Posted 1/15/2019 11:49 AM (GMT -7)
You are welcome! I am wondering about your doctor too. I definitely would check out a different rheumatologist. There are still some doctors out there that are in the Dark Ages when it comes to this illness. You want a board certified rheumatologist and if they are a Diplomate that’s even better. They have to stay on top of the newest info in medicine and are tested in order to keep the title of Diplomate.
If you don’t have a fibro support group in your area, do check out an arthritis support group. They would know good rheumies in your area. Also if you have a name, check them out on healthgrades.com or vitals,com. These sites tell you about the doctor, where they went to school, if they have any legal actions against them and there are patient reviews too.
My Internist gave me a couple of names of good rheumatologists. Then I was having my hair cut and asked my hairdresser since she hears all sorts of things from her customers. She said she had a customer with severe rheumatoid arthritis and has gotten great results with her doctor. She stopped working on me, called the other customer and got her doctor’s name. It was one of the names my Internist gave me! So I did the search, liked what I saw, made an appointment and I’m so happy with this doctor. Yes, he is a Diplomate too and so is my Internist, Gastroenterologist, Dermatologist, Ophthalmologists, and Gynecologist. 😊. If I’m going to see a doctor, I’m going to find the best ones out there.
I hope this gives you some ideas.
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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