I believe in evidenced based medicine and do not prescribe narcotics to patients as it is not part of a good plan for treatment of autoimmune diseases (many articles to prove this statement). I will give you a fair evaluation and if I feel that I do not agree with your diagnosis then I will state it very clearly & request that you obtain a 2nd or 3rd opinion as Rheumatology is not a "black and white" field. I will be happy to provide the referral to an academic center.
Dr. Amritpal Anand, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Saint Joseph, MI. He is 45 years old.