First I should say that there is basically nothing wrong with the endocrinologists we are seeing at the Clinic in Wisconsin - other than it is an hour and a half drive from our home in Ill. I am also not particularly attached either. It is simply a fine practice that provides good service. But I recently read about some parent here who switched to an endocrinologists that was close to their home and I thought, "Gee maybe I should do that?" So why are we taking a whole day off of school every three months to drive so far when we could just find a doctor much closer? Is it that it is really hard to find good pediatric endocrinologists that can deal well with T1? I don't know but I bet you all do. So what do you all think? Should I at least consider this or would we be taking a chance on jumping out of nice cool frying pan into a hot fire? How hard is it to find a good endo that would be covered with BCBS of Ill HMO? A quick internet search revealed that there is a doctor in Vernon Hills IL. that would only be about 20 Miles away. Would it be helpful to name names?