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Internist, Rheumatologist
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Out of touch with research and reality show details Out of touch with research and reality
Aug 15th, 2011

I saw this rheumatologist because I was suffering tendinopathy and ataxia in several parts of my body. I had an appointment with a neurologist later in the day.I brought with me a chart my personal trainer prepared of my gym routine.The doctor ignored my complaints, skipped physical tests on my body, and told me all my problems were in my head, and he knew that because I brought a chart of my workout history. He said only someone with a somatoform disorder would keep track of which exercises they did, which weights they used, and how many reps they lifted.Any doctor so far out of touch with reality that he doesn't understand typical gym routine from the last 60 years and blames all of the patients problems as being in their head isn't worth seeing. The neurologist actually performed physical tests on me, found that I had multiple points of tendinitis, and almost enough tender points to qualify for fibromyalgia. As for what this rheumatologist said, the neurologist laughed and said he had 12 years of education followed by a three-year residency, the rheumatologist should stick to practicing in his own field and quit pretending to be a neurologist/ armchair psychologist. He was just as disappointed as I was that the rheumatologist didn't bother to perform a single physical test, probably because that would require work, and this guy doesn't believe in doing that.I was later diagnosed by seven doctors with fluoroquinolone toxicity, which is very well described by thousands of papers in medical literature, these being some examples:'s a shame that a doctor at a research school doesn't know about a medical condition described for 27 years in medical literature.