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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 12/12/2007 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Can we post doctor's names here?
I really need to find a doc that specializes in Lupus.

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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 12/12/2007 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   
You can post Dr's names ONLY if you have something GOOD to say about them.

You cannot post names if you are going to complain about them -- that can get Healing Well in legal trouble.

The quickest way to get started on finding a good dr in your area is to hit lupus.org and find the local chapter (you can see which local drs are chapter board members) -- then find when the local support group meets and go talk to people in person to get recommendations.

tell us where you are and maybe someone in your area will have a suggestion or two for you

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   Posted 12/13/2007 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I live in northern N.J
Please, if anyone can give me a recommendation that would be GREAT! The rheumi that I went to specializes in arthritis and osteroperosis (can't spell that one) . She said she has a few patients with Lupus.
Other then the ANA, she did other tests that checks your kidney and blood count, anemia things like that but no DNA tests for Lupus, I think they are called anti-rio or something like that.....sorry I have no clue!

So, if you can recommend a rheumi that specializes in Lupus, I would really appreciate it if!!!!

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Date Joined Oct 2003
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   Posted 12/14/2007 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
alot of times if you go to a specific hospital they post the docs that work there and there specialties along with exactly what type of diseases they concentrate on. and dont rule out asking your pcp about recommendations also, thats how i found my nephrologist after we moved to the columbus, ga area.
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