A rheumatologist is a doctor who specializes in the management of diseases like rheumatoid arthritis (RA). As RA specialists, rheumatologists may be best qualified to diagnose RA and develop an effective treatment plan for your goals.
RA can be a serious chronic disease—but a prompt, accurate diagnosis and appropriate management can better your chances of effective RA symptom improvement and may help prevent permanent joint damage. That’s why it’s important to see a rheumatologist as soon as you or your primary care physician suspects you have RA.
While 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.
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