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Our Guide to Rheumatology

Our Guide to Rheumatology

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By Dr Irwin Lim, Rheumatologist

We decided to create a little booklet on Rheumatology a few months ago.

The target audience were local GPs and allied health professionals. Apart from letting them know about our group of rheumatologists, we thought it was important to actually explain what a rheumatologist can do, as the exposure to rheumatology in undergraduate & postgraduate education is poor.

We even listed some of the conditions we treat to make it clearer.

And, we highlighted 4 conditions that we feel are generally treated poorly: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Spinal Disorders in general, & Osteoarthritis.

Improved awareness of the symptoms, some knowledge of the relevant investigations & earlier referral to rheumatologists would help.

What do you think of this little booklet?

Dr Irwin Lim is a rheumatologist and a director of BJC Health.

BJC Health provides a connected care multidisciplinary team philosophy to deliver positive lifestyle outcomes through a holistic approach to those with degenerative & inflammatory arthritis, tendon injury and lifestyle diseases. Our clinics are located in Parramatta, Chatswood and Brookvale. Contact us.

This blog focuses on arthritis-related diseases, healthcare in general, and