I have a pile of specialists. But never needed them until I had a problem that required me to see them! So my pcp and rheumy "hooked me up" with referals whenever an issue came about. Here's my ever-growing list...
rheumatologist, Neurologist, dermatologist, ophthamologist, cardiologist, Internal medicine specialist, Gastrointerologist, psychiatrist, physiotherapist, immunologist (waiting to see him - regarding allergies), nutritionist.
I think that's it. Yes, they're all related to my lupus.
Unless you have problems that require a specialist, I wouldn't go looking for any! If the US system is like the Canadian one, you have to get a referral from an existing doctor before any specialist will book an appointment. They want to know why you need them.
How are you doing today?
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus