Dr. Ruth Lowengart, MDOM
786 State Street
Medford, OR 97504 (541) 776-5111
She used to be chief physician at the Alta Bates Occupational Medicine Clinic in Berkeley . . . and an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco. She was overloaded with a lot of the cases (from all over the Bay Area) that no one else knew what to do with. Her specialty is occupational medicine, and she's had some osteopathic training; she also acknowledges learning from a wide range of other sources, including "alternative" health practitioners and listening to her patients (a novel idea for most doctors I've run into in treating RSIs). She has a holistic view of the body and thus has an excellent undertanding of the relationship between RSI and other things going on in one's body, especially in (but not limited to) the back/neck, and is very good at recognizing and treating thoracic outlet syndrome as well as myofascial stress. She's also a hands-on physicianvery rarewho does some manipulation for both diagnosis and relief, and very good at giving appropriate exercises and educating her patients. I wish she were still here!
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Jeanne Dunnewind, PT Feldenkrais practitioner 690-7914 Beaverton, OR
Either of the Western States Chiropractic College's outpatient clinics. These clinics are in the Portland, OR area. You can contact the college at 1-503-251-5734, or 1-800-641-5641.
I've been going to Dr. Buehler, who is an Arm/Hand specialist and Orthopedist. He is the only one who has listened to me, and specializes in micro-surgery of the arm and hand. His offices are located in the Providence Medical Center adjoining Providene hospital. Good Luck!
(Portland area) Try Dr. Robert Berselli 503-692-0610.
The Portland Oregon RSI Support Group is attempting to rate local health care providers. As their web page indicates, you have to contact the support group to get the recommendations as they do not post the actual ratings on their site.
I'm in that area and haven't found a great doctor yet, but a very good chriopractor and a very good Physical Therapy place. Doctors just get me in to the PTs - I ended up dx'ing myself and then had to tell them what I thought I had - and I was right. TOS ! But I would have liked to be wrong as long as it wasn't something worse! Chiro is in Hillsboro, and PT place is in Newberg. PT website :http://www.chehalempt.com/CTD/TOS-CTD_rehab.htm Bud ,the owner operator did an independant eval for me and was the only one to find exactly where my compression areas were and relieve one of the trouble spots instantly.
Sylvan Hill Physical Therapy Dr. Nafziger 5415 SW Westgate Drive Portland, OR 97221 (503) 297-3003 Great Doctor with high success rate treating RSI/CTS w/out surgery!!
liked Dr. Francisco Soldevilla he is part of Northwest neurosurgical Associates. The last phone number I have for him is 503-885-8845. His office is located in Tualatin Oregon. . . . Dr. Soldevilla seemed to believe my problem was not thoracic outlet syndrome but just a standard overuse repetitive stress injury. He was one of the only doctors who actually prescribed rest rather than drugs and more of the same. He also mentioned that there's really no good definitive test for thoracic outlet syndrome. The only true way to know if you have it and it is causing problems is to do the surgery and if the problems go away you must have had it. However he said you are just as likely to have new problems after the surgery and that the success rate is extremely low.