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Not a TMS specialist

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by BigBlueWolf, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. BigBlueWolf

    BigBlueWolf Peer Supporter

    Just wanted to give a heads up to anyone looking for a TMS doctor in the Bay Area.

    If you do a Google search, you might come up with this guy, Ernest Cheng, DO:
    eastbayspineandsports.com

    His site lists TMS as a specialty with references to this Wiki among other well-known TMS resources and practitioners.

    I had an appointment with him a little over a year ago, and he didn't know anything about TMS and seemed unfamiliar with the term. When I talked about Dr. Sarno he just gave me a blank look and quickly moved on to another subject. I didn't challenge him on it, although I should have. I left the appointment with a prescription for topical pain creme.

    I forgot to post anything here because I wasn't active on the forums at the time and he isn't listed in the practitioners section.

    Don't waste your time with this guy.
     
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  2. plum

    plum Beloved Grand Eagle

    Thank you for this. The audacity is astonishing.

    @JanAtheCPA here’s another rogue for the gallery.
     
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  3. Dorado

    Dorado Beloved Grand Eagle

    Interesting - I was wondering if his site meant transcranial magnetic stimulation instead of a Dr. Sarno acronym (the mind-body syndrome, tension myositis syndrome, etc.), but the website literally references tension myositis syndrome and goes into detail on emotionally-driven symptoms and conditions. It also links to multiple TMS doctors, including - but not limited to - Dr. Howard Schubiner. This should be brought to the attention of Dr. Cheng's office, as it's misleading and could potentially upset TMS patients. It seems like something he would want to acknowledge given what his website says.

    I'm so sorry you've had this experience!
     
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  4. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    He just better not come on our site trying to promote himself! Our members are very protective, as you and I know well :D

    But with that in mind, @BigBlueWolf, I'm removing the hyperlink and just keeping the URL as text, in case someone wants to follow up and see what the deal is with this guy, but I don't want to promote him. In addition, Forest told me a long time ago that outside hyperlinks do something negative for us - I can't remember what (he's the real techno-geek) but I've always remembered it, and I sometimes remove superfluous hyperlinks even if the post is otherwise valuable - which this is!

    It's well worth while being reminded that all good things are going to be stolen and exploited, and to always do our due diligence. Thanks for the heads-up!
     
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