What is required to successfully care for patients with fibromyalgia?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Chad S Boomershine, MD, PhD, CPI, CPT; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Even as evidence-based medicine supplies a growing array of tools for the management of fibromyalgia, the art of medicine retains a central role. To successfully care for patients with fibromyalgia, the physician must demonstrate compassion as well as skill. Taking a careful history, listening to the patient's concerns, and performing a thorough examination are the foundation for diagnosing and treating fibromyalgia.


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