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- Average wait time is 16.3 minutes
What are Rheumatology Doctors?
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
The area of Yuma, AZ has a population of approximately 425,673 people. There are 5 rheumatologists near Yuma, which gives it a ratio of 1 rheumatologist per 85,135 residents or a ratio of 1 rheumatologist per 30,623 households. There are 153,114 households in Yuma.