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A Good RA Doctor Is Hard to Find

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Rheumatologist explaining important information to a patient.
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The referral from your family doctor


Friendly doctor explaining information to a patient.
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What’s a good rheumatologist


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It’s a mutual relationship


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Reasons to look for a new doctor


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Where to look for a rheumatologist


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What if you can’t find a rheumatologist in your area?


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Creative ways to connect with your rheumatologist


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What if I can’t get another rheumatologist?


Woman working with her relationship with her doctor.
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Working on the relationship


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Lene  Andersen, MSW

Lene Andersen, MSW

@TheSeatedView

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, facebook.com/rahealthcentral. She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.