What is a Rheumatologist?


DEFINITION – What does Rheumatologist mean?

A rheumatologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats autoimmune condition and musculoskeletal disorders.

BREAKING DOWN – Rheumatologist

Frequently, a physician specializing in rheumatology must have prior medical training in pediatrics or internal medicine. From there, they can take fellowship in rheumatology and then, they must pass the required exam to become a registered rheumatologist.

Rheumatologists are experts in diagnosing and treating diseases and conditions, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, neck and back pain, bursitis, tendonitis, and more.

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