Most lupus patients see a rheumatologist for their care. A rheumatologist is an internist or pediatrician who received further training in the diagnosis (detection) and treatment of arthritis and other musculoskeletal diseases. Also called “rheumatic” diseases, these diseases affect the joints, muscles and bones. Many rheumatologists also conduct research to find the cause of and better treatment for these disabling diseases.
The Lupus Colorado Resource Directory is packed full for information on where to find help. From patient advocacy, to caregiver assistance, from alternative medicine to housecleaning help, it’s all here!