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Dr. Sriram S, Rheumatologist Online
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Dr. Sriram S

Rheumatologist

14 YRS Exp.

MD(G.Med) DM

You pay 1000

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60

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Language

English, Hindi, Tamil

Location

Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai

Available in 13 days

Available at 3:30 AM

Dr. Kaushik V V, Rheumatologist Online
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Dr. Kaushik V V

Rheumatologist

17 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MRCP, CCT (GIM), CCT (Rheumatolgy), FRCP

Starts at ₹ 2000

Language

English, Hindi, Tamil

Location

Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai

Available at 3:30 AM

Dr. V Krishnamurthy, Rheumatologist Online
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Dr. V Krishnamurthy

Rheumatologist

34 YRS Exp.

MD, DM (Rheum) FRCP

You pay 1500

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90

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Language

English

Location

Apollo Hospitals Cancer Centre Nandanam, Chennai

Available at 5:30 AM

Available at 3:30 AM

Dr. Brig K Shanmuganandan, Rheumatologist Online
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Dr. Brig K Shanmuganandan

Rheumatologist

20 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD (Med.), DNB (Med.), Fellow (Rheuma.)

You pay 1500

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150

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English, Bengali, Hindi, Tamil

Location

Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai

Available at 3:30 AM

Available in 2 days

Dr Chirag Rajkumar Kopp, Rheumatologist Online
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Dr Chirag Rajkumar Kopp

Rheumatologist

5 YRS Exp.

MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Immunology & Rheumatology)

You pay 1000

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60

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Language

English, Hindi

Location

Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospital, Lucknow

Available at 3:30 AM

Dr. Mathai Thomas, Rheumatologist Online
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Dr. Mathai Thomas

Rheumatologist

19 YRS Exp.

MBBS,DCH,MD(Gen Med),DM(Rheumatology)

You pay 1000

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150

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English

Location

Apollo Speciality Hospitals Vanagaram, Chennai

Available at 4:30 AM

Dr. Arun Tiwari, Rheumatologist Online
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Dr. Arun Tiwari

Rheumatologist

12 YRS Exp.

MBBS,M.D. General Medicine, DM Rheumatology and clinical Immunology

Starts at ₹ 800

Language

English, Hindi

Location

Apollo Sage Hospitals, Bhopal

Available at 4:30 AM

Dr. Padmanabhan R, Rheumatologist Online
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Dr. Padmanabhan R

Rheumatologist

12 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD, American Board (A.B) Internal Medicine , American Board (A.B) Rheumatology

You pay 1000

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60

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Language

English, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi

Location

Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai

Available in 6 days

Available at 4:45 AM

Dr. Prashant Bafna, Rheumatologist Online
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Dr. Prashant Bafna

Rheumatologist

11 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD (JIPMER), DM GOLD MEDALIST (Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology)

You pay 850

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51

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Language

English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil

Location

Apollo Hospitals Sheshadripuram, Bengaluru

Available at 5:00 AM

Dr. Akshat Pandey, Rheumatologist Online
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Dr. Akshat Pandey

Rheumatologist

3 YRS Exp.

MD Med.,PGDIP,MSc RHEUMATOLOGY

You pay 1000

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60

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Language

English, Hindi

Location

Apollo Hospitals Vijay Nagar, Indore

Available at 5:05 AM

Rheumatology is a medical speciality that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic diseases are those that affect the joints, muscles, and bones. These conditions can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformities in the joints and surrounding tissues. Rheumatic diseases can also affect other parts of the body, such as the skin, lungs, and eyes.

Who is a Rheumatologist?

A rheumatologist is a medical doctor who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases. Rheumatology specialists undergo extensive training in internal medicine and then go on to complete additional training in rheumatology. They are experts in the management of conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout, and fibromyalgia.

Rheumatology specialists have extensive knowledge of immunology, the science that studies how the immune system works in our body. They are also familiar with how other organs of the body interact with the musculoskeletal system.

When Should You Consult a Rheumatology Doctor?

