Pediatric Rheumatologists?

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   Posted 12/17/2007 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
We finally got to see a pediatrician who took my son's joint pain seriously, and now I'm trying to find a good pediatric rheumatologist.
Does anyone have any experience--good, bad, neutral--with ped. rheumatologists in DC/Northern Virginia or in the Richmond/Charlottesville area?

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   Posted 12/17/2007 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried Johns Hopkins?  They have a large and talented staff of rheumys and I would think that some of them would specialize or have experience with kids.
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   Posted 12/17/2007 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
We haven't tried there yet. I'd like to hear specific recommendations from others first. We see an allergist there for consult, and he's been great. But we also had a horrible experience with an immunologist there, and, since my 5-year-old has spent much of his life going to doctors, I'd really like to avoid an experience like that again.

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   Posted 12/18/2007 12:39 AM (GMT -6)   

check out this site you can find a lot abot different doctors.

if you study it a little you'll find out the ones that are closest to you.

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Post Edited (okie) : 12/17/2007 10:42:26 PM (GMT-7)

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