Have you seen the Lupus.org doctors' list? They have a list of excellent doctors posted for each state.
I live in NE GA and I have to travel an hour to see my rheumy in Athens. He's based in Gainesville.
I have lupus and fibro and can only guess the pain your suffering. I was forced to quit teaching because of my pain. It gets to be a burden at times. Are you on an antidepressant? I have to take paxil because I was upset about not teaching anymore and it was causing me more pain and flares. Just a vicious cycle...
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Degenerative Disk and Facet Disease, and Allergies
When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))