The Two Words Doctors Need to Diagnose Rare Conditions, or How I Learned I was a Zebra

The best doctor I’ve ever had sometimes keeps me waiting for more than 20 minutes past our scheduled appointment time. He’s not financially successful compared to other physicians his age. He’s goofy, and loose; older patients might find his bedside manner a bit too casual.

And he’s the only medical or health professional in over three decades of illness and dis-ease to suggest the umbrella diagnosis that captured so many of my problems.