August 7, 2019
I only have a PM. What can a rheumy do for you?
Lawrence "Rick" Phillips
August 8, 2019
I can only speak for myself. the relationship I have with my rheumatologist is one of the four keys to the best life I can live. The other three are family, sleep and exercise. I work hard at maintaining all four items to help me cope with AS. I could not make it without the support of my rheumatologist. I know opinions do vary and some rely on the support they receive from their rheumatologist.
I hope if you have a rheumatologist they are great.
Rick - site moderator and spelling aficionado
August 13, 2019
Personally, my primary care has a very limited knowledge of AS, and when I bring new health concerns to her she often suggests I speak to my rheumatologist. He is much more specialized, and treats many more patients with the same or similar conditions, so I just think his knowledge of the disease is better.