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Can any type of doctor diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, or is that something only a rheumatologist can do?

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Dr. Hilary Petersel
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Any general doctor can begin the process by ordering certain laboratory testing. If the blood work is suggestive of a rheumatological disorder than only a rheumatologist can accuratively confirm the diagnosis and offer treatment.

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