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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Rheumatology (Overview)

Rheumatology is a field of study in which a person concentrates on the causes, effects, and treatments of auto-immune disorders, in which a person's own immune system is abnormal and damaging the person's body. Diseases include rheumatoid arthritis (adult & juvenile), lupus (SLE), scleroderma, etc... A doctor of this specialty is a rheumatologist.


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Who deals with rheumatology?

Who deals with rheumatology?

Rheumatologist: Rheumatologists are doctors who study and treat autoimmune and mechanical diseases of joints, connective tissue, and muscle. Rheumatology is the study of these diseases. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
556 doctors shared insights

Rheumatology (Overview)

Rheumatology is a field of study in which a person concentrates on the causes, effects, and treatments of auto-immune disorders, in which a person's own immune system is abnormal and damaging the person's body. Diseases include rheumatoid arthritis (adult & juvenile), lupus (SLE), scleroderma, etc... A doctor of this specialty is a rheumatologist.


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What exactly is rheumatology?

What exactly is rheumatology?

Rheumatic Disease : The study of rheumatic diseases which include arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, soft tissue diseases, immunologic diseases, osteoporosis, back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, connective tissue diseases to name a few. There are over 100-150 rheumatic diseases. ...Read more

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Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (Tip)

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

See a rheumatology specialist, please! ...See more

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What to expect at my first rheumatology appointment?

What to expect at my first rheumatology appointment?

Medical work up : You should expect a history, physical and maybe lab tests depending on your signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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What typically happens at a rheumatology appointment?

See details: The same thing that happens at any doctor appointment. A history, physical exam, explanation of diagnostic considerations and discussion of treatment options and what tests need to be done. ...Read more

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What does a rheumatology consultation typically involve?

What does a rheumatology consultation typically involve?

Questions: A lot of questions. Tons and tons. Very nit-picky questions. Often the same question asked in different ways. Then a detailed physical exam. After that, you may or may not have some lab work or x-rays. ...Read more

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What should I expect for my first rheumatology appointment?

Thorough work-up: Workup for arthritis requires taking thorough history, careful physical examination, and sophisticated laboratory and imaging workup. ...Read more

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Why rheumatology now @50 yrs? Very disabilitating very little function, yet SSI won'nt approve me, why?

Why rheumatology  now @50 yrs? Very disabilitating  very little function, yet SSI won'nt approve me, why?

If : If you have severe arthritis with obvious joint deformities, loss of motion and poor function but have been denied social security disability, i suggest that you obtain an attorney who specializes in appeals for this type fo denial. You can find names in the yellow pages or by contacting the local bar association. ...Read more

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What is rheumatology specialist?

A type of doctor: A rheumatologist is a doctor that treats rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic diseases are a set of illnesses that have inflammation as a common characteristic. The most common type of disease that we care for is arthritis (both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis). However, we also treat more rare diseases such as lupus, vasculitis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, dermatomyositis, and gout. ...Read more

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What is the difference between immunology vs rheumatology?

Little!: You have essentially two specialities that cover the fields. I trained in a division of clinical immunology and rheuamtology. Most of the non-structural diseases i treat involve the immune system. Allergist/immunologists will overlap, but the major focus is allergy and asthma than rheumatic issues. ...Read more

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