Diagnosis, Education and Treatment
Coordination for Adults and Children
1501 Clement St. | San Francisco CA 94118
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Dr. Melissa Congdon’s focus currently includes:
Dr. Melissa Congdon is board certified in pediatrics, and sees children and adults in her fibromyalgia and pediatric consulting practice.
Dr. Congdon graduated cum laude from Williams College with Highest Honors in Psychology. She completed the pre-medical curriculum at the College of General Studies at Columbia University and then attended medical school at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed pediatric internship and residency training at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
Dr. Congdon practiced general pediatrics in Glendale, California and Mill Valley, California for 18 years until severe fibromyalgia symptoms forced her to retire from medical practice in 2008. Her diagnosis led her to a comprehensive study of the various treatment options for fibromyalgia. Using a combination of diet, exercise, acupuncture, supplements, medications, the guaifenesin protocol, and other modalities, she was able to return to medical practice in 2009, and chose to become a fibromyalgia consultant. She trained with fibromyalgia expert and author Dr. R. Paul St. Amand, Internist, Endocrinologist, and Associate Professor at the Harbor UCLA Medical Center.
Since 2009 Dr. Congdon has treated hundreds of adults and children with fibromyalgia. Through personal and professional experience she has found the 3 “game changers” in fibromyalgia recovery are:
Inspired by her fibromyalgia patients, Dr. Congdon produced a 30 minute documentary “Fibromyalgia: Getting Our Lives Back—Success Stories on the Guaifenesin Protocol” which she has made available for free online for everyone to learn more about fibromyalgia and this treatment option.
Dr. Congdon’s fibromyalgia practice consists of much more than administering the guaifenesin protocol. She helps her patients understand what forces may be driving their pain and fatigue. She helps answer questions such as:
Even though Dr. Congdon chose to focus on fibromyalgia medicine after her recovery from fibromyalgia symptoms, caring for children is her first love. After 18 years of private practice experience as a board certified pediatrician, an undergraduate degree in psychology, and the experience gained in raising 2 children of her own, Dr. Congdon offers pediatric consultations to families in the following areas: