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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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DENVER -- Spondyloarthritis experts have zeroed in on a simple and effective screening and referral strategy for nonrheumatologists to use in deciding which patients with chronic low back pain to send to rheumatologists for definitive diagnosis and treatment of axial spondyloarthritis.
Sixty-five patients (14 males and 51 females) assessed their satisfaction with current therapy and trust in their rheumatologists.
Dr Ahmad bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital Services Sector, opening the conference, highlighted the importance of the event that brings together experts in the field and provides an opportunity for rheumatologists to share their experience and expertise.
The earlier patients receive treatment by a rheumatologist in the proper setting of an early arthritis clinic, the better his/her health outcome.
Hadler, a rheumatologist and professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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With increased proficiency of rheumatologist songraphers, the use of MSUS may attain the status of a routine tool in the evaluation of numerous rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.
As a consequence, many people with arthritis are travelling unacceptably long distances to see a rheumatologist.
There are currently more than 800 patients on the waiting list for a first appointment with existing consultant rheumatologist Dr Robert Coughlan.
The internist rheumatologist fills a definite void, since 90% of children live within 1 hour of either a pediatric rheumatologist or internist rheumatologist willing to see juvenile patients.
After a recent major flare-up, my rheumatologist put me on that therapy.