These pros will be with you every step of the way.
Rheumatologist: Doctor who specializes in treating RA and other forms of arthritis.
Nurse practitioner / physician assistant: Provides routine care and education.
Rheumatology nurse: Specializes in the care of those with rheumatic disease.
Physical therapist: Teaches you proper exercise techniques.
Occupational therapist: Teaches you how to perform daily activities more easily.
Orthopedic surgeon: Doctor who specializes in surgery to repair joints and tendons.
Primary care professional: Healthcare provider who checks your overall health and coordinates care with your rheumatologist.