What is Rheumatologist?

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A rheumatologist is an internist or pediatrician who is qualified by additional training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 10 3
Systemic lupus erythematosus 4 1
Rheumatoid arthritis 2 0
Arthritis pain 1 0
Dry eye syndrome 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rheumatologist

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 1
Weight gain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Rheumatologist

Dosage Patients
as needed 2
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Rheumatologist

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Rheumatologist

Duration

Currently using Rheumatologist

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped using Rheumatologist

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Rheumatologist

Aug 20, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for osteoarthritis (OA))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Dr Anthony Boers Monash Medical Centre Clayton, VIC Just started with this specialist; tested for Rheumatoid Arthritis-definite swelling in hand joints from MRI test, but not responding to cortico steroid treatment therefore ruled out; started Lyrica for FM.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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