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What should I expect for my first rheumatology appointment?
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Dr. Andras Perl
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Thorough work-up
Workup for arthritis requires taking thorough history, careful physical examination, and sophisticated laboratory and imaging workup.

In brief: Thorough work-up
Workup for arthritis requires taking thorough history, careful physical examination, and sophisticated laboratory and imaging workup.
Dr. Andras Perl
Dr. Andras Perl
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Dr. Paul Rosen
Pediatric Rheumatology
In brief: First rheum visit
Typically a rheumatology visit consists of being asked your medical history and then a complete physical exam. Th erheuamtologist will want to check your skin, joints, and muscles.
Based on the findings, there may X-rays or blood work ordered. Other tests such as an MRI could be ordered.

In brief: First rheum visit
Typically a rheumatology visit consists of being asked your medical history and then a complete physical exam. Th erheuamtologist will want to check your skin, joints, and muscles.
Based on the findings, there may X-rays or blood work ordered. Other tests such as an MRI could be ordered.
Dr. Paul Rosen
Dr. Paul Rosen
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Dr. Gary Sterba
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Evaluation
A detailed history and physical , and depending on this you may get addicional lab work , routine or specialized acording to what is the suspected diagnosis.
Imaging may be used to confirm a diagnosis.

In brief: Evaluation
A detailed history and physical , and depending on this you may get addicional lab work , routine or specialized acording to what is the suspected diagnosis.
Imaging may be used to confirm a diagnosis.
Dr. Gary Sterba
Dr. Gary Sterba
Thank
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