Veronica, I missed the other part of your post, but it sounds like you're trying to get an appointment with a rheumy. Whether or not your insurance requires a referral, it is sometimes better to try to get a referral anyway. It's been my experience that specialists are sometimes hard to get into and if you have a referral from your own doctor you'll get an appointment sooner. Good luck finding one.
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