Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Fibro Clinic in Illinois

Internationally Renowned Fibromyalgia Researcher Opens a Private Clinic in Illinois

ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 15, 2009)-The National Fibromyalgia Association
is pleased to share that Dr. Muhammad B. Yunus, a rheumatologist and
renowned fibromyalgia specialist, is opening a private clinic, Yunus
FibromyalgiaCare Center, in early May in Peoria, Illinois. His practice
will be dedicated to fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.

"Finding an understanding and knowledgeable doctor in the area of
fibromyalgia is an ongoing challenge for individuals affected by the
disorder," says Lynne Matallana, president of the National Fibromyalgia
Association. "We are excited that such a caring and experienced
physician will help to fill this great need."

Referred to as the "Father of Fibromyalgia," Dr. Yunus is a pioneer in
fibromyalgia research. An internationally-renowned researcher and
speaker, he has written a number of original publications, including
"Primary Fibromyalgia," a 1981 pivotal paper which helped introduce a
new perspective of the disorder to the medical community. This
publication included the results of his study that suggested the first
data-based criteria for FMS, which was widely used by researchers until
the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria was published in

A board certified rheumatologist, Dr. Yunus has been involved in
fibromyalgia research from the beginning of his professional career. He
saw fibromyalgia patients at the University of Illinois College of
Medicine at Peoria, where he has been a professor of medicine for more
than 25 years. Currently he works with the university one day a week and
remains active in research, publishing and teaching.

Yunus FibromyalgiaCare Center is located at the Proctor Professional
Building at 5401 N. Knoxville, Suite 218, Peoria, Illinois 61614.
Patients will be seen by physician referral only. To make an appointment
with Dr. Yunus, please have your physician's office call (309) 693-2244.

Sandy Bennett

Director of Communications

National Fibromyalgia Association

714.921.0150, ext. 202

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