I find that more and more physicians/Arthritis Centers seem to be distancing themselves from patients.
I changed RA specialist last February due to not getting to see my previous specialist for nine months during a bad flare.
The new specialist has not been relaying my blood work results properly. He did not check my liver when beginning methotrexate. I called about 4 weeks in and said I was very sick, he replied to call my primary care doctor. ugh!? Anyway, a few weeks later his office calls, says quit methotrexate immediately due to liver and hemoglobin issues.
The RA specialist had not been sharing blood work issues with my primary care. I just went to my primary care physician, who is very concerned because I am in kidney failure. This is a result of, "a drug insulting the kidneys and they are shutting down."
I now have to go for kidney tests and the RA specialist has not followed through about Aug 14th bloodwork to notify me as he promised that day. My primary care doctor called and the specialist gave him blood test results for Aug 3rd.
Where or Who is a good RA specialist in the Dallas/Fort Worth area? Someone who still cares about the patient's physical and mental well being??
I need someone quick. I am single and have to work to survive. All advice is very welcomed.
PS: I actually went to a seminar in January to learn how to interact with my RA specialist -- none of what I learned has worked.