Even getting a referral from someone here could leave you with a disappointing doctors visit. I received a referral from a lady in our car club who has lupus, swore by this doctor that he was fantastic ... so I make an appointment, he looks me in the face and tells me it's all in my head. Received a second referral from my doctor where I use to live by this dr who is head of the department at University of Vanderbilt. He says you don't have lupus, you have fibromyalgia, do you want to go on my study? Two referrals, two disappointing doctor visits. Third referral, don't go to Dr. R ... after three years I have no choice, he's my last choice. I go to Dr. R ... he listens, he cares, he tells me I have lupus and he is very concerned about my labs, wants to see me every 3-4 weeks. Go figure, the one dr I was told to stay away from turns out to be fantastic.
We all go to many doctors before we find "that perfect doctor" ... and you'll probably end up having to do the same. Sorry. :(
SLE 9/07, FMS '90's, Spinal Stenosis, Osteoarthritis, Sinus Tach, PVC's, Kidney Stones, RLS, Parotid Neurofibroma 8/04, Cervical Cancer 9/06, Enchondroma on my skull 11/07
Plaquenil, Toprol XL, Prozac, Zyrtec-D, Zocor, Vitamins B6 & B12, Pepcid, Folic Acid, Loratab ,Percoset, Toradol
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.