Ang D, Hilligoss J, Stump T. Mast cell stabilizer (ketotifen): implications for the patho-physiology of fibromyalgia [abstract]. J Pain. 2014;15(4 Suppl 1):S76.
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Associate Professor, Rheumatology and Immunology
General Rheumatology, Myopathies, Osteoarthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Pain Research, Immunology, Rheumatoid Arthritis
The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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My one comment is that the doctor suggested that my condition might be chronic and have no cure. When he asked me if I had "coping" skills to deal with that eventuality (like things that make me happy--friends, hobbies, etc.) I said yes I had all those but that I had never seriously considered that I might not get better ever. This was kind of devastating to me and I told him if that was the case I might need a support group or some other help. But he never offered any help there. This stumps me because he said he had a number of chronic patients--so shouldn't he have known to tell me some resource besides "try meditating" ??? (I don't mind that he suggested that--it's a perfectly good idea but it didn't address my desire for outside support.) I would like more follow-up care from the doctors I've seen at Wake Forest because I feel a bit left in the lurch with a chronic condition that is, essentially, debilitating to me.
*Dr. Ang is very thorough. Always shows concerns for my health condition.
*Dr. Ang was an excellent provider, brilliant, thorough, and was determined to find the problem. I did present for my appt. educated & informed with a list of questions. Rheumatologist. #8. 45 min.
Very thorough & comprehensive regarding multiple health concerns & how each impacts the other.
*Dr. Ang was very through, I really had a very good exam from him.