So many people responded to that posting i put up about the visit with the rheumy who was so rude to me, I thought I wanted to keep going a bit. To mcbarb: the Dr. i saw is not on the North Shore. He is the head of Rheumetology at Boston Univ. Hosp./ Boston Medical. I would be interested in hearing about your visit with the Dr. north of Boston. That's where I live. Someone on another post recommended a Dr. Goldberg at Newton Wellesley Hosp. That's a long drive. I would like to find someone closer. Thanks to all who replied, all who have suffered because of the inconsiderate behavior of a doctor like mine, who basically couldn't fit his head in the door. It WAS like a factory line approach, as someone else mentioned. One patient every 15 minutes at $250 a pop. Oh, well. We have to keep searching. Can't give up.