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Rheumatologist

Posted by Ken A on 10/24/00 at 16:18 (031162)

Can someone describe a typical initial visit to a Rheumatologist? My podiatrist suggested I go, but other than some meds like Vioxx or Celebrex, what does a Rheumatologist do for a patient?

Re: Rheumatologist

john h on 10/24/00 at 17:48 (031166)

he can tell you if you have rheumatoid arthritis.

Re: Rheumatologist

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/24/00 at 20:17 (031177)

Hi,

He can rule out any auto-immune diseases that can contribute to pain in the foot and or lower extremity. He may have better treatment suggestions, or different treatment suggestion. It is possible that the podiatist is at his limits of treatment and has run out of help for you.

Re: Rheumatologist

john h on 10/24/00 at 17:48 (031166)

he can tell you if you have rheumatoid arthritis.

Re: Rheumatologist

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/24/00 at 20:17 (031177)

Hi,

He can rule out any auto-immune diseases that can contribute to pain in the foot and or lower extremity. He may have better treatment suggestions, or different treatment suggestion. It is possible that the podiatist is at his limits of treatment and has run out of help for you.