I have been under the care of Dr. Sardinas, Jr., for Fibromyalgia diagnosis, since May of this year. In the latter part of August/early September, I started experiencing debilitating pain in my right leg, that I assumed was a fibro fare. Needless to say upon seeing Dr. Sardinas, Jr., he recognized that my symptoms were not consistent with a Fibromyalgia flare. Dr. Sardinas, Jr, ordered the preliminary x-ray and MRI test on my leg. When results did not indicate what the problem was. Dr. Sardinas, Jr, then ordered a test for my nerves, an EMG (later,an MRI on my back indicated the same diagnosis). This is when my diagnosis of Lumbar Disc Radiculopathy was provided. Dr. Sardinas, Jr., sat with me and explained what was going on with my body. He then prescribed a nerve pain drug that allowed me to not feel the severity of the pain, and also provided the rest and relief that I needed. I am very happy that I have Dr. Sardinas, Jr., as my rheumatologist. He listens, he encourages and he is empathetic. It is these qualities/characteristics that make a great doctor, (who's specialty/ expertise make them medically astute) a phenomenal doctor, like Dr. Sardinas, Jr. In addition, his medical staff are all professional, courteous and kind.