I've only seen my current rheumatologist twice, but I can't stand her. I find her rude and condescending. At my first visit I thought it was just me, so DH sat in on my second appointment. He got the same impression. Basically the attitude that she is God's gift to medicine. Specialists are as rare as hen's teeth around here. I have to travel three hours to see her. Now with another visit looming, I'm weighing my options. Option #1 - I can just put up with her, since I only have to see her twice a year. Still it kinda bums me out to travel to three hours one way just so someone can be rude to me. Option #2 - I can call the office ahead of time, explain that her and I are just not meshing and ask to see her partner instead. Option #3 - I can explain to my family doctor that I just don't get along with the rheum. and ask him to refer me to another rheumatologist, perhaps one in the big city that is only an hour and a half away. What would you do?