I live in RI, which is not far from Boston.
Does anybody know of a good rheumatologist who would be able to diagnose whether in fact I have spondyloarthritis or reactive arthritis early in the disease.
I've suffered now for two and a half years of intense pain with no diagnosis so far. From my own research I fulfill several criteria for either reactive- or spondyloarthritis. However, my local rheumatologist seems stumped. He didn't even do the obvious test for HLA-B27, and in the absence of a clear effort from him to come up with a diagnosis, I have lost confidence in him.
Does anybody know of anyone really good whom you might recommend in Massachusetts or RI (it seems that MA might have a better selection)? Despite lots of pain, I do not have clear radiological findings at this stage, and I am looking for someone whom I could be really confident not to miss a diagnosis of early spondyloarthropathy or reactive arthritis, if indeed this is what I have, or be able to eliminate the possibility with some confidence if not.