That first appointment can seem like a blur five minutes after leaving. That’s also usually when an important question pops into your mind. Prepare by doing some research before the appointment, think about the things you want to ask the most, and write down 3-5 issues you have. If you have more questions afterward, you can always book time to see your doctor again, call, or perhaps email. Remember that the rheumatologist is your doctor all the time, not just when you see them in their office.