I called and booked myself and appointment with the University of Missouri Center for Rheumatic Diseases in Columbia, MO. It was this morning. I saw a very nice and knowledgeable nurse practioner by the name of Deanne Davenport. She was very caring about my symptoms, and was very thorough in her exam. She spent an entire HOUR with me. She sent me for bloodwork *including a Lyme test*!!! and all I had to do to get the Lyme test was to mention it. She said she didn't think I had it, but she would gladly order the test. She also ordered very thorough x-rays of my knees, hips, and back. I'm supposed to go back and see her in 2-3 weeks. Her mother has had fibro for 10 years plus, and she is very understanding. I highly recommend anyone that is within driving distance at all to try this facility. It is an hour and a half one-way for me, but well worth the drive and the gas money.