“The relationship that rheumatologists have with their patients is very gratifying because we get to know them over a long period of time.” – Daniel H. Solomon, MD, MPH
In this video, rheumatologists discuss how trust and openness are important parts of establishing a successful physician-patient relationship. Patients should be open with their physician to get the best treatment for whatever stage they’re in of their Rheumatic disease is an umbrella term that refers to arthritis and several other conditions that affect the joints, tendons, muscle, ligaments, bones, and muscles (arthritis... journey.
This is a path that you’re on together with your rheumatologist so ask the questions as they come up. – Anna Helena Jonsson, MD, PhD
It’s important for patients to advocate for themselves and understand why they are receiving particular treatments.
“The most productive patient-provider relationships are those ones where you’re a team and have back and forth conversation rather than a physician-centered approach.” – Tate Johnson, MD
These interviews were conducted at the 2023 Investigators Meeting. This annual event provides an opportunity for Foundation-funded researchers to get together, share updates on their active projects, and discuss the latest advancements in the field.