Rheumatologists

Dr. Jude Rodrigues

Dr. Jude Rodrigues

Rheumatologist
Windsor, ON
Dr. Abdelgalel Abdelgader

Dr. Abdelgalel Abdelgader

Rheumatologist
Windsor, ON
Dr. Suzanne Leaf

Dr. Suzanne Leaf

Rheumatologist
St Thomas, ON
Dr. Andy Thompson

Dr. Andy Thompson

Rheumatologist
Toronto, ON
Dr. Sara Haig

Dr. Sara Haig

Rheumatologist
London, ON
Dr. Riche Le

Dr. Riche Le

Rheumatologist
London, ON
Dr. Janet Pope

Dr. Janet Pope

MD MPH FRCPC
Rheumatologist
London, ON
Dr. Lillian Barra

Dr. Lillian Barra

Rheumatologist
London, ON
Dr. Andrew Thompson

Dr. Andrew Thompson

Rheumatologist
London, ON
Dr. Sherry Rohekar

Dr. Sherry Rohekar

Rheumatologist
London, ON
Dr. Gina Rohekar

Dr. Gina Rohekar

Rheumatologist
London, ON
Dr. Nikhil Chopra

Dr. Nikhil Chopra

Rheumatologist
London, ON
Dr. Rafat Faraawi

Dr. Rafat Faraawi

Rheumatologist
Kitchener, ON
Dr. Viktoria Pavlova

Dr. Viktoria Pavlova

Rheumatologist
Ancaster, ON
Dr. Blumer McDonald

Dr. Blumer McDonald

Rheumatologist
Toronto, ON
Dr. Rajendra Carmona

Dr. Rajendra Carmona

Rheumatologist
Hamilton, 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
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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: