Dr. Mark Pellegrino of North Canton h...

Dr. Mark Pellegrino of North Canton has to make excellent eye c...

There are 35 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Sep 19, 2006, titled Dr. Mark Pellegrino of North Canton has to make excellent eye c.... In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

And he silently empathizes when a patient talks to him about unrelenting pain -- not a day goes by that he, too, doesn't hurt.

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Betsy

Twin Falls, ID

#1 Oct 24, 2006
Dr. Pellegrino is a rare and special doctor who actually CARES about his patients. I only wish I hadn't moved so that I could still be seeing him.
Kathleen

AOL

#2 Jun 29, 2007
I went to Dr.Pellegino after waiting weeks and I was disapointed! I suffered since my 20's with reacurring pain in spine and feet and ankles and and hands he asked me a bunch of questions and then said with no blood test exrays or and nurology test you have nuromuscular problem in your back here is a percription for muscle relaxers and pain pills when you get pain take them I left so upset I thought what kine of specilist is he? Please anyone answer me how could he feel pain if I explained to him that when I have pain so bad I HAVE TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL AND THEY ICE MY BACK AND GIVE ME SHOTS IS THERE NO ANSWER JUST LIVE WITH GOOD BY!
Carl

United States

#3 Sep 17, 2007
I too was dissapointed in Dr. Pellegrino. Perhaps the buildup was too much but he really didn't do anything but reccomend some "natural" products that by the way he also sells.
I guess he is great for some and he is a good writer but not for me personally. It seems his
sympathy for his patients is enough for some but not enough for me as I was looking for some actual, real options other than live with it. I can get that one anywhere.
Dawn Ohio

AOL

#4 Sep 30, 2007
In 2005 I met Dr. Pellegrino and was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I was and still am very impressed with Dr.Pellegrino. After meeting with him I was happy to Finally have a name for all my pain. Yes there are good days and bad and yes you have to live with it but things could be a lot worse at least its not cancer. So I hurt but I just try to avoid stress, certain foods and activities and i hurt less. So sorry for those above that have issues with Dr. Pellegrino. I'm extremley greatful to him and thank my lucky stars I found him. I look forward to seeing him again soon.
Emily

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Oct 7, 2007
Kathleen wrote:
I went to Dr.Pellegino after waiting weeks and I was disapointed! I suffered since my 20's with reacurring pain in spine and feet and ankles and and hands he asked me a bunch of questions and then said with no blood test exrays or and nurology test you have nuromuscular problem in your back here is a percription for muscle relaxers and pain pills when you get pain take them I left so upset I thought what kine of specilist is he? Please anyone answer me how could he feel pain if I explained to him that when I have pain so bad I HAVE TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL AND THEY ICE MY BACK AND GIVE ME SHOTS IS THERE NO ANSWER JUST LIVE WITH GOOD BY!
I went to Dr. Pellegrino who confirmed my diagnosis of fibromyalgia when I was 17. Now, 10 years later (along with several moves, I now live in Chicago), I am still dealing with the effects of fibro and chronic fatigue...he tried injection therapy on me at the time which did not work, and in addition, I had an adverse reaction to the injections. He seemed annoyed after that failed attempt to treat me...I would have hoped for more compassion from a doctor who struggles with the same disorder I have. But in truth, when it comes to chronic pain and/or conditions, there is a definate element of just needing to 'soldier on.' Life will not stop for you, so you have to figure out how to cope and adjust. So I somewhat understand his manner, although at the time I was pretty devastated--17 yrs. old and freaked out about the lifetime of 'coping' with fibro and chronic fatigue stretched out before me like a death sentence...but I'm still here! And thank God, not depressed!! But there are definately moments. My heart goes out to anyone who suffers chronically!
Nicole

Jefferson, OH

#6 Nov 27, 2007
Dr. Pellegrino is the best doctor I have ever dealt with. I absolutely love him and think is a very kind and compassionate man. I have many neck and back problems as well as fibromyalgia. I am in pain every day of my life and I am now on disability because i was not able to continue my job as a paralegal which is devastating to me. He has made my life so much better and has given me hope, a shoulder to cry on and he listens to me and understands me. He never gives up on me and in turn, I will never give up on myself. He is a wonderful person and i thank God I found him.
Dev

Pittsford, MI

#7 Feb 17, 2008
I went to Dr. Pellegrino and was met with patience, respect, understanding and I was very impressed with his manner. I am sorry for those who had a bad experience but I have Fibromyalgia and he gave me a very thourough exam along with asking many questions and then gave me a diagnosis. I respect him very much. He is a wonderful Doctor.
Janet Ohio

United States

#8 Oct 8, 2008
I've gone to Dr. Pellegrino for Fibromyalgia several times in the past few years. He is a wonderful and caring doctor, listened to every word and gave me a good examine. I went to him today, He really took his time with me, I received a shot and some good advice. I really trust him and will go back when I need too. He is truly a great Doctor.
Patient from Ohio

Cleveland, OH

#9 Dec 9, 2008
I have seen Dr. Pellegrino several times for fibro and chronic pain. In reading the above postings, I was grinning because I have been treated by both Dr Pellegrinos! There have been times I have left his office furious, crying, and feeling like he is no different than others who don't understand the pain we live with every day. And there have been other times I have gone to him and he really helped me, listened to me, and let me participate in deciding my treatment. I'm never sure which doctor I will see before my appointsments. But then again, I have had my bad days too when the pain has been long lasting and I can't get relief. So I imagine he deals with his pain as we all do - which sometimes makes us all seem a bit moody. I do wonder why he never recommends massage therapy for me. So I just get it on my own. I am seeing him this week - wish me luck!
Alisa Ohio

Newton Falls, OH

#10 Jul 15, 2009
I to am very disappointed in Dr. Pellegrino. I started seeing him in Feb for Fybromyalgia which I was already diagnosed with. He tried the Lidocaine IV twice but did not work. At every visit he asked if I had stopped working. I work 2 jobs just to pay bills then with all the Drs. visits I had to pick up OT just to pay. I finally did alot of soul searching and took short term disability but when it came time to fill out the paper work he denied everything. So as a result I almost lost my job my home my car and everything I owned. It was as if he felt he couldnt help me so he said sorry I cant do anything else for you and he wouldnt see me anymore. Not before he changed my medication that didnt work so now I'm back to square one. He is not a compassionate man and he is just out for the money. If he cant help he just turns his back on you. If everyone is smart you will leave him before he kicks you to the curb with NOTHING. Dr. Pellegrino I hope you read this and start to understand that you are messing with real people here not just a statistic.
Monique Miller

Massillon, OH

#11 Jan 10, 2010
I have been going to Dr. Pellegrino for almost 3 years have been to many drs. in the past but was about to give up and then I find Dr. Pellegrino he saved my life and my family and children from this diagnosis called fibromyalgia I think he is a wonderful caring dr. and by no means is he about the money his staff is also great very organized and he is the most compationet dr. I have ever met so everyone who is lucky enough to get a dr. apt with him better thank god. This man too suffers everyday who im sure is a husband father and most important a dr. who must treat each patient and take there lives in his hands and find the right treatment for each indivitual. I would recomend him to anyone. So thank you Dr. Pellegrino for giving me my quality of life back i am now able to be a fuctional mother and wife only because he has accepted me as his patient and keeps me as his patient. God Bless this Dr.
Monique Miller

Bellevue, MI

#12 Mar 12, 2010
sent my post on jan 10 but i am from dover ohio thank you Monique Miller Dover ohio
Kristen Sizemore

Dubois, IN

#13 Apr 12, 2010
I have been dealing with Fibromyalgia for 5 years. I found Dr. Pellegrino about 8 months ago in an online search for a specialist to diagnose my severe pain and attacking anxiety. Dr. Pellegrino was a God send. He diagnosed me in one visit and now I am able to live my life normal again. Thank you Dr. Pellegrino for giving me my life back.
Kristen Sizemore

Dubois, IN

#14 Apr 12, 2010
Carl wrote:
I too was dissapointed in Dr. Pellegrino. Perhaps the buildup was too much but he really didn't do anything but reccomend some "natural" products that by the way he also sells.
I guess he is great for some and he is a good writer but not for me personally. It seems his
sympathy for his patients is enough for some but not enough for me as I was looking for some actual, real options other than live with it. I can get that one anywhere.
Im sorry but if you have FM, you do have to learn to live with it. Its a disease that does not have a cure and if you are looking to be rid of the pain forever, you might spend the rest of your life searching for that. I don't mean to be sharp with you. Im sorry that your experience with Dr. Pellegrino was not a good one. But if you find someone better than Dr. Pellegrino please let me know!
Laura K

United States

#15 Jun 10, 2010
At the age of 20 I was assaulted and had my jaw broken. I developed TMJ. At the age of 30 I injured my right shoulder. I spent 9 years going to Doctors who all had their own opinions, eleven different diagnosis from psychosomatic illness to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome for which the Doctor in question wanted to perform surgery to cut all of the muscles that attach the arm to the neck.
Dr. Pellegrino did not offer me some magical fix, some pill or shot that would fix me. He did give me a name; Traumatic Fibromyalgia, he also gave me information. I am still in pain, but I know that I am not crazy and I know that when the pain is overwhelming that I can get treatment without being labeled a drug shopper. I'm currently trying new drugs and PT. I'm hoping to get off the prescription pain medicines that I've been taking since 2000. But, even if I can't, I know that there is a Doctor out there that KNOWS this disease and will help me in any way that he can.
susan

Lakewood, OH

#16 Jun 11, 2010
I was diagnosed with fibrmyalgia by Dr. Pellegrina and was grateful to learn what caused my never ending my pain. He perscribed heavy pain meds. that dulled the pain a little. I eventually went to Dr. James Krystosik in Solon, Ohio who believes that fibromyalgia and all the maladies that come with it are a result of food allergies. He was right! I am not totally pain free, but I am 90% better, I finally sleep through the night and have lost weight. My acne has gone away and I no longer have bone loss. All this and much more was accomplished through naturally means.

If you are truly in severe pain and want to get off harmfull pills and are willing to do do the work to recover go see Dr. Krystosik.
connie

Barberton, OH

#17 Jun 14, 2010
your all right he kicks you to the curb not a good doctor he can wright all the books he wants does he really have fibro ? makes you wonder because if he did he wouldnt treat patience like crap and how do you like his main nurse poor manners ,hope you read this doc
Nadia

Cleveland, OH

#18 Jul 18, 2010
Is it true that Dr. Pelligrino will not approve disability (short or long term) for fibro?
Lin

Medina, OH

#19 Sep 13, 2010
I have seen Dr. one time and will see him again this week. I am trying Nalprexone and it is NOT working. I will reserve comments about Dr. after this next visit.
For those who love the Dr., what has he done for you. Please share the treatments you are receiving.
Thanks
connie

Barberton, OH

#20 Oct 12, 2010
sorry to tell anyone but this doctor might know his medical but you go in one time put you on lyrica and syas sorry noting more i can do for you the doctor is a asshole and shouldnt be practicing sorry but when you in pain a doctor see's you once didnt even try other remedies just live with it and buy my books and vitiamns hes a money maker fool who is just fooling himself

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