Rheumatologist...The Arthritis Buster
Who is a rheumatologist?
A rheumatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the non-surgical treatment of rheumatic illnesses, especially arthritis.
Rheumatologists have special interests in unexplained rash, fever, arthritis, anemia, weakness, weight loss, fatigue, joint or muscle pain, autoimmune disease, and anorexia. They often serve as consultants, acting like detectives for other doctors.
Rheumatologists have particular skills in the evaluation
over 100 forms of arthritis, and have special interest in
arthritis, spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, systemic lupus
erythematosus, antiphospholipid syndrome, Still disease,
dermatomyositis, Sjogren's syndrome, vasculitis,
connective tissue disease, sarcoidosis, Lyme disease,
osteoarthritis, back pain, gout, pseudogout, relapsing polychondritis,
Schonlein purpura, serum sickness, reactive arthritis,
disease, fibromyalgia, erythromelalgia, Raynaud's disease,
pains, iritis, osteoporosis, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and