Your relationship with your doctor is as important as anything else you do to manage arthritis. It's essential that you have good communication with your doctor. You should be able to discuss all of your concerns. Your doctor should be available to you and be a good listener. When you leave your doctor's office, you should feel like you have matching goals for your treatment plan. You should not leave the office feeling frustrated.
Are you satisfied with the relationship you have with your doctor? Have you had to work at developing a good relationship with your doctor?