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Is there same day appointment availability with a rheumatologist near me?

We have many specialists who can offer patients same or next day availability. Whether your appointment is being conducted in-person or virtually. You can find and book the very best care with a specialist right here.

Can i verify insurance coverage before seeing an autoimmune specialist?

Our featured specialists accept all commonly used health insurances.

How do i make all my appointments online?

You can easily book online directly through our website. Find a practitioner who is local to you. Make sure the provider you are interested in can offer you clinic hours that fit your schedule. Then book the clinician who fits all your health requirements and read reviews so you can go in-person feeling confident about your decisions.

Is there a rheumatologist near me offering after-hours appointments?

Most of our featured offices are open 7 days a week with extended evening hours. There are also many practices that provide shortened office hours for weekend availability. Most practices are closed on holidays. But you can easily find after-hours or weekend availability with an autoimmune doctor, directly on our website.

Will a local specialist provide telemedicine visits?

Most providers offer telemedicine visits to patients with specific concerns. If your provider decides that your concerns can only be treated in office, then you may need to go in-person for optimal treatment. Telemedicine visits are great for consultations or evaluations, but further treatment may not be obtainable virtually. Telemedicine appointments are covered by health insurances if the clinician conducting the appointment is in-network with your insurance company.

Which diseases are typically treated by a physician of rheumatology?

There are over 100 rheumatic illnesses that are treated by a doctor of rheumatology. The most common ones are:

  • Rheumatoid, Reactive, Osteo, and Psoriatic arthritis
  • Myositis – muscle inflammation
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Tendonitis
  • Back Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus
  • Gout

When should i see a doctor of rhematic disease?

Sometimes it is hard to tell when to see a specialist of rhematic illness. Pain in the muscles, joints, and bones are usually caused by common reasons. A patient is usually dealing with the pain and discomfort over a long period of time before a rhematic illness specialist takes over your treatment. Your family history, personal medical history, symptoms, and lack of relief will be extensive studied. Along with laboratory tests that give the specialist a broader idea of what is going on inside the body. Your rhematic doctor will work alongside of many different practitioners including your primary care provider. Comprehensive individualized treatment plans will be devised for each patient.

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia presents as widespread discomfort that is accompanied by fatigue, sleep issues, and memory and mood disruptions. It is believed that fibromyalgia increases pain sensation by influencing the way your brain and spinal cord process the difference between pain and non-painful signaling. Symptoms often start after a physical trauma, infection, surgery, or intense psychological stress. Women usually are affected with it over men and there are a variety of other symptoms that only some patients experience such as headaches, TMJ, anxiety, depression, and IBS.

  • The widespread discomfort is felt as a constant dull ache that last for months at a time. To be considered for a fibromyalgia diagnosis the discomfort must be felt on both sides of the body and above and below the waist.
  • Fatigue is felt even though the patient believes they have slept a full night. It can sometimes be accompanied by restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea
  • Cognitive effects which impair the ability to focus

There are also many associated secondary conditions:

  • IBS
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Migraines
  • Interstitial cystitis which causes a painful bladder
  • TMJ
  • Postural tachycardia syndrome

Why does psoriasis cause arthritis?

Called psoriatic arthritis because it effects people who have psoriasis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune illness that causes an overproduction of skin cells as well as attacking your joints and causing inflammation. Most people suffering with psoriasis are genetically predisposed to the illness. It gets progressively worse overtime and usually causes swollen fingers and. Toes, foot and lower back pain, nail changes, and eye inflammation. A small number of people who have PA develop a more severe condition called arthritis mutilans which destroys the bones in the hands and fingers and leads to deformity and disability. Having psoriatic arthritis also puts people in a high-risk category for developing cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and diabetes.

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