The Rheumatologist

Kuchna, John; de Gennaro, Renee
January 2009
Pharmaceutical Representative;Jan2009, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p21
The article offers information on rheumatologists, physicians who treat musculoskeletal disorders and complex medical systemic diseases. One must complete four years of medical school and a four-year internal medicine residency to become a rheumatologist and must get a certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine. The rheumatic conditions that rheumatologists often encounter include connective tissue diseases, fibromyalgia, and lupus.


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