Finding the Right Doctor
Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic disease that makes selecting a doctor for long-term care one of the most important decisions you will make. You are doing more than picking a doctor: You are forming a team to manage your health. For the team to reach its goal, each member must develop trust in the other.
Choosing a doctor, learning to communicate with him or her, making educated treatment decisions and knowing your rights as a patient are things to consider in controlling your psoriatic arthritis.
In order to receive the highest standard of specialized care for your joints and connective tissues, people with psoriatic arthritis should consider seeing a rheumatologist. This is a doctor who specializes in arthritis.
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