Ask him for an evaluation of my neuropathy in my arms? I am going to a Rheumy in July, but he might expect my doc. to have done this beforehand. He haven't run any advanced testing at all, except some lab work and x-rays in regards to my multiple health problems. I have been dissapointed but desided to stay since he is the referring physician to my rheumy, and I need this to get Medicare to pay and accept the visit. If I pretend I have no other health problems than neuropathy, I can say that I can push my daughters swing with dreat difficulty, I can color a picture with her for 1-2 minutes. I can hold the vaccum for short moments and have to switch between hands every so often. I have lost 2 professions because of my neuropathy, Sport Massage Therapist and musician (made good money on both). I found it surprising when I spent several months revisiting my doc. that he never bothered to run any testing, like nerve conduction. Why not diagnose what I have, and why? Why not medicate it to halt the progression (I am only getting worse as the years pass)? Now, the rest I can deal with, like the hyper tension, migraines, etc., and then I hope this Rheumatologist in Seattle will giagnose me (so I can put 80% of my symptoms into a real name/ diagnosis!) Any opinion on what my doctor should do, or what I should ask for considering my neuropathy other than a fumb x-ray that of course doesn't show compressed nerves, surprise!!! LOL! Good heavens, what is WRONG with doctors? Sorry about the attitude, but I rwally have lost my trust in the medical profession.