Have a fibromyalgia question you want answered by an expert?
Submit your questions to a fibromyalgia specialist to be answered in monthly newsletter. Dr. Ginevra Liptan knows fibromyalgia intimately since being diagnosed with it during medical school. She is passionate about getting people with fibromyalgia accurate information about effective treatments, whether they come from western or alternative medicine. The inspiration for this Ask The Expert column is the nearly daily questions she gets about usage of medical marijuana for fibromyalgia, so that will be the first installment, but each month she will answer a new question
Ginevra Liptan, MD is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine, has practiced in both chronic pain and fibromyalgia specialty clinics. Formerly an associate professor at Oregon Health and Science University, she is now medical director of the internal medicine teaching clinic at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital. Her area of research interest is in the contribution if the fascia—the connective tissue around the muscles—to pain in fibromyalgia. She has published articles on fascia, exercise and self-management strategies for fibromyalgia, and is the author of Figuring Out Fibromyalgia: Current science and the most effective treatments.