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A positive doctor-patient relationship is important for managing arthritis. Learn when to consult a doctor, what to expect from your doctor, and how to improve communication.
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6 Questions Arthritis Patients Must Ask Their Doctor
As an arthritis patient, you should know the answers to these six questions.

How to Fail as an Arthritis Patient
A good doctor-patient relationship depends on both the doctor and the patient. Here's how to be a bad patient.

Top 10 Reasons to Fire Your Doctor
There are justifiable reasons to fire your doctor.

What to Expect From Your Rheumatologist
A rheumatologist is a specialist in arthritis and related rheumatic diseases. What can a rheumatologist do to help you manage your condition?

What Is Rheumatology?
Arthritis and related diseases fall under the disease category known as rheumatology.

What Is a Pain Management Doctor?
A pain management doctor specializes in treating pain conditions.

First Visit to the Rheumatologist
You're experiencing symptoms of arthritis. You have been referred to a rheumatologist. What's a rheumatologist?

12 Tips for Improving Communication With Your Doctor
The importance of having good communication with your doctor is often emphasized. Concentrate on improving communication with your doctor. Here are some tips for improving communication with your doctor.

The Importance of Patient Satisfaction
Patient satisfaction is an important factor in health care.

How Would You Rate Your Arthritis Doctor?
Are you happy with your arthritis doctor? Satisfied with your treatment plan? The doctor-patient relationship is vitally important.

Choosing the Right Doctor for You
Check out the things should you consider when choosing the right doctor for you.

Describe Your Relationship With Your Doctor
Your relationship with your doctor is as important as anything else you do to manage arthritis. Are you satisfied with the relationship you have with your doctor? What would it take to improve your relationship with your doctor?See submissions

Dealing With a Bad Doctor
You may have encountered a bad doctor at some point. What is a bad doctor to you? One who doesn't listen? One who gives poor advice? One who is hard to reach? Or, one who made a big mistake? Share your "bad doctor story".

Should You Change Doctors?
A doctor/patient relationship is a lifelong relationship for someone with chronic arthritis. "C" if your needs are being met.

Reasons to Inform Your Doctor
It's a bad idea to hide things from your doctor. It's essential that you inform your doctor of new signs or symptoms, significant changes, or anything relevant to your condition that needs to be discussed. If you fail to inform your doctor, he is treating you without all the facts. Always inform your doctor.

Patient Education - Can You Know Too Much?
Patient education should enhance the doctor-patient relationship.

How To Choose The Right Doctor For You
Helpful steps to follow when choosing the right doctor for you.

The Patient-Physician Encounter
The adherence to a treatment plan by a patient and the success of the treatment can be impacted by the patient-physician relationship.

What Is a Physiatrist?
A physiatrist is a medical doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

How To Prepare Yourself and Your Young Child For A Doctor Visit
Preparing for your child's doctor visit is important for child and parent.

Occupational Therapy - Making Life Easier
An evaluation by an occupational therapist can help assess the limitations caused by arthritis and the need for adaptation to make life easier.

Acronyms Related to Healthcare, Disability and Insurance
Common acronyms related to healthcare, disability and insurance.

What are the Types of Doctors and Other Health Care Providers?
An Overview of the types of health care providers.

The History of Doctor of Medicine Profession (MDs)
The practice of medicine in the United States dates back to colonial times (early 1600s). At the beginning of the 17th century, medical practice in England was divided into three distinct groups: the physicians, the surgeons, and the apothecaries.

What is an Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)?
A doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) is a physician licensed to perform surgery and prescribe medication. Like an M.D., an osteopath completes 4 years of medical school and can choose to practice in any specialty of medicine. Osteopathic medicine is dedicated to treating the entire patient as a whole, rather than focusing on one system or body part.

Are Doctors Reading Medical Journals?
It is important for doctors to stay current on the lastest research news. Where do doctors primarily get their information - medical journals or pharmaceutical company information?

Chiropractor - What is a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)?
Chiropractic care (derived from the Greek, meaning "done by hand") dates back to the 1895. The discipline was developed by Daniel David Palmer, a self-taught healer in Davenport, Iowa. Palmer's objective was to find a cure for disease and illness that did not use drugs. Palmer studied the structure of the spine and the ancient art of manipulation.

Guide To Chiropractic Care
A three-part guide to chiropractors and chiropractic care. Chiropractic is a form of health care that focuses on the relationship between the body's structure, primarily of the spine, and function. Doctors of chiropractic, who are also called chiropractors or chiropractic physicians, use a type of hands-on therapy called manipulation (or...

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