Rheumatology – what & when?
What is a Rheumatologist?
Many people who are referred to see a rheumatologist for the first time may not know much about this medical specialty. Here we briefly explain what the specialty of rheumatology involves, what rheumatologists do, and what to expect when you see a rheumatologist.
A rheumatologist is a specialist physician who has expertise in diagnosing and treating arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions and autoimmune diseases.
When should you see a Rheumatologist?
The General Practitioner will determine if the symptoms you have require assessment by a Rheumatologist. So if you have muscle or joint symptoms that are causing you problems consult your General Practitioner who will decide if a referral to a Rheumatologist is needed.