Rheumatology is a sub-specialty of internal medicine that concentrates on diagnosing and treating people with autoimmune disorders and joint diseases like arthritis. A rheumatologist is a medical doctor who treats such conditions. If you are looking for a highly qualified, experienced and skilled rheumatologist in the College Station or surrounding area, look no further than our doctors at Arthritis & Osteoporosis Clinic of Brazos Valley.
What Kind of Education Does a Rheumatologist Have?
As medical doctors, these specialists begin their training by attending medical school. After completing medical school, the rheumatology candidate serves an internship learning about internal medicine followed by a residency. They then undertake a fellowship devoted to rheumatology that lasts for years. Only the best rheumatologists then seek board certification. To get that, they need to take an exam administered by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Board-certified rheumatologists are required to re-take the exam every ten years. They also need to take continuing education courses so they can remain abreast of the advances in their subspecialty.
A Note About Board Certification
When it comes to your health care, you want the best of the best. This is your body that we are talking about, so you want to make sure that you are getting the best care possible. By visiting a board-certified rheumatologist, you can ensure that you are seeing someone who is a step above the rest. A board-certified doctor is one who takes their work as well as their patients seriously, going the extra mile to make sure they are doing everything they can to provide you with exceptional care.
Get in Touch with Us Today
Our doctors at Arthritis & Osteoporosis Clinic of Brazos Valley are both board-certified. During an initial appointment at our office in College Station, our team will take the time to review the patient’s medical history and listen to the patient’s symptoms and concerns. A physical exam can be conducted, during which they will looks for signs of inflammation like rashes, swelling or redness. Our rheumatologists may want to take blood or joint fluid samples to send to a lab to check for signs of infection or inflammation. They may also use imaging technologies like X-rays or MRIs to look for signs of joint damage. From there, we can create a customized treatment plan. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started.