Dr's in Cambridge Area

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   Posted 3/3/2011 2:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm moving from the west coast to the cambridge area. I currently see a doctor for pain management that is really awesome. He doesn't just hand me medicine when I ask for it unless I can explain why, but he does listen to everything I say and really tries to figure out what's wrong with me. We've recently figured out 2 out of the 4 pain points but I'm on about 400mg of morphine (not actually morphine) a day for pain mgmt. I was wondering if anyone in the Cambridge/Boston/Suburbs area might have a suggestion for a doctor? I only get one chance at this after that it's considered "dr. shopping" (which is rediculous, if your doctor isn't giving you the time of day you should be able to fire them).

Thanks to anyone who can help out! I've been on pain meds for about 5 years. I've had multiple surgeries, dozens of times done PT, tried about every non narcotic under the sun (and narcotic), Psych, Stress mgmt, etc etc etc.

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   Posted 3/3/2011 3:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Zonda!

And welcome to the Chronic Pain family. I don't live in that area or state. In fact I'm mighty far away from Cambridge...I'm in Washington state. But in our Chronic Pain 101 topic at the top of the page is a link to many of the teaching/university hospitals in the world. I looked and found 6 of them listed in this area. Below are the names of them and a short description I found on Wikipedia (which is where the main list is found.) Since you have so many wonderful choices in your area I would suggest one of these because of what they do. Being a teaching/university hospital and clinics they are on the front of of the newest research and technology. Might as well go with the best. You can call the hospital or clinic closest to your new home and they will give you recommendations for a doctor that can best help you.

Good luck!

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Massachusetts is a major flagship teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

Boston Medical Center is the primary teaching affiliate of the Boston University School of Medicine.

Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH, "The Brigham") is the largest hospital of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area in Boston, Massachusetts. It is directly adjacent to Harvard Medical School of which it is the second largest teaching affiliate with 793 beds. With Massachusetts General Hospital, it is one of the two founding members of Partners HealthCare, the largest healthcare provider in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General or MGH) is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and a biomedical research facility in Boston, Massachusetts.

Tufts Medical Center (until recently Tufts-New England Medical Center) is a medical institution in Boston, Massachusetts occupying space between Chinatown and the Theater District.
New sign at the Washington Street entrance to Tufts Medical Center on the day of its renaming (March 4, 2008)

It is a center for biomedical research and is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine where all full-time Tufts physicians hold faculty appointments.

UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC) is a not-for-profit health care network affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts, that operates 5 hospitals and a number of health clinics in the Central Massachusetts area. UMass Memorial Medical Center is ranks number one in New England for surviving and treating a heart attack.
There are many clinics through out the Worcester County area. They serve as a physician care for pediatrics and regular care.
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