When did you consult a rheumatologist?
A rheumatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in arthritis and rheumatic diseases. Early treatment of arthritis is important for controlling pain and joint damage. At first, when people suspect they have arthritis, they often try self-treatment before consulting a doctor. Usually a family doctor or internist is consulted before a rheumatologist. Rheumatologists are a vital link to getting an accurate diagnosis and cutting-edge treatments for arthritis. Take our poll.