I have seen many docs in the past but I think my rheumy is special!
Some docs talk at you...mine listens. I know when I'm talking he is actually hearing me. When I'm talking, he alway looks me in the eyes and I sense that he is really trying to understand how all my symptoms affect my life.
I always feel I can be open and honest with him about everything.
He takes the time to answer my questions or look over an article I might bring in. I feel we are partners...if he doesn't know an answer, he says so.
He will refer me to other specialists, when things are beyond his realm of expertise. He is the one who took the time to figure things out, when all the others wrote me off. I know I'm blessed to have him.
Just wanted others to know there there are wonderful docs out there, and if you aren't satisfied...to keep looking. I'm so glad I did!