Features May 2019 Issue

Who Will Treat Your Arthritis?

Who Will Treat Your Arthritis?

A shortage of rheumatologists means you may be seeing more APPs.

"Typically, patients see the rheumatologist on their first visit and come back to see an APP for follow-up visits," says Paczos. "We try to have them see the doctor once a year and the APP in between." She notes that many patients like seeing an APP because they often can spend more time with them.

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