Finding a Physician
The Mast Cell Disease Society, Inc. (TMS) had incorporated a physician database on our website over the last few years. The goal of establishing this database was to help patients, caregivers and their physicians to easily find mast cell specialists and physicians willing to accept and treat patients with a mast cell disease. We provided a disclaimer on the database stating that we were not endorsing any of the physicians who self-enrolled. Despite our best efforts and the support of our Medical Advisory Board, the physician database did not function in the way that we had hoped. An insufficient number of physicians self-enrolled to make it useful and patients and families were frustrated when they were still unable to access care. TMS has decided to discontinue the use of this physician database and will investigate other ways to better assist our mast cell disease community.
We understand how difficult it can be to locate physicians that treat mast cell diseases. Our experience tells us that the best source for referrals is our membership. Members often have first-hand experience with physicians in their region.
- If you are not a member of TMS, we encourage you to join. Membership is free and provides a wealth of information and support. Register to be a member today!
- Since we find that the best referrals come from other satisfied members, we also recommend that you join our online support communities to ask about physicians there.
All physician recommendations from our online support forums are member generated and not from TMS.