Back to all discussions

How can I prepare for my first rheumatologist visit?

For over two years I've had increasing bouts of joint pain lasting longer and with more joints involved each time. I am finally seeing a rheumy for the first time next week. I'm feeling nervous with so much hanging on it. What can I prepare to help it be most useful? Thanks!

  1. Hi Annemarie! I think it's great that you are planning ahead for your first appointment. I hope your appointment goes smoothly and you connect well with the rheumatologist. Here is some information on what to expect at that first visit -- And here is some good information for getting the most out of your appointment -- Again, I hope it's a productive visit for you! Good luck! Best, Erin, Team Member.

    1. Thank you, Erin! These were very helpful.

or create an account to reply.