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Trouble getting in to see a rheumatologist
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lorikorell posted:
I have been diagnosed with positive lupus through my dermatologist. She took 2 biopsies from my scalp and say's they were both positive from 2 different labs.
I also have poor kidney values in the labs she ran 3 times.
I have had many of the symptoms of Lupus but family practice doctor couldn't find anything wrong.

Now I am trying to get in to see rheumatologist and all 6 of them say the end of June or beginning of Aug. is their first opening ?

Is this normal in that specialty ?
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allie_bf responded:
Yes, sadly, it is. It's even worse for the kids: pediatric rheumatologists are very few and far between. Keep working with your family practice doctor and dermatologist in the interim, and if there are any questions that they can't answer, let them contact the rheumatologist for you as that often works better.


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