Preparing for Your First Visit to the Rheumatologist
If your primary care doctor suspects you may be suffering from an autoimmune condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis, then they will likely refer you to a rheumatologist — a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating these conditions. Since autoimmune diseases can be difficult to diagnose and treat, a lot will happen during your first appointment. Here are some tips to help you prepare. Make a list of your medications.