What part of SE Michigan? Do you live close enough to Ann Arbor to go there? I just moved from Michigan to Ohio. I was seeing a great rheumatologist through the U of M health system. If Ann Arbor is doable for you, I can give you his name and contact info. He doesn't specialize in AS, but is a wonderful, caring rheumie. He had retired, but came back because he missed seeing patients so much. He is older, but is very current with the latest research. He also said my previous rheumies diagnosis of Fibromyalgia was ridiculous. He was the first to ask about my back. I kept saying, "oh the back's bothered me for years, I'm worried about these new pains". I had no idea that my long standing lower back pain was the key!!