A rheumatologist consultation can diagnose and provide treatment recommendations for rheumatic diseases that affect joints, muscles, and bones.
What does a rheumatologist consultation involve?
A rheumatologist consultation is a chance for patients to ask questions and raise concerns about their health needs. It’s also an opportunity for our rheumatologists to assess your current health, identify any issues or potential problems, and recommend a course of treatment.
What does a rheumatologist consultation specialize in?
Rheumatologists are highly experienced, qualified specialists who diagnose, treat, and manage conditions that affect the joints, muscles, and bones. Rheumatologists commonly diagnose and treat conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic back pain, tendonitis, and gout.
What does the rheumatologist want to discuss?
During the consultation, the rheumatologist will want to discuss your complete medical history. This may include:
- Any medications you take or have taken
- Your lifestyle, such as whether or not you smoke and how active you are, as well as information relevant to your problem, including sports and fitness activities and what your work involves
- Any symptoms you are experiencing or have experienced
Why have a rheumatologist consultation?
Rheumatic diseases affecting the joints, muscles, and bones can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness. They can also affect other parts of the body such as the eyes, nervous system, and internal organs. A rheumatologist consultation can find out what the problem is and suggest a course of treatment or surgery.
Rheumatologist consultation outcomes
The rheumatologist can assess your symptoms and recommend next steps, which may include a particular course of treatment.
Preparing for a rheumatologist consultation
Before the consultation, we recommend that you gather together the information the rheumatologist might need, think about what you want to get out of the consultation, and prepare any questions.
The specialist will want to collect basic personal information, including name, age, and health care number, as well as the name of your family doctor if you have one, or any other health professionals you are working with.
Get a rheumatologist consultation with Centric Health
Many men and women from across Canada and all over the world choose Centric Health Surgical Centres for rheumatologist consultations. Our specialists have years of experience and excellence in diagnosing and treating rheumatic diseases. They are committed to helping you to understand your options and advising you on the best course of treatment. Combined with our patient-centred philosophy, we aim to provide all our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience.
Next steps: Book your Rheumatologist Consultation today
If you are ready to discuss your needs with our rheumatologists, contact us to learn more and request a rheumatologist consultation today.