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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. Read more...
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! Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...

What specialty should I look for in a doctor to treat my wegener's granulomatosis and rheumatoid arthritis? I believe that my current rheumatologist is doing a fair job. However; the few times that I am able to actually see him and not his p.A. I feel put

Wegener' . Wegener' s and rheumatoid arthrtis is a disease that is treated by a rheumatologist , it is rare to find that association because they are probably different in , what is called parthenogenesis , which means it s origins , but there have been cases described as associated , and i include a link for this association . To have e both or just having either , you require special attention and an elaborated treatment plan , pa can help evaluate the patient and keep tract of the follow up , but major treatment and diagnostic decisions ought to be made by the rheumatologist. Read more...
A New Rheumatologist. Rheumatologists are the experts specializing in both wegener's and ra. Another specialist will not be adequately trained or experienced to fully manage both. If you are unhappy with your current rheumatologist you should seek another one in your area for a second opinion. You could ask them about their practice's use of physician extenders such as pa's at your first visit. Read more...
Rheumatologist . You are seeing the correct physician - discuss your ambivalence with him. I agree the pa should not be your point of care. Read more...

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. Read more...

I have severe pain in every joints, doctor says its sero negative rheumatoid arthritis. What now?

Evaluation treatment. If this is what you have you need an appropriate evaluation inappropriate and immediate treatment. This includes an evaluation by a rheumatologist, appropriate lab and imaging and initiation of a targeted treatment program. You need this program to help prevent structural damage. Read more...
See rheum. See a rheumatologist and get started on disease modifying medications. Read more...

I tested positive for rheumatoid arthritis. My level was at 10. I haven't spoken to my doctor yet. I have lots of pain in feet and hands?

Rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common inflammatory arthritis. Most often presents with symmetric pain and inflammation of small joints of hands and feet. It is diagnosed clinically and laboratory and radiographic testing are done for stage of disease and prognostic information. See your doctor ASAP to discuss options for treatment. Read more...