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Disparity Between Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients & Doctors over Disease Activity

Will one more RA disparity study make a difference for patients? Discrepancy & Rheumatoid Arthritis: inseparable as thunder & lightning Discrepancy. A word I probably used three times during the first four decades of my life. And then came Rheumatoid Disease. This word is the shortest explanation for the reason RA Warrior exists. I was stunned by the...Continue reading      42 Comments » Read more

A Doctor-Patient Covenant: Medicine’s Future Found In Its Past

The following article was written by David Biundo to his friends and fellow patients. The message came from a conversation he had with his doctor. I hope you’ll find it inspiring and enlightening as I do. The challenge of being believed One of the challenges that many patients with chronic illness face, is the treatment they receive...Continue reading      16 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Is about Medical Care, Not Sympathy

My Bear had an appointment to see his terrific pediatrician today again about his swollen finger joints. She was home with a cold, but we waited an hour to see an alternate. The fellow didn’t seem to welcome my questions or opinions. I was in the familiar context of my pediatrician’s office – 6 years with...Continue reading      18 Comments » Read more

Keeper or Loser: I’m Not Giving Up, But What Do You Think?

Warning: this is one of those rare personal posts specifically about my life, but I thought it was relevant to share. We have two endearing names for rheumatologists which I’ve coined over the years: rheum doc and The Wizard. Rheumatologists are the doctors who decide not to sneak out Osler’s infamous back door. I always give...Continue reading      141 Comments » Read more

Does It Matter Whether Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects DIP Joints?

Arguments in rheumatology which are critical for patients Certain issues need to be settled in order to improve patient care for RA. Some things that have been “understood” or taught for years are wrong. These issues lead to inconsistencies in the practice of doctors who care for RA patients. Some of those issues have been taken head-on here...Continue reading      64 Comments » Read more

Is That Your Final Answer? …or Replying to Misconceptions

A day filled with misconceptions about Rheumatoid Arthritis / Disease I wrote this post weeks ago when it had just happened. I imagined responses that to misconceptions about rheumatoid arthritis are usually held back in polite conversation. Am I the only one who does that? What if it were a game show… It was a day filled...Continue reading      98 Comments » Read more

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