Rheumatologists

Dr. Tariq Iqbal

Dr. Tariq Iqbal

Rheumatologist
Brockville, ON
Dr. Henry Averns

Dr. Henry Averns

Rheumatologist
Kingston, ON
Dr. Roberta Schellenberg

Dr. Roberta Schellenberg

Rheumatologist
Kingston, ON
Dr. Mala Joneja

Dr. Mala Joneja

Rheumatologist
Kingston, ON
Dr. Tanveer Towheed

Dr. Tanveer Towheed

Rheumatologist
Kingston, ON
Dr. Annie-Odile Antonescu

Dr. Annie-Odile Antonescu

Rheumatologist
Brossard, QC
Dr. Soon Ok Kim

Dr. Soon Ok Kim

Rheumatologist
Verdun, QC
Dr. Sophie Roux

Dr. Sophie Roux

Rheumatologist
Sherbrooke, QC
Dr. Artur José De Brum Fernandes

Dr. Artur José De Brum Fernandes

Rheumatologist
Sherbrooke, QC
Dr. Monique Camerlain

Dr. Monique Camerlain

Rheumatologist
Sherbrooke, QC
Dr. Jiri L. Krasny

Dr. Jiri L. Krasny

Rheumatologist
Montreal, QC
Dr. Bruce Edward Garfield

Dr. Bruce Edward Garfield

Rheumatologist
Westmount, QC
Dr. Lucien Latulippe

Dr. Lucien Latulippe

Rheumatologist
Quebec City, QC
Dr. Harbhajan Kang

Dr. Harbhajan Kang

Rheumatologist
Montreal, QC
Dr. Michael Stein

Dr. Michael Stein

Rheumatologist
Montreal, QC
Dr. Évelyne Vinet

Dr. Évelyne Vinet

Rheumatologist
Montreal, QC
Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles

Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles

Rheumatologist
Montreal, QC
Dr. Elizabeth Merryn Hazel

Dr. Elizabeth Merryn Hazel

Rheumatologist
Montreal, QC
Dr. Henri A. Ménard

Dr. Henri A. Ménard

Rheumatologist
Montreal, QC
Dr. Jean-Richard Goulet

Dr. Jean-Richard Goulet

Rheumatologist
Saint-Lambert, QC
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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: