Pomona, CA…Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation is pleased to announce that Dr.
Samy Metyas will be diagnosing and treating fibromyalgia patients at its
well known Arthritis Center in Pomona, CA.
Referred to as the "invisible illness," fibromyalgia is a complex
chronic pain disorder that is recognized by the American Medical Association,
the National Institutes of Health and the American College of Rheumatology.
Fibromyalgia experts estimate that about 10 million Americans and approximately
5% of the population worldwide suffer with Fibromyalgia. While it is most
common in women, the illness strikes men, women and children of all ages
and ethnic backgrounds. Fibromyalgia can often interfere with routine
daily activities and for those with severe symptoms, it can be extremely
Dr. Metyas is board-certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine, and
is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and American College
of Rheumatology, as well as a Certified Clinical Densitometrist. He has
coauthored articles in such journals as
Journal of Rheumatology, Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, and
Annals of Rheumatic Disease. He is on the Editorial Board of the
International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, as well as Co-Editor-in-Chief of
Current Rheumatology Reviews.
In addition to providing specialized medical care to fibromyalgia patients
at Casa Colina, Dr. Meytas is also the Assistant Clinical Professor of
Medicine at University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, and
practices Rheumatology in Covina, California. He received his medical
degree and his masters in Science in Orthopedic Surgery at the University
Of Menoufiya School Of Medicine in Egypt. He completed a residency in
Internal Medicine at Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Seton Hall School
of Health and Medical Sciences, in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He completed
a fellowship in Rheumatology at Los Angeles County/USC.
Dr. Metyas will work closely with Casa Colina's Fibromyalgia Management
Program which is led by physical therapists, occupational therapists,
and psychologists who also specialize in this condition. The 8-week wellness
program is designed to educate patients in the self management of fibromyalgia
and consists of pool therapy, relaxation exercise training, Yoga, Tai
Chi, stress management, nutrition, psychology, education, home and lifestyle
management skills, and much more.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Metyas or to learn more about the Casa
Colina Fibromyalgia Management Program, please call 909/596-7733, ext. 3500.
About Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation
Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation began in 1936 in Chino under the
leadership of its founder Frances Eleanor "Mother" Smith and
neighboring physicians to provide rehabilitative care to children afflicted
with polio. In the late 1950s when polio was at epidemic proportions,
a plan was developed to build a new hospital in Pomona where children
could be cared for by experienced medical professionals. In 1960, the
new hospital was completed and after the introduction of the polio vaccine,
Casa Colina refocused its medical and physical rehabilitation services
to concentrate on treating people of all ages and disabilities. In recent
years, it has rebuilt and renovated its entire 20-acre Pomona campus to
include a state of the art rehabilitation hospital, outpatient center,
transitional living center, children's center, adult day health care,
imaging, surgery center, and other specialized services. An outpatient
satellite center is also located in Azusa, CA. For more information, please visit