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Learn more about Rheumatologists and how to choose the right one for you

Learn more about Rheumatologists

A rheumatologist specializes in diagnosing and treating arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic diseases are characterized by inflammation and loss of function of your joints, tendons, ligaments, bones or muscles. A rheumatologist is an internal medicine doctor specializing in the health needs of adults with rheumatic problems.

A rheumatologist typically: 

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical history and physical condition

  • Provides expertise in diagnosing complex diseases that tend to be vague in the early stages and change with time

  • Orders and interprets laboratory tests and imaging exams

  • Diagnoses and treats rheumatic conditions including certain autoimmune diseases, pain syndromes, arthritis, and other joint disorders

  • Prescribes medications and other therapies

  • Provides advice about appropriate levels of exercise and rest

  • Provides referrals to surgeons when needed

A rheumatologist may also be known as an arthritis doctor or RA doctor.

There are 2 specialists practicing Rheumatology in Lake Charles, LA with an overall average rating of 3.6 stars. There are 6 hospitals near Lake Charles, LA with affiliated Rheumatology specialists, including Beauregard Memorial Hospital, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital and West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital.

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