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rheumatologist

 [roo″mah-tol´ah-jist]
a specialist in rheumatology.

rheu·ma·tol·o·gist

(rū'mă-tol'ŏ-jist),
A specialist in rheumatology.

rheumatologist

/rheu·ma·tol·o·gist/ (roo″mah-tol´ah-jist) a specialist in rheumatology.

rheumatologist

[ro̅o̅′mətol′ə′jist]
a specialist in the treatment of disorders of the connective tissue.

rheumatologist

An internist with a subspecialty interest in chronic diseases of the joints, connective tissues, and muscles; rheumatologists may also manage vasculopathies Meat & potatoes diseases Arthritis, gout, SLE

rheu·ma·tol·o·gist

(rū'mă-tol'ŏ-jist)
A specialist in rheumatology.

Rheumatologist

Physician specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and related conditions.
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Patient discussion about rheumatologist

Q. What kind of Doctor is a Rheumatologist? My GP referred me to a Rheumatologist. What is it? Should I be worried?

A. Rheumatologists are internists, physicians or pediatricians who are qualified by additional postgraduate training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones.

Q. Does this mean a patient with fibromyalgia should see a neurologist rather than a rheumatologist? If fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease does this mean a patient with fibromyalgia should see a neurologist rather than a rheumatologist?

A. Fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease. It's a disease in which the brain and spinal cord over-interpret sensation. Rheumatologists are pain management experts, so it would make sense for them to see people with fibromyalgia. However, fibromyalgia is so common that my hope is that primary care providers will become the experts in fibromyalgia management.

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The supply of rheumatologists in the workforce is dependent upon the training of new rheumatologists to join our specialty," said lead author Marcy Bolster, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital.
Medical history/physical exam, pelvic x-ray, MRI of sacroiliac joints, C-reactive protein, and HLA-B27 were collected and rheumatologists were asked if a clinical diagnosis of axSpA could be made based upon results.
The most important factors for treatment escalation for rheumatologists were radiological progression (mean 4.
Another rheumatologist who collaborated on developing the Stanford program agreed.
At present, however, there is little effort to make such distinctions, so most SLE pregnancies are subjected to monthly visits to rheumatologists and obstetricians, and, starting at week 26, weekly monitoring by obstetricians.
Comparison of musculoskeletal ultrasound practices of a rheumatologist and a radiologist.
A link to a 2Z-question Web-based survey that could be completed in 10-15 minutes was sent to 1,289 pediatricians, pediatric rheumatologists, sports medicine physicians, pediatric surgeons, and pediatric orthopedic surgeons Eighty-four e-mails were returned as "undeliverable.
About 15 to 20 percent of them [become] seriously ill," says Joan Merrill, medical director of the Lupus Foundation of America and a rheumatologist at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Oklahoma City.
Arthritis Care Wales said that the only consultant rheumatology provision in Ceredigion is a one-day-a-month clinic provided by a rheumatologist based over the border in England.
THE plight of arthritis sufferers across the west of Ireland is to be eased following the appointment of a second consultant rheumatologist for the Western Area of the Health Service Executive (HSE).
There are fewer than 200 board-certified pediatric rheumatologists in the United States (4); nearly half of the US population lives more than 1 hour from a pediatric rheumatologist.
A rheumatologist may need to evaluate the patient on the advisability of surgery on arthritic joints.