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Need a good juvenile rheumatoid arthritis doctor in memphis, tn.

Linda MyersMD&Monica. If you are looking for a pediatric rheumatologist. I know two 1linda myers md 1910 nonconnah blvd, menphis 2 monica brown do 777 washington avenue suitep110 memphis.
Consider Birmingham. I don't know any of the pediatric rheumatologists in person who practice in Memphis or other places in Tennessee so I can't recommend them myself. It's quite a long drive to Birmingham, Alabama to Children's of Alabama (3hrs 47min) so it may not be possible for you to travel that far. However, I can guarantee your child will receive the best treatment anywhere in the U.S. if you see any of us 6 docs.

What kind of doctor do I see for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Peds rheum. A child with juvenile idiopathic arthritis should be under the care of a pediatric rheumatologist.
Rheumatologist! Either a rheumatologist or pediatric rheumatologist, of which there are very, very few! All rheumatyologists who are older trained substantially in pediatric rheumatology, because the speciality of rheumatol;ogy did not exist!
Get proper treatment. Be sure to see a board certified pediatric rheumatologist. General pediatricians and family medicine docs are not familiar or comfortable with using weekly low dose Methotrexate and TNF inhibitors that are needed to control 99% of kids with correctly diagnosed JIA/JRA. It's worth traveling some distance to see a pediatric rheumatologist since most adult rheumatologists do not treat it as effectively.
Asking for someone? At a listed age of 52 you would see an adult rheumatologist. If you are asking for some kid, they would need to see a pediatric rheumatologist.

What questions should I ask the doctor for a new diagnosis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

How old? Rheumatoid arthritis is almost never seen before puberty, and rarely before 18. We now call jra "juveniule idiopathic arthritis, " because is not the same animal, even though drugs used may be similar! Knowing if the patient is ccp antibody positive is the current best indicator that it is ra. I have not seen this in a child under 13. Treatment options need to be as benign as possible. It c.

My daughter's doctor thinks she has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. What should she do to cure it?

There is no cure. Unfortunately there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis. There are continuing advancements in treatment. Medications considered disease modifying agents can made a big difference in the progression of the disease process. First make an appointment with a pediatric rheumatologist for the appropriate testing to see if your daughter truly has the disease. The rheumatologist will guide you further.

Can any type of doctor diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis, or is that something only a Rheumatologist can do?

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.