I just had my first appointment with a rheumatologist (after my PCP took a blood test that showed an RA marker). All he did was examine my hands, where most of my pain resides, dismiss my concerns about an upcoming knee surgery, prescribe an expensive blood test that is supposed to take six weeks to return. I don’t have another appointment until mid-September, and I feel awful. Tired, dizzy, nauseous at times and really depressed. Any advice? Maybe I already need a new rheumatologist?