You should consult a rheumatology doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Joint pain, swelling, or stiffness
  • Muscle pain or weakness
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Skin rashes or lesions
  • Fever with no known cause
  • Numbness or tingling in your hands or feet

Additionally, If you have a family history of rheumatic disease or have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, you should consider consulting with a rheumatology specialist.

What Medical Conditions Do Rheumatology Specialists Treat?

Rheumatology specialists treat a wide range of medical conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system and other organ systems. Some common conditions treated by rheumatologists include:

  • Osteoarthritis: A degenerative joint disease that causes pain and stiffness in the joints.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: An autoimmune disorder that causes chronic inflammation in the joints.
  • Lupus: An autoimmune disorder that can affect multiple organ systems, including the skin, joints, kidneys, and cardiovascular system.
  • Gout: A type of arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints.
  • Fibromyalgia: A chronic pain disorder that affects the muscles and soft tissues.

These are just a few examples of the medical conditions that rheumatologists treat. They are also equipped to manage other conditions that cause inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the musculoskeletal system.

What Are the Different Types of Procedures Conducted by Rheumatology Doctors?

Rheumatology doctors may perform a variety of procedures to diagnose and treat rheumatic diseases. Some common procedures include:

  • Joint Aspiration: A procedure in which a small amount of fluid is removed from a joint for analysis.
  • Injection Therapy: The injection of medication directly into the joints to reduce inflammation and pain.
  • Synovial Biopsy: A procedure in which a small tissue sample is taken from the lining of a joint for analysis.
  • Bone Density Test: A test that measures the strength and density of your bones to assess your risk for osteoporosis.

How can I Consult a Rheumatology Doctor?

Many clinics and hospitals offer services that allow you to meet a rheumatologist for a variety of health problems.

During your consultation, the rheumatology specialist will ask you about your symptoms, medical history, and any medications you are taking. They may also perform a physical exam and order diagnostic tests, such as blood tests or imaging studies. Some hospitals and clinics, like Apollo 24/7, also offer online consultations with a variety of rheumatologists.

Online Consultation

If you are unable to visit a rheumatology specialist in person, an online consultation can provide you with access to expert care from the comfort of your home. Online consultations are convenient, confidential, and secure. You can schedule an appointment at a time that works for you and meet with a rheumatologist via video chat or phone call.

Role of Rheumatology Doctors in Healthcare

Rheumatologists play a critical role in the healthcare system by diagnosing and treating conditions that affect millions of people worldwide. They work closely with other specialists, such as primary care doctors, orthopaedic surgeons, and physical therapists, to ensure their patients receive comprehensive care. By diagnosing and treating rheumatic diseases early, rheumatologists can help improve their patients' quality of life and prevent long-term complications. By seeking the advice of a specialist, you can take control of your health and get the care you need to live a full and active life.

If you experience joint pain or stiffness, don't hesitate to consult a rheumatology doctor. They can help diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, allowing you to regain your quality of life and enjoy the activities you love. With telecommunication consultation services offered by Apollo 24/7, you can connect with a rheumatologist quickly and easily, no matter where you are. Book an appointment online today and take the first step towards better health.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

The most common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints, particularly in the hands and feet.

Joint pain can be caused by many factors other than a rheumatic condition. However, if the pain is persistent or accompanied by other symptoms such as swelling or stiffness, it may be worth consulting with a rheumatology specialist.

The diagnosis of fibromyalgia involves a physical exam and blood tests to rule out other conditions. The diagnosis is usually made based on the patient's symptoms.

The treatment for osteoarthritis involves pain management and improving joint function through physical therapy, medication, and surgery.

The treatment for lupus involves managing symptoms with medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, and immunosuppressants.

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood. It can be managed by reducing alcohol intake, losing weight, and taking medications to reduce inflammation.

Yes, rheumatology specialists can perform joint replacements if needed.

Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that causes dry eyes and mouth. The exact cause is unknown but it is believed to be related to genetic and environmental factors.

Yes, children can develop rheumatic conditions known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Symptoms may include joint swelling, stiffness, and pain.

Yes, maintaining a healthy diet, regular exercise routine, and avoiding smoking and excessive drinking can help manage symptoms of rheumatic conditions. Additionally, stress management techniques such as meditation or therapy may also be helpful.