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.
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.