My GP has said I have OA. I have had this in my fingers, wrists and knee for some years. My work Occupational Health advised me to ask my GP for a Rheumatologic referral but he has said he would not refer me to a specialist as I do not have RA. Is this correct. I have never seen a specialist only ever been treated by my GP with painkillers. I'm 61 and not due to retire until I am 66.5. I am worries that my OA will get too bad and I won't be able to type, I am a secretary. Any advice?