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Dr. T. N. Tamilselvam, Rheumatologist Online
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Dr. T. N. Tamilselvam

Rheumatologist

13 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD, DM

You pay 1000

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150

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Language

English

Location

Apollo Speciality Hospitals Vanagaram, Chennai

Available in 12 mins

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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Language

English, Bengali, Hindi, Tamil

Location

Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai

Available at 13:00 PM

Available in 12 mins

Dr. M P Das, Rheumatologist Online
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Dr. M P Das

Rheumatologist

31 YRS Exp.

MD

You pay 500

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30

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English, Hindi, Assamese

Location

Apollo Hospitals G S Road, Guwahati

Available in 12 mins

Dr. Kasturi Hazarika, Rheumatologist Online
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Dr. Kasturi Hazarika

Rheumatologist

9 YRS Exp.

MBBS. MD, DM (Rheumatology)

You pay 600

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90

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Language

English, Hindi, Assamese

Location

Apollo Excelcare Hospital, Guwahati

Available at 12:30 PM

Available in 27 mins

Dr. Bharat K Singh, Rheumatologist Online

Dr. Bharat K Singh

Rheumatologist

12 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD, DM

Starts at ₹ 1500

Language

English, Hindi

Location

C K Birla Hospital, Jaipur

Available at 13:00 PM

Available at 12:30 PM

Dr Varsha Bhatt, Rheumatologist Online
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Dr Varsha Bhatt

Rheumatologist

20 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD (Medicine), Fellowship in Rheumatology

You pay 500

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30

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Language

English, Hindi, Marathi

Location

Apollo Clinic, Wanowrie, Pune

Available at 12:45 PM

Available in 2 days

Dr. Vishnu Sharma, Rheumatologist Online
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Dr. Vishnu Sharma

Rheumatologist

15 YRS Exp.

DNB Rheumatology,MD (Gen Med), MBBS, MC,Fellow EULAR

You pay 2000

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120

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Language

English

Location

Apollo Hospitals Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad

Available at 13:30 PM

Available tomorrow at 6:15 AM

Dr. Mahesh Janarthanan, Rheumatologist Online
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Dr. Mahesh Janarthanan

Rheumatologist

3 YRS Exp.

MD, MRCPCH, FRCPCH, MSC (Rheumatology)

You pay 1000

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60

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Language

English

Location

Apollo Children Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai

Available at 14:45 PM

Available tomorrow at 10:30 AM

Dr. Arup Kumar Sahu, Rheumatologist Online
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Dr. Arup Kumar Sahu

Rheumatologist

19 YRS Exp.

MD (Medicine) (Cal), FACR, ECFMG Certificate (USA), Internal Medicine & Rheumatology DNB Faculty & Thesis guide (Dept of Medicine), European Certificate of Rheumatology , EULAR Certificate (Rheumatic Diseases & Paediatric Rheumatology) (Europe)

You pay 1500

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150

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Language

English, Bengali, Hindi

Location

Apollo Multispeciality Hospitals , Kolkata, Kolkata

Available at 15:30 PM

Available tomorrow at 9:30 AM

Dr. V Krishnamurthy, Rheumatologist Online
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Dr. V Krishnamurthy

Rheumatologist

34 YRS Exp.

MD, DM (Rheum) FRCP

You pay 1500

CIRCLE MEMBER PAYS

90

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Language

English

Location

Apollo Hospitals Cancer Centre Nandanam, Chennai

Available at 5:30 AM

Available at 3:30 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

Who is a rheumatologist?

Rheumatologists are doctors who diagnose and treat patients with immune-mediated disorders of the musculoskeletal system, autoimmune diseases, soft tissues, and inherited connective tissue disorders.

Rheumatologists treat diseases related to the immune system. Some of the conditions they treat are rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, lupus, gout, back pain, and tendinitis.

To consult a rheumatologist online, click on the ‘Online Doctor Consultation’ section on the Apollo 24/7 app or website. Then type ‘Rheumatology’ in the search bar to find a list of rheumatologists along with their consultation timings. Choose one that suits your requirements and click on the ‘Consult’ button to book an appointment with a rheumatologist.

Yes, rheumatologists treat all kinds of immune-mediated disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Such disorders are known as rheumatic diseases.

You should consult a rheumatologist if you have been diagnosed with arthritis or suffer from joint pain and swelling.

Rheumatologists are simply doctors who treat patients with joint pain and muscle pain.

Yes, on Apollo 24/7, you can consult a rheumatologist any time. Our rheumatologists are available round-the-clock for online consultations. Just pick your preferred slot and book a consultation.

Apollo 24/7 has the best rheumatologists in India who are available round-the-clock to offer you an online consultation. All our doctors are highly-qualified and experienced to ensure that all your health conditions are taken care of.

Yes, all rheumatologists on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.

When the immune system attacks your own tissues and causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling, it leads to rheumatoid arthritis. Its symptoms are stiffness in the joints (particularly in the morning), swelling and pain in multiple joints, fatigue, issues in other organs like the lungs and eyes, and lumps.

Rheumatologists treat a variety of rheumatic disorders which include osteoarthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), scleroderma, gout, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoporosis, infectious arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatic, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Many people get confused on whether they should see a rheumatologist or orthopaedist as both of them treat disorders related to joints, bones, and muscles. However, they are different in terms of the way they treat these disorders. A rheumatologist provides non-surgical treatment options like medications to treat joint disorders. On the other hand, an orthopaedist specialises in the surgical treatment of such disorders and managing fractures.