When referred to a rheumatologist, some people aren't sure what to expect. A rheumatologist is a medical doctor who completes a two-year fellowship in rheumatology, a sub-specialty of internal medicine. They are specialists in arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.
Why are you being referred to a rheumatologist? What can a rheumatologist do for you that your primary doctor cannot do? Will you stop seeing your primary doctor and only consult with your rheumatologist going forward? Learn more in What to Expect From Your Rheumatologist.
- What Is Rheumatology?
- First Visit to the Rheumatologist
- 12 Tips for Improving Communication With Your Doctor
- Arthritis - What to Expect After Diagnosis
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