FIND A RHEUMATOLOGIST
What is a rheumatologist?
A rheumatologist is a doctor who specializes in the management of diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
Although rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be a serious and chronic disease, a prompt, accurate diagnosis and appropriate management can improve your chances of effective symptom improvement and may help prevent permanent joint damage.
A rheumatologist may be best qualified to provide an accurate and timely diagnosis and develop an effective treatment plan. That’s why it’s important to visit a rheumatologist as soon as you or your primary care physician suspects you have RA.
Remember, even though your primary care physician should remain an important part of your overall health care, your rheumatologist should take the lead role when it comes to managing your rheumatoid arthritis.
Download a pdf of our helpful guide — Making the Most of Your Relationship With Your Rheumatologist — to partner with an RA specialist.
How can I find a rheumatologist?
To locate a rheumatologist who treats rheumatoid arthritis near you, simply enter your address or ZIP code below. To broaden your search, simply enter your ZIP code only.