Originally Posted by HOTFLASHIN
I am under the care of and Internist. He is the one who diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia. I see that a lot of people here are under the care of a Rheumatologist and I know that they are experts on auto-immune conditions and I wondered what you all thought about the difference.
Would it be worth it for me to go to a Rheumatologist to at least get a second opinion, not about the fibro, I have no doubt that I have that, but about the treatment for it? My daughter is under the care of a Rheumatologist and she says there is a huge difference.
I do not have to get a referral to go to a specialist on my insurance. I am sure there would be a long wait, but do you all think it would be worthwhile for me to go ahead and see one? The one my daughter goes to is great, I met him the last time she was in the hospital.
Thanks for your input!!!
HI Pam, From what i understand a internist treat Adults with more than one condition and uncommon conditions. A Rheumatologist is more into the immune disorders, bones, joints,muscles and such. From what i'm reading in your post, you would definately benefit a visit to a Rheumy. I visit my Rheumy several times throught the year.
Second opinions are good. Wonderful you have the insurance without Referral and your daughter's Rheumy may be the one for you also.
Wish you well