I can't tell you how many times I've been asked for a doctor referral. Be it a friend, family member, acquaintance, or someone who's new to my Lupus group - everyone seems to need or knows someone who could use the name of a good doctor. And I love sharing the information! My doctors have been invaluable in my recovery - so nothing makes me happier than pointing someone in the direction of good health care.
Of course, all of my doctors are located in the Northern Virginia area, which is great for those of you who are local. But that doesn't do much for those of you in Boise, Idaho or Phoenix, Arizona. Sure, you could get a referral from my doctor for a trusted colleague in your area, but wouldn't it be great to have a list of good, highly recommended doctors in your area, created by Lupus patients across the country?
That's where you come in -the dedicated readers of Despite Lupus. I'm hoping you'll share the contact information of one or two doctors in your area that you couldn't do without - those select medical professionals who have helped you whip Lupus into shape. I'm looking for names from all across the country - so if you've got a good doctor, let us know about it!
Feel free to post a comment with the information, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And include a quick blurb while you're at it - maybe just a sentence or two about what makes your doc so good.
Don't have any names to share, but are desperately looking for one? Put your request in a comment - and we'll see if we can put this Lupus network to work!
Check back over the weekend for my list of tried and true doctors in the column at the right.