A consultant rheumatologist is a doctor who specialises in diagnosing and treating arthritis and related conditions.
Helping diagnose your condition
Your rheumatologist will arrange for you to have tests to find out more about your condition. These may include blood tests and x-rays.
If there are complex results from these tests your rheumatologist may discuss them with specialist colleagues.
Your rheumatologist will recommend treatment programmes. This may include drug treatments, which they may help monitor or carry out.