MBBS, MD - General Medicine, Fellowship in Rheumatology
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Dr Vinay Kumar Singal is a graduate of PGIMR Rohtak and has done his MD (Med) from Poona University. He did his postdoctoral fellowship in Rheumatology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi from July 1995 to July 1997.He has been working as Rheumatologist in various premier medical institutions since last more than 20 years. He has been undergraduate and postgraduate teacher for Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) and has MCI recognised teaching experience of 16 years. He has been DNB (Med) examiner.
Q: Who is a rheumatologist?
A: A rheumatologist may be an internal medicine physician or a paediatrician who is further specialized to diagnose and treat muscular, joints or autoimmune diseases similar to rheumatoid arthritis.
Q: What diseases does a rheumatologist treat?
A: A rheumatologist can treat diseases like gout, osteoarthritis, chronic back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis, spondyloarthropathies, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus.
Q: What are the symptoms for which you need to see a rheumatologist?
A: You can see a rheumatologist for symptoms like back pain, joint pain, rashes, swelling in joints, itching or dry mouth, repeated fevers, bruising over skin, stiffness in joints or back, etc.
Q: Is a rheumatologist, and an orthopaedic doctor the same?
A: No, an orthopaedic doctor can only treat joint and bones related problems. However, a rheumatologist in addition to musculoskeletal diseases also treats unexplained fever, rashes and systemic autoimmune disorders.
Q: Does a rheumatologist treat bone cancer?
A: A rheumatologist is only specialized in non-surgical treatments. Bone cancer can be treated by an orthopaedic surgeon.