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Dr. Uma Karjigi

21 years experience overall
1000 Consultation fee at clinic
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Dr. Srinivasa.C

19 years experience overall
850 Consultation fee at clinic
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Dr. Raghavendra H

10 years experience overall
1090 Consultation fee at clinic
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Dr. Satish Kalanje

30 years experience overall
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Dr. Pradeep Kumar

23 years experience overall
700 Consultation fee at clinic
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Dr. Harshini A S

Special Interest in Rheumatology

11 years experience overall
700 Consultation fee at clinic
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Dr. Roopa T

20 years experience overall
1000 Consultation fee at clinic
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Dr. Chethana Dharmapalaiah

17 years experience overall
900 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Abhishek Patil

11 years experience overall
750 Consultation fee at clinic
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FAQs on Rheumatologist

1. Who is a rheumatologist?

2. What diseases does a rheumatologist treat?

3. What are the symptoms for which you need to see a rheumatologist?

4. Is a rheumatologist, and an orthopaedic doctor the same?

5. Does a rheumatologist treat bone cancer?

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Dr. Yathish GC

14 years experience overall
900 Consultation fee at clinic


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Who is a Rheumatologist?

Branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases [musculoskeletal and systemic autoimmune conditions] such as arthritis, lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, and many other diseases are called Rheumatologists. Physicians who are specialized in Rheumatology are Rheumatologists. 

What are the qualifications of Rheumatologist?

A 5-year medical degree [MBBS] that is recognized by the General Medical Council and a 2-year foundation course of general training are the basic requirements for an individual to be a doctor. However, following are the specialties or extra qualifications required to be a Rheumatologist:

  • DM - Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
  • DNB - RheumatologyDM - Clinical Immunology
  • MRCP (UK)
  • PGCC - Rheumatology
  • Fellowship in Rheumatology
  • FRCP - Rheumatology
  • DM - Rheumatology
  • MD - Rheumatology

How often should I visit a Rheumatologist?

Individuals who are suffering from any of the musculoskeletal disorders should visit a Rheumatologist 2 times a year or as directed by the doctor and healthy people can visit once in a year.

Why should an individual consult a Rheumatologist?

People who are suffering from any of the following medical conditions should consult a Rheumatologist.

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Tendinitis
  • Chronic back pain
  • Joint pains
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Polymyositis
  • Dermatomyositis

However, these are only a few of the medical conditions and there are over 200 diseases and conditions that can be treated by a Rheumatologist.

Are Rheumatologists and Orthopedists the same?

Rheumatologists and Orthopedists are well-trained physicians who are specialized in diagnosing and treating medical disorders & diseases related to joints, muscles, and bones. However, Rheumatologists focus more on joint disorders and treat them through medicines & lifestyle modifications and Orthopedists treats through medicines & surgical treatment and manages the fractures of the body.

Can Rheumatologists treat osteoarthritis?

Yes, Rheumatologists can diagnose and treat osteoarthritis through medications and lifestyle modifications. However, one may consult other medical professions like Orthopedic doctors and Occupational therapists for faster recovery from osteoarthritis and better treatment outcomes.

Do Rheumatologist treat gout?

In a few cases, gout may cause arthritis and can lead to joint pain. Rheumatologists can diagnose gout and provide an appropriate treatment plan to reduce the pain. So, Rheumatologists act as a resource for primary care doctors.

What surgeries can be performed by a Rheumatologist?

Rheumatologists cannot perform surgeries and they treat musculoskeletal diseases through therapeutic methods and lifestyle modifications. If surgery is required to perform, then the patient may be referred to specialists who are experienced in performing related surgeries.

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