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Ive been told that in addition to my next Rheumie app in January. I'll be seen by a combined clinic in February - a panel of 4 Rheumatologists altogether.

Has anyone else ever had this and could tell me what to expect and what it will be like in terms of questions, tests, examinations etc....? Im a bit nervous!

Thank you - Kiara
 

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No Kiara, I have never heard of this. It does sound a bit intimidating. I hope it helps you. Try not to worry meanwhile.
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Hi Kiara,

You just might get some answers this way. 4 minds all considering possibilities and being able to bounce ideas off each other sounds promising to me. Let us know how it goes.

Take care,
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Hello Kiara

I haven't had this as a consultation, although years ago I did go to a meeting of about ten docs as a case study presented by my own doctor. Somebody here had a similar thing recently, Mrs M I think. I don't think there's anything different from a normal consultation with one doctor. It is rather daunting of course but I think it's a good thing when they put their heads together. A bit like 'House' :) Maybe they will all cry " It really is lupus this time "

All the best
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Hi Kiara

Only just seen your thread other wise would have left a message sooner.

I had an appointment similar to the one you mentioned a couple of weeks ago.
There were 4 docs and I can remember 2 were rheumies, 1 an immunologist and the other can't remember although he was definitely the nicest. :lol:

I must admit I feel that the appointment was really overwhelming with so many people sat looking and listening to what I tried to say! I knew that the rheumy wanted me to go tothis CTD clinic but wasn't aware that it was that appointment. My shock as I walked through the door and saw them all was amazing. I completely wasn't prepared and afterwards felt as though I didn't mention important things etc...

All I can say is that be prepared and take someone with you if possible to give you a nudge when you go blank!

I hope that you indeed get answers and it goes much better than mine, which I'm sure it will.
Please let us know how things go.

Mrs M x
 

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Mrs M - Your post is interesting because i actually only found out by chance the other day because the appointment i was sent didnt say anything about a combined clinic! However my current Rheumie obviously thought he would spare my feelings and sent me a letter the other day explaining what was happening - phew!
 
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