Let's talk Arthritis
Communicating effectively with your rheumatologist at your medical appointment will allow you to share information and work together to make the best decisions about your health. This will result in the best possible care for you. It is important to know the right questions to ask your rheumatologist.
It is also really important that your rheumatologist, for example, knows about the things that are worrying you, such as the level of pain you are experiencing, where the pain is and whether the pain is getting worse. At your medical appointment, discuss your medication and treatment with your rheumatologist, for example, are you experiencing side effects or is the medication working?
In this booklet you will find:
- During the Consultation: What do patients learn from their consultation?
- Before the Appointment: Get the most from your appointment
- During the Appointment: Steps to getting the most from your appointment
- Pain Management
- After the Appointment
- Remember to Take P.A.R.T: Take P.A.R.T. in your consultation
- Family, Friends and Colleagues
- Glossary of Medical Terms
- Drugs Used in Treatment