Trying to figure out why doctors do what they do is similar to counting the angels dancing on the head of a pin. Anyway, here are my wild guesses.
1) The rheumy didn't see the SLE note.
2) The rheumy knows rheumies are the experts in SLE diagnosis, so wants to double check and come to his/her own conclusions.
Are they doing any blood tests or anything or are you in total wait mode with only Plaquenil & Lisiniprol till the Feb rheumy appt?
Don't let it worry you too much, just wait for your appt. Unless you have alarming new symptoms, of course.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
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