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Does anyone know of a good rheumatologist in the Phoenix area?

By Expert HERWriter December 4, 2008 - 10:48pm
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Does anyone know of a good and caring rheumatologist who practices in the Phoenix area? An acquaintance who lives in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area has a daughter who has lupus and her physician is, in her words, a "joke." When the daughter asked if the doctor would speak with her and go over her test results, his or her staff actually laughed at her and said that wouldn't happen.

Stories like this just make my blood boil! Here this poor woman is trying to get better and the staff laughs at her. It's obviously time to fire this doctor and I was hoping to get some suggestions for a new one for her. Thanks for any help you can give her with this.

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She is 26 years old, Virginia. Thanks for the information. Right now she's in the hospital and needs to find a doctor in Phoenix ASAP. Her condition has worsened over the past few weeks. It's now effecting her kidneys.

There are a host of other issues that need to be addressed. This poor young woman has had nothing happen to her in the past 12 years since being diagnosed with lupus. Now, she has so much going on that she doesn't know what to do first.

Thanks so much!

December 5, 2008 - 5:50pm

Michelle. how old is the daughter? I always like to try the natural approach first, so I would highly recommend contacting the University of Arizona, Integrative Medicine Department http://www.integrativemedicine.arizona.edu/index.html
to see if there is a better way to manage her lupus. Dr Weil is the Director and Dr Maize is amazing. I am sure they will be happy to refer them to a practitioner that can offer beyond what mainstream medicine can.

December 4, 2008 - 11:00pm
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