I started seeing rheumatologist, Dr. Satish Lahiri in 2010 and she was the one who diagnosed my fibromyalgia. Since then, I had switched to Advanced Pain Management (which also is a fantastic treatment center) to treat my fibromyalgia; however due to new and worsening symptoms occurring, I decided to return to Dr. Lahiri to get her opinion. Just like the first time I saw her, she was extremely thorough both in her interview and physical examination, she left no stone unturned. She took time to collaborate with me on which medication she felt would help my symptoms and thoroughly explained the treatment path that she is anticipating. She spent a good hour with me and it felt really great to have a doctor with such empathy and patience, especially after practicing for as long as she has been.
In between Dr. Lahiri visits, I had tried another rheumatologist and it was a very different experience. I'm sure we all know how it feels when a doctor blows you off and that was exactly what he did. He rushed in with his PA, did a brief exam while speaking to me and dismissing my concerns before prescribing me medications that I'd never heard of and did not know what they were for. I'm just mentioning this visit because it made me go back and think about Dr. Lahiri's approach versus this other rheumatology (who clearly did not take me or my problems seriously).
If you are in the Milwaukee area, I would highly recommend Dr. Lahiri, even if you just want a second opinion. You really get the feeling that she truly WANTS to help you and will do everything she can to reach that goal.