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Connecticut, USA ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Good Doctor List

(Last Revision: July 21, 2008)

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This document represents, primarily, a listing of doctors as recommended by and for CFS/CFIDS/FM patients; sorted by country, state/province/region, and city. Any physicians who has asked to be included because of their personal experience with CFS and/or FM patients are clearly identified as being "Self-Referred".

DISCLAIMER: The "ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Good Doctor List" is provided as a convenience to CFS/CFIDS/FM patients. Co-Cure has not verified any of the information submitted for the purpose of inclusion on this list and provided herein as to accuracy nor professional standings. As always, patients should check with local/regional agencies that monitor physicians prior to engaging services/treatment.

NOTE: This list is not to be reproduced in part or whole with the intention of use for profit.


Hartford CT
Dr. David Feingold
Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation
490 Blue Hills Ave.
Hartford CT 06112
Tel: (860) 714-2647

Kent, CT
Fred Friedberg, PhD
P.O. Box 456
Kent, CT 06757
Tel: (860) 619-8069
E-mail: fred.friedberg@stonybrook.edu
Web site: www.lifebalance7.com
(Self-referred. "I am a psychologist in private practice and CFS researcher. I do specialize in CFS, fibromyalgia, and multiple chemical sensitivty. I do a fair amount of phone consultations as well.
"My approach is to help patients achieve a healthy balance between activity, rest, and lesiure. This is done through teaching active relaxation skills, sleep improvement techniques, stress reduction, pacing and low level activity schedules, and increasing good social support.
"I have new book out: Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: 7 Steps to Less Pain and More Energy (2006; New Harbinger).")

Southington, CT
Dr. Christopher Manning
51 North Main Street
Southington, CT 06489
Tel: (860) 621-1461
(FMS "He is very knowledgeable and supportive. He facilitates a fibro support group, and believes in a holistic approach, including complementary medicine, but will use Western medicine where indicated. He really understands the illness, better than any other doctor I've dealt with.")

Waterford, CT
Schaperow Psychology Center of CT
Sam Schaperow, MSMFT, LMFT
567 Vauxhall Street Ext., #207
Waterford, CT 06385
Tel: (860) 447-2047, ext. 1
(Self-referred to the list. "I grew up in a CFS & Fibromyalgia household. This has given me an understanding of these health problems. My college, graduate school, residency, & post-residency years have taught me empirical theories & application of marital and family therapy. As of this posting, I have openings. If I do not by the time you or your family/friend calls, please mention co-cure.org and I will see what I can do to get you in."

Please see below for additional information: I am a holistic therapist, looking forward to challenging cases from people needing my expertise. Making use of a wide variety of therapies, from verbal to non-verbal, devoting much time on each of the select cases I take, and engaging in colleague consultations, I am often able to help with even the most difficult of issues. I also see children, doing family therapy even for the toughest kids. You'll see the difference family support makes, rather than my just trying to "fix the kid."

I begin with symptom-focused counseling to attempt rapid symptom improvement. When people stay beyond that brief initial period of basic counseling, we move into long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy to find and remedy the problem's root cause.

I encourage people to call me and we can talk about what your particular issues are and how I will be able to help you out. Or, if there is something I can't help you with, I will help you find the best regional expert for your issue. Here are some of the areas I am experienced in:

I. Children, ages ~two through seventeen:

1. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder & bi-polar disorder
2. Asperger's disorder and autism
3. Oppositional defiant disorder
4. Family conflict
5. Anxiety, depression, and grief
6. Substance abuse & developing personality disorders
7. Gay/lesbian/bisexuality issues
8. Internet addictions.

II. Couples:

1. Clarifying communication
2. Marriages on the brink of divorce
3. Marital enhancement
4. Internet or other sex addictions.

III. Adults:

1. Anxiety, depression, and grief
2. Helping people through difficult life transitions
3. Finding and resolving the root cause of pervasive, self-destructive life patterns
4. Parenting (helping parents learn more effective parenting techniques for their children)
5. Asperger's disorder
6. Substance abuse & personality disorders
7. Gay/lesbian/bisexuality issues
8. Psychiatrically evaluate for gastric bypass surgery.
9. Internet Addictions.")

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