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Lower leg pain and joint soreness. I have heart disease & arthritis. Who do I see?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rheumatologist

First see a rheumatologist, who may send you to a cardiologist, depending on your unspecified heart condition! unfotunately, there are many rheumatic diseases that do effect the heart, not only rheumatic fever.Then again, the two may not be directly related.
However, all inflammatory arthopathies affect the blood vessels and accelerate atherosclerotic plaqueing, if inflammation is not controlled!

In brief: Rheumatologist

First see a rheumatologist, who may send you to a cardiologist, depending on your unspecified heart condition! unfotunately, there are many rheumatic diseases that do effect the heart, not only rheumatic fever.Then again, the two may not be directly related.
However, all inflammatory arthopathies affect the blood vessels and accelerate atherosclerotic plaqueing, if inflammation is not controlled!
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Primary Care

It sounds like your best bet is to see your family practice or internal medicine doctor. He/she can make sure you are evaluated as a whole patient, addressing needs as they come up.
If you need a specialist for specific problems, I am sure you will be referred when appropriate!

In brief: Primary Care

It sounds like your best bet is to see your family practice or internal medicine doctor. He/she can make sure you are evaluated as a whole patient, addressing needs as they come up.
If you need a specialist for specific problems, I am sure you will be referred when appropriate!
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