Saturday, January 6, 2018

Looking For a Great Rheumatologist

The Doctor by Luke Fildes found on Wikipedia

Over the last week or so, I have received three requests for the names of good rheumatologists in various cities.

Interesting. Typically I get one or two per year.

It is hard for me to address questions like this for lots of reasons. I do not share the name of my rheumatologist, Dr. Young Guy, because he asked me not to. I don't know any others in my area, either.

I sincerely wish that I could offer better answers because I understand how important it is to have really good care. The only thing that I can share that may be helpful at this point is the names of several Sjogren's centers around the US, which I shared in a previous post, Show Me The List. This post was written three years ago, so there may be other centers developed since. If you know of others, share and I will update the post.

Also, if you have an exemplary physician, and if you get permission to share her/his name on Reasonably Well, share in the comments section.

Any help would be much appreciated.

2 comments:

phat50chick said...

I'm curious why Dr. Young Guy doesn't want you to share his name? Is he not taking new patients? I love my current rheumatologist and found him through a client/friend who recommended him to me. I was in a pickle because my rheumy had lost his license - which was very shocking and I had seen another doctor but I didn't like her one bit - she rubbed me the wrong way from the get go. Word of mouth is a great way to find good doctors and stay away from the bad.

Nicole said...

I found my rheumatologist by contacting my local Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation support group leader. I was happy that she was able to recommend a doctor who was specifically knowledgeable about Sjogren's. The rheumy has been my doctor ever since. I would highly recommend this method. For those not in the US, the SSF also has a list with contact info for organizations in other countries. Sjogren's World is another good resource.

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