Dr. Alejandro Martinez Muñoz

MBBS, MD

🩺  Rheumatologist

English, Spanish

Argentina, Buenos Aires

  • USD $30
  • 10 - 30 min Consultation

Dr. Madeshwaran Mani

MD.,DM

🩺  Rheumatologist

English, Tamil, Hindi

India, Tamil Nadu

  • USD $30
  • 10 - 30 min Consultation

Dr. Ziena Jriekh

MD

🩺  Rheumatologist

English, Arabic

United Arab Emirates, Dubai

  • USD $30
  • 10 - 30 min Consultation
  • 1 (current)

Who is Rheumatologist?

A rheumatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases, which are conditions that affect the joints, bones, muscles, and connective tissues of the body. These diseases can range from mild to severe and can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity.

Rheumatologists are experts in managing a wide range of rheumatic diseases, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, scleroderma, and vasculitis. They work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as primary care physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and occupational therapists, to provide comprehensive care for their patients.

The role of a rheumatologist begins with a comprehensive medical history and physical examination, followed by various laboratory tests, imaging studies, and other diagnostic procedures to determine the cause and extent of the patient's symptoms. Once a diagnosis is made, the rheumatologist will work with the patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that may include medications, physical therapy, exercise, and lifestyle modifications.

In addition to treating patients, rheumatologists also conduct research to better understand the underlying mechanisms of rheumatic diseases and to develop new therapies and treatments. They also play an important role in educating other healthcare professionals and the public about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatic diseases.

To become a rheumatologist, a person must complete four years of medical school, followed by a three-year residency in internal medicine and a two to three-year fellowship in rheumatology. Rheumatologists must also pass a certification exam administered by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Overall, rheumatologists play a critical role in the management of rheumatic diseases and are essential members of the healthcare team for patients with these conditions.