Hi all. I'm US nursing student, set to become a Canadian nursing student as soon as I go through immigrations, because my Canadian husband recently moved back up to Canada because his health worsened quite a bit.
Unfortunately, his health condition has been a big mystery to every one of the six or seven docs who have tried to diagnose him over the past five years. And now he has free health care again since he's been in Canada over 3 months, but he's in a remote area that only has specialists rotate through once every three months (where his family is). He is considering moving elsewhere in Canada to get better medical attention, but where?
I was wondering if I could get a referral to a Canadian doc who, in your experience, is great at addressing ambiguous possibly autoimmune diagnoses and treatments as well as heart issues? My husband has had a high ANA test for years, as well as a host of problems with his joints, energy, and skin. However, all tests specific to lupus scleroderma etc. have been negative. Now in addition to all his other problems he has A-Fib, pain in his chest, and shortness of breath. He's only 32.
It would also be great if the doc also had a certain kind of personality. My husband is pretty charming and good at relating to all types of people normally, but when he's stressed out (and he's stressed out about his health), he does better being around people who have gentle, humorous, interested, listening bedside manners.
So, that's the situation in general. I'm willing to email more specific symptom information on request, outside the public thread. Any references you have would be wonderful!