I am very, very irate at this time. I called 2 months ago or more to get into a rheumatologist, as I currently do not have one. My appointment is supposed to be tomorrow. Now today she calls and tells me that I cannot be seen without a referral. I had called my primary physician's office asking for a referral. I was told I did not need one as he was on the specialty list for my insurance, so I did nothing more about it. She also asks me if my doctor has done a workup. How and what do you do for a workup to see about fibro and if I should see a rheumatologist? Now they are more or less telling me I cannot be seen tomorrow if I do not get my doctor's office to get a referral faxed over to them today. Do they have any brains at that doctor's office? Why couldn't they have told me that I MUST have a referral when I made the appointment. I am sooooo fed up with trying to make doctor appointments (which I am sure I will not be offered any new helpful ideas anyhow) and trying to make sure all the i's are dotted, etc. for insurance! I just had to vent about this. Sorry!