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#211022 - 06/21/11 01:32 AM Re: Patient-To-Patient Recommended Rheumatologist Directory [Re: YMGarton]
ancient Offline
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Registered: 01/05/11
Posts: 252
Loc: Ill
I would like to recommend Dr Palella In Des Plaines Il. He spent almost an hour with me my first visit and was able to DX promptly! He returns my calls and is able to do all blood work and ex-rays in the office, saves me time! When I was having severe foot pain he was able to give me the cortisone shot right then! no going to see a podiatrist! He is awesome!
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diagnosed USpA Nov 2010. Changed to As 2012. Low Vit D
suffered since teenager multiple surgeries.IBS, Migraines, carpal and tarsal tunnel, TMJ, (failed Enbrel& Humira),Started Remicade sept. 2012,Methotrexate,Prednisone,Relafen, Amitriptylin,Gabapentin, Fioricet, Topamax,,Protonix,Amlodipine, Vit. D, Folic acid,

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#212403 - 07/11/11 10:58 PM Re: Patient-To-Patient Recommended Rheumatologist Directory [Re: ]
jamielynn182 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/11
Posts: 57
Loc: Texas
My doctor's name is Dr. Cochinwala and he is located in Cypress, Texas. He was the one who quickly diagnosed me with AS and got me on the right track on my treatments.

Remicade once every 8 weeks
Methotrexate: 6 pills once a week
Folic acid and B-12 everyday

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#212862 - 07/20/11 09:10 AM Re: Patient-To-Patient Recommended Rheumatologist Directory [Re: monicaroni]
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Registered: 07/19/11
Posts: 2
Hi monicaroni,

Have you been able to find a doc in Austin? I have just started looking and was hoping to get some insight.

Thank You!

Joe

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#219499 - 10/15/11 10:14 PM Re: Patient-To-Patient Recommended Rheumatologist Directory [Re: catwoman]
snake Offline
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Registered: 10/15/11
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Loc: Iowa
any suggestions for a good Doc in the state of Iowa??
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diagnosed with undiff spondy in 2008. Tried Enbrel for two years-became ineffective. Currently on Humira.

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#226507 - 02/01/12 01:34 AM Re: Patient-To-Patient Recommended Rheumatologist Directory [Re: catwoman]
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Registered: 01/30/12
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Loc: Salt Lake City, UT
Dr. Sean McMillan in Salt Lake City Utah. So thorough, thoughtful and helpful.
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Stay at home mom of one beautiful baby girl. Diagnosed with AS in October of 2011 at age 27 though I've had symptoms since 2005. HLA-B27 positive. Starting on Sure Click Enbrel 1x per week... we'll see!

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#226720 - 02/04/12 07:07 PM Re: Patient-To-Patient Recommended Rheumatologist Directory [Re: jaslc]
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Registered: 02/04/12
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I am 66 and was recently diagnosed with spondylitis. My symptoms were severe neck pain for most of my life, chronic diahrrea for last 12 years, plantar fasciatis for about 10 years, hip pain for past couple of years but the one thing that got me diagnosed was my swollen toe. I know the second day after taking the anti inflammatory that this was my diagnosis because all of the above symptoms disappeared. I woke in the middle of the night because I did not have neck pain.
My 33 year old son has all the symptoms for psoriatic arthritis and still has not been diagnosed by his managed health care provider. I just did his income tax and he had almost $5000 in premiums, copays, etc. with no diagnosis. I read that there is a genetic connection between spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis. I know there is no definitive blood test for these diseases but what tests should we be getting both for me( my doctor has not even taken an x-ray to see if mine is ankylosing) and for my son so he can be given treatment for his symptoms which affect every aspect of his life?

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#226777 - 02/06/12 04:05 PM Re: Patient-To-Patient Recommended Rheumatologist Directory [Re: barbara66]
winelover Offline
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Registered: 12/29/08
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Loc: Perth, Western Australia
Originally Posted By: barbara66
I am 66 and was recently diagnosed with spondylitis. .........


wow Barbara, a lot of people have been diagnosed after years of symptoms but maybe not as many years as you
women don't always have the classiv symptoms starting with buttock and/or lumbar pain, certainly I had treatment problems in me neck and upper back before the lower back

you and your son both need to see a good rheumatologist
good luck!!

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#227053 - 02/09/12 07:54 PM Re: Patient-To-Patient Recommended Rheumatologist Directory [Re: winelover]
barbara66 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/12
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Thank you for the encouragement. Anyone know of a good rheumatologist in area east of Seattle, heck I would even go into Seattle with the $5.00 bridge toll.

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#230179 - 03/22/12 06:04 PM Re: Patient-To-Patient Recommended Rheumatologist Directory [Re: catwoman]
StLouis Offline
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Registered: 09/05/11
Posts: 42
Loc: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
I would like to recommend the staff at Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Rheumatology, Dr. Reeti Joshi(Fellow),Dr. Richard Brasington, and Dr. Benjamin Schwartz. Outstanding!!! They take great care and their examinations our so thorough.

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#232832 - 05/07/12 02:41 AM Re: Patient-To-Patient Recommended Rheumatologist Directory [Re: catwoman]
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Registered: 04/13/12
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For those in Sydney, Australia, Dr Irwin Lim from http://bjchealth.com.au/our-team/our-doctors is a rheumatologist with an active interest in ankylosing spondylitis, and educates others about it. You can read his blog about SA on his website. It was a relief to meet a doctor who treated my symptoms seriously and finally diagnosed what was wrong with me.

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