Rheumatologists

Dr. Rajwinder Dhillon

Dr. Rajwinder Dhillon

Rheumatologist
Niagara Falls, ON
Dr. Saeed Shaikh

Dr. Saeed Shaikh

Rheumatologist
St Catharines, ON
Dr. John Dickson

Dr. John Dickson

Rheumatologist
St Catharines, ON
Dr. Sanjay Dixit

Dr. Sanjay Dixit

Rheumatologist
Burlington, ON
Dr. Henry Averns

Dr. Henry Averns

Rheumatologist
Kingston, ON
Dr. Roberta Schellenberg

Dr. Roberta Schellenberg

Rheumatologist
Kingston, ON
Dr. Tanveer Towheed

Dr. Tanveer Towheed

Rheumatologist
Kingston, ON
Dr. Mala Joneja

Dr. Mala Joneja

Rheumatologist
Kingston, ON
Dr. Rajendra Carmona

Dr. Rajendra Carmona

Rheumatologist
Hamilton, ON
Dr. Blumer McDonald

Dr. Blumer McDonald

Rheumatologist
Toronto, ON
Dr. Jonathan Adachi

Dr. Jonathan Adachi

MD, FRCPC
Rheumatologist
Hamilton, ON
Dr. Nader Khalidi

Dr. Nader Khalidi

Rheumatologist
Hamilton, ON
Dr. Alfred Cividino

Dr. Alfred Cividino

Rheumatologist
Hamilton, ON
Dr. Mark Matsos

Dr. Mark Matsos

Rheumatologist
Hamilton, ON
Dr. Margaret Larche

Dr. Margaret Larche

Rheumatologist
Hamilton, ON
Dr. Tulio Scocchia

Dr. Tulio Scocchia

Rheumatologist
Hamilton, ON
Dr. Elzbieta Kaminska

Dr. Elzbieta Kaminska

Rheumatologist
Hamilton, ON
Dr. Rolf Sebaldt

Dr. Rolf Sebaldt

Rheumatologist
Hamilton, ON
Dr. Leilani Famorca

Dr. Leilani Famorca

Rheumatologist
Hamilton, ON
Dr. Ali Shickh

Dr. Ali Shickh

Rheumatologist
Bowmanville, ON
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A rheumatologist is a physician who specializes in treating arthritis, autoimmune diseases, joint pain and osteoporosis. There are hundreds of types of these diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, joint pain, tendinitis and gout. In treating patients, a rheumatologist can educate patients on surgical treatment options, bone density testing, ankylosing spondylitis, back pain, sports injuries, arthritis nutrition, arthritis bracing, vasculitis, psoriatic arthritis and juvenile arthritis.

Leflunomide is a medication that is commonly used for rheumatoid arthritis and certain types of inflammatory arthritis, such as psoriatic arthritis. Leflunomide comes in a 10 milligram or a 20 milligram pill. Your rheumatologist may start you at a lower dose of around 10 milligrams a day, and if you tolerate it well, he or she may increase your dosage to 20 milligrams a day.

Prednisone is a prescription steroid medication that is used to treat inflammation in the joints, skin, muscles, lungs and kidneys. Prednisone comes in a 1 milligram, 5 milligram or 50 milligram tablet.

Side Effects of Prednisone

Prednisone has a number of side effects. Common side effects include irritability, agitation and poor sleep. Patients may be able to manage less severe side effects with sleep or anti-anxiety medications. The more serious side effects of prednisone tend to be with long-term use. Long-term side effects of prednisone include: