So I wrote to the dread whatsapp chat of women in the condo to ask for some advice. They took a break from sharing pictures of people violating rules of hygiene, etiquette, and condo parking regulations and sent me the following messages:
"I recommend Dr. Fake Name on Via Fake Street. I don't know how she is as a doctor, but she'll give referrals and prescriptions even over email."
"Yes, I also have Dr. Fake Name. You have to stay on top of her so that she writes exactly what you want on the referral, and I admit I'm very precise and anal about getting her to write it exactly right. But she never says no, and other doctors sometimes refuse."
I said: "I am looking for someone who can tell me what is wrong with me and which specialist I need before writing a referral."
No one had any suggestions.