Devastated - my rheumy is moving across country.

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   Posted 10/9/2008 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
My rheumatologist is one of the smartest, most comapassionate physicians I have ever had. He got me back on my feet when I was sure I was doomed to spend life in a wheelchair. I just learned that he is leaving his practice at the end of next month. There are no rheumys in the area that can hold a candle to his expertise in spondyloarthropathy. This is so depressing. Thanks for letting me SCREAM. shocked shocked
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   Posted 10/9/2008 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
AGGG! I hate that you are losing your doctor. I had a similar loss when my wonderful doctor died at 54. Screaming is an EXCELLENT reaction! (Why didn't I think of that?)

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   Posted 10/10/2008 1:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I wish I could help you. I live in fear of the day my rheumy retires or dies. She is just so wonderful and has literally saved my life several times now.
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   Posted 10/10/2008 2:41 AM (GMT -6)   
OH NO!! ((((((((( Ides ))))))))))))) I'm SO sorry! I hope you things work out for you. It is SO hard losing a good doctor!


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   Posted 10/10/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I really feel for you. I absolutely love and completely trust my nephrologist (who also treats my lupus). She moved a couple of years ago, but it was still within driving distance. I would be devastated. I'm very sorry you're going through this loss. Judy

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   Posted 10/10/2008 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I know your feelings too. I lost my primary doctor this year.  She knew everything about me. It was great reassurance to have her on my side.  It's a tremendous loss to lose a great doctor.
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