9939Gastroenterologisthttp://www.digestivehealth.com/index.php/Content/our-doctors.html
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FloridaNaplesDavid Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM Perlmutter Health Center, 800 Goodlette Road N, Suite 270, Naples, FL 34102(239) 649-7400Neurology and Integrative Medicinehttp://www.perlhealth.com/about-dr-perlmutter/
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FloridaFort Lauderdale-DavieNancy G. Klimas, MDFort Lauderdale-DavieImmunologyThis doctor has not been seen by any known floxies, but is joining the faculty in 2012. A press release:
Nancy Klimas, M.D., one of the world’s leading researchers and clinicians in chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encepahalomyelitis (CFS/ME), a debilitating immune disorder that affects more than one million Americans... The disease damages the patient’s immune system and causes symptoms such as extreme fatigue unabated by sleep, faintness, widespread muscle and joint pain, sore throat, severe headaches, cognitive difficulties, and severe mental and physical exhaustion.
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FloridaFort LauderdaleDennel B. Anschuetz, DO1825 Forest Hill Blvd Suite 104
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
954-533-8400Joint and Spine pain
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FloridaThe VillagesJames CoyLife Family Practice Center
1501 US Hwy 441 N Suite 1700
The Villages, FL 32159
352 750 4333Integrative Health Doctorhttp://www.lifefamilypractice.com/our-providersDr. Coy, was receptive to my floxing, but stated I was his first case.
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FloridaThe VillagesBrooks Betts, DO352-674-1710DO, Geriatric, IntegrativeHe only is allowed to take patients from the South end of the Villages, and only takes Medicare and United health insurance plans, he was very open to my FQs but I am his first FQ patient
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FloridaLady LakeMichel Habashy, MD918 Rolling Acres Rd Ste 6
Lady Lake, FL 32159
352-259-9970EndocrinologistVery receptive of my condition, 1st FQ patient, read the Dear Doctor Letter and was amazed
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FloridaHollywoodBeth Braver, MD21097 27th Ct Suite 490
Aventura, FL 33180
(305) 466-0663InternistBased on my first appointment with her, this doctor acknowledged FQT as a real possibility for my illness.
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FloridaBoca RatonDr. Dannell Asnchuetz954-533-8400pain managementShe fully accepts that fqs did this! She believed me from day one in 2006 (before the blackbox warnings).
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FloridaBoca RatonDr. Bruce Barton561-451-4500neurologist
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FloridaPalm CityDr Michael Hennings772-220-5880chiropractic neurologyI went to him after i ripped my back apart. He has had several patients with floxing issues. When i tell him things that have affected me he writes them down and does research on it.
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FloridaJacksonville / MAYO ClinicDr. Kevin Barrett904 953 2000Neurologist Head of Dept.Head of Neurology dept at Mayo, said he saw many just like me, said Mayo was researching it still. I feel he believed the FQ were to blame, but thought I'd get better on my own with time. The more he sees the more he will believe for his research.
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FloridaMadera BeachDr. Jessica Bacon, DO727-291-4100Family Practitioner, integrative approachThis doctor is aware of the side effects of being floxed. She is very kind and caring.
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FloridaFort LauderdaleTodd Darmody, MD6333 N Federal Highway, Suite 285
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
954.712.1115Endocrinologisthttp://www.aechealth.com/about-the-practice/office-video-staff-introduction/dr-darmody/friendly doctor ... genuinely interested in fqts
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FloridaOrmond BeachAligned Integrative Healthcare386 310 8096Chiropratic Received deep Laser treatment for Frozen Shoulder...received great relief
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FloridaSarasotaDr. Patrick Madden(941) 373-1971NeurologyI've only seen this doctor once so far, but he acknowledges FQ toxicity and has had other patients with it.
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