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Ontario Canada. Looking for a Rheumatologist

Apr 06, 2017 4:06 PM

Drama disappointmemt... More disappointment and here I am ...

Turned down for disability ... Almost past the horror of the final tribunal ... Reapplying.

I'm looking for a Rheumatologist that will take a referral for fibromyalgia ... Need to get DX. My new Dr hasn't been able to locate one that will not refuse the referral.

I'm in Ottawa but would be willing to drive to find a dr at this point. Toronto maybe the farthest for me ..

Found a place to help make my application as water tight as possible ... That has helped get over some of the stress.

So if anyone can help that would be great.

Apr 07, 2017 12:09 PM

Im in Seattle, so I sadly cant help you. That being said, thank god y'all up north have Tylonol 1 and allow us to buy it. That stuff is the best pain relief Ive found yet!

Apr 08, 2017 9:41 AM

Hi foggurl. I'm so sorry you're having such a tough time with disability. Through my own dealings with insurance companies, I can somewhat relate. Good luck going forward!

Have you tried Dr. Kathleen Davis? She is in Ottawa and I saw her a while back. Turned out I didn't need a rheumy, though, so I'm no longer followed by her. I found her to be very straightforward and no-nonsense. She won't coddle you, but she was professional and informative. If you do get in to see her, just remember to follow her rules and take an active approach to your own care.

Good luck!

Apr 09, 2017 9:09 AM

I'm in Ottawa and waiting to see one in July. It took so long to even get on a wait list. If I get any helpful info, I'll let you know.

Apr 09, 2017 9:14 AM

Hi Jobine ... Is the referral for fibromyalgia? Or something else? My Dr has been looking for a rheumatologist willing to see patients about fibromyalgia ... Most Rheumatologist say they won't take an fibromyalgia referrals ...
What's the name of the dr you are waiting to see?

I was going to call Dr Susie Duff and she if she is accepting referrals for fibromyalgia.


Apr 09, 2017 9:15 AM

Still waiting for final diagnosis maybe that's why I got in. I can't remember the name? I'll have to look it up eventually.

Apr 09, 2017 9:21 AM

Hmmm ... If you can dig that up I'd appreciate that ... I'm in Ottawa as well so that would be helpful. I was thinking I'd have to go to another city.

I only got the signs and symptoms from my last Dr and he refused to bother sending out referrals ... My new GP can't locate any specailist yet that accept fibromyalgia ... It boggles my mind ...

Thanks is a bunch.

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