How to Prepare for Your First Appointment with a Rheumatologist
Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis can be overwhelming, leaving you with a long list of questions and concerns. That's why being prepared for your first appointment with a rheumatologist can help you get the answers to your questions, so you leave the appointment feeling confident about how to tackle your rheumatoid arthritis.
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Every time you see a new doctor, they'll take your medical history. Do yourself (and your doctors) a favor and write it all down. Create a file on your computer that can be easily updated Include a current list of medications anddosages, past medications that didn't work, allergies, etc. If your doctor can take your medical history by following your document, this part of the appointment will be much faster, leaving more time for discussion.