For thirty years I have been working with patients with various complex chronic illnesses. However, I now focus my practice exclusively on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), and on Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS).
These conditions have large similarities. Both are almost entirely ignored in the current medical system, so both are routinely misdiagnosed. For both conditions, many patients have been told their problems are imaginary and that there is nothing wrong with them. But the main similarity between CFS and EDS is that in both conditions, exhaustion and pain are the main symptoms, but many others are present too. For both, helpful treatments are available, but have generally not been offered to patients because doctors are unfamiliar with them. In my practice, I aim to establish a correct diagnosis, establish what treatments best help the patient, and then advise the patient’s local physician (usually a family doctor) how to continue that treatment for the patient’s best long-term benefit. – Alan Spanos, MD, MA.
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The practice of Alan Spanos, MD, MA is located in Chapel Hill, NC, 10 minutes from Durham, NC and 30 minutes from Raleigh, NC. The practice serves patients in the Triangle of North Carolina, including the cities of Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Pittsboro, Hillsborough, in Orange County, Chatham County, Durham County, and Wake County, and beyond.