Hi, Lynn - I'm mostly answering because no one else has yet
I see Dr. Fudman in Austin. Everyone looks for different things in their ideal doctor, and I typically look for more rapport with mine than I get with Fudman so far (I've only seen him a handful of times) so I'd hesitate to call him "great" without knowing what you're looking for.
That said, I've read a lot of horror stories on here about women with (I feel) even more clinical evidence of disease than I have whose docs refuse to DX them just because they're female. In that way, I feel very fortunate with Fudman. I'm an HLA b27 pos woman with classic symptoms but without any significant X-ray-evident spine damage yet, and not only did he diagnose me but he's always referred to it as AS, not undiff, pre-AS or other spondy (he remarked I could have any of the spectrum and that we'll likely be narrowing down over time. It just doesn't seem to be his focus, he's more concerned with treating it than labeling it.) I also like that -- again, unlike some of the rheumies complained about on this site -- he doesn't appear to put me in some subcategory that he takes less seriously simply because my disease/damage hasn't progressed far yet. He brought up DMARDs/biologics on my second visit. Bonus points: I've never had to wait at my appointment, and the staff is nice.
But, again: not the most charismatic guy, not super interested in all my symptoms if he doesn't think they're significant, and I can't speak to his performance longterm or whether (e.g.) he's helpful with pain management, etc. But so far I'm happy.