Finally have appt. with Sclero Specialist
Posted 01 April 2008 - 09:50 AM
I finally was able to schedule an appointment with the scleroderma clinic at UCSF (Dr. Kari Connolly) for May 5. That gives me a month to make sure I have all the records I need.
When I saw a rheumatologist one year ago I spent 2 months collecting past medical records, hoping for a definitive answer, but the doctor never even looked at them. So I don't want to kill myself trying to track everything down if I don't need it. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I should bring with me?
I've already faxed the referral with my most recent labs, but they are a year old. My primary care physician is willing to order new labs, but isn't sure what the sclero doctors will want.
Thanks so much!
Posted 01 April 2008 - 10:30 AM
Great news that you were able to get in with a specialist. Can you contact the specialist and ask what records the sclero doctor may want? This way you aren't running around in circles. (I know the feeling ).
I would think any x rays, blood work, sonograms and if you've been to a dermatologist, any reports from that. Also any meds you may be on.
Posted 01 April 2008 - 11:24 AM
You're in my thoughts,
Posted 04 April 2008 - 04:47 AM
I have been away so I missed welcoming you too! Sure hope it all works out for you and I wish you good luck with your appointment.
Posted 05 April 2008 - 01:19 PM