Perhaps you should consider getting a second opinion from another rheumatologist who is familiar with Lupus rather than waiting till October.
One way to find a doc interested in and knowledgeable about
lupus is to visit www.lupus.org
and find the chapter closest to you. Once you find them, give them a call and ask which local doctors are active in the organization. While they won't give you a recommendation for a specific rheumy, at least you will know which ones are up to date on Lupus.
PS. What SS are you referring to?
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's ModeratorDIAGNOSING-LUPUS & LUPUS-RESOURCES
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