Hello, I too am in search of a great rheumatologist, live in western Michigan and am a Spartan alumni. Two years ago, I saw a rheumy named at U of M and had a horrible experience (should have known better). I was referred to in East Lansing by my PCP, and she was able to diagnose me with UCTD & Fibro. I am taking Plaquenil & tramadol now, but my symptoms continue to worsen. I am going to the Cleveland Clinic next week to see Dr. in the rheumatology & immunology dept. Hoping to get a final diagnosis & start some more aggressive treatment. I can report back on my experience at the Cleveland Clinic if you would like. I have considered Mayo as well, but my PCP thinks C.C. is equally well regarded. When I called the Mayo Clinic in MN a few months ago to see about
scheduling an appointment, I was told that the rheumatology department is not accepting any new patients and has not for over two years. This may have been because I was trying to make a self referral. Also, I have read online that the "best" rheumatologist in the nation is Dr. at the Lupus Center at John Hopkins (hopkinslupus.org). I imagine it is difficult to get in to see her.
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