does anyone know if Dr Mewar who has replaced Dr Bucknall has any experience in dealing with lupus patients as my visit to him was not very pleasant and he did not take any history or examinations just said he did not think I have lupus due to a negative ana test. but I was diagnosed with lupus a number of years ago by other doctors.
Are there any other doctors in Liverpool who know anything about Lupus
I am posting to you as i was also a long term patient of Dr Bucknall for over 4 years and in my opinion he was the Best, not just a specialist to me and my family but our Hope for the future and i too was due to get transferred to Dr Menwar who i met briefly during my last visit with Dr B in Feb this year. I travelled from the Isle of Skye to see Dr Bucknall which shows just how much i thought of him! I have had a couple of really bad experiences since then and thanks to someone fantastic on here i have found a new specialist unit in Manchester Royal infirmary- the specialist is DR IAN BRUCE i had my first appointment on Thursday last week and he was fantastic i spent half a day there with his team and couldn't have been treated better. I have to go back in early November for 5 days of testing but i don't mind as he has my confidence and trust as did Dr B I hope this helps see if you can get your GP to refer you and get a letter sent to Manchester Royal Rheumatology unit it's on the website and I'm sure you will get the same feeling of hope as i have.
I can only once again say that this Forum truly is fantastic and a great way of passing on and finding out information especially when all feels like its lost, because it's definatley not!
Thanks for your reply, I dont feel as though I am the only one who misses Dr Bucknall, you are right he is more than a consultant he was so brilliant. I asked the hospital for another consultant after seeing Dr mewar and have been transfered to another rhemo who I met last week, she was very polite but still not what I have been used to and now says a diagnosis is not important but ther care and medication.
I will give manchester a serious consideration but getting there may be a problem. I have heard of this consultant I think it was through the lupus group/site.