Hi Poco and welcome to our family. I went to an ortho for my hand that did that to me and I followed him right out the door to his office asking him questions. I really get steamed when it comes to docs and they only get one shot at it with me. They are not gods and I don't care how long it took them to get their degrees it does not give them a right to disrespect the people that hire them. Without patients that education, some are still paying for, means nothing.
Thankfully, I do not belong to an ins group that only allows so many minutes per patient. My GP will sit and talk to me til I've asked every question on my list and then some. I seen him Mon. and I started feeling bad cause I had taken up so much of his time with questions. Yea, you might have to wait a few minutes while someone before you takes the time they need with him but it is worth the little wait. I've waited a lot longer at these over booked specialist. Okay I'm done venting.
I hope you find a rheumy that spends more time with you.
Read all you can on the threads and make a list of questions to take to the rheumy. There is so much great infor on this forum.
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