Rheumatologist Recommendation in Saginaw, MI?

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   Posted 6/21/2007 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm frustrated with my current doctor at the moment and am trying to find a new one in the area to see. I wondered if anyone here can recommend a good doctor in Saginaw, MI... or perhaps point me to a Michigan forum/email group for lupus where I could ask the same question and get input.
Thanks in advance for any help!

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   Posted 6/21/2007 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Ichini, welcome to the group! you can check around on this site


You may have to play around with it a bit to find what you are looking for but if I can figure it out I'm sure anyone can.

Good Luck


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   Posted 6/22/2007 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Wish I could help you. I have a great one in Southfield but that is way too far unless you get to the point you feel like driving hours on end is worth it. If you ever reach that point let me know and I will give you my rheumy's name, or if you move over toward Southfield.
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   Posted 6/22/2007 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I lived all over Michigan and unfortunately received treatment for my hep C there and it was really hard to find a good doctor. My uncle, a graduate of U of M in dentistry, took my aunt there for a hurt ankle. They claimed the xrays and cat scan were all normal and nothing was wrong and her pain was in her head. He took her to the hospital in Toledo, OH and they confirmed that her ankle was completely shattered and had to be rebroken by that time and pins and all put in and it was awful. My uncle was ready to sue his alma mater after that. U of M was totally inaccurate in diagnosing and treating my back problems. Medical College of OHio in Toledo is very good, though far from you, at diagnosis and treatment. I should have commuted from Michigan for my hep tx because my doc for that in Lansing was awful. For the most part, I've found that women, especial women with chronic illnesses seem to get worse care at larger medical centers in any state. They seem to just look at what you probably have wrong, give you pills with no testing. I hope you can find a good rheumatologist who can listen to you. Of course, once you get diagnosed and are on steady tx, then even the bad docs usually come around. I think Saginaw is pretty far from Toledo or even Southfield, but I wouldn't rule out a drive if you have to just in the beginning, it may be worth it.
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   Posted 6/25/2007 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the responses. I used to drive to U of M and had a good doctor there the first few years after I was diagnosed, until she moved away. After that I would be seeing a different resident every time I went (who would all say something different, of course), which got annoying... especially after we got stuck in a room and forgotten about for about two hours until the office closed - so that was the last straw there.

I've looked up names of a few doctors in Saginaw but haven't found any recommendations leaning toward one or the other, so I suppose I'll just be shopping around to see. ^_^; I'd rather not make a very long commute if I have to. (Toledo is probably at least 5 hours, I think... ouch...)
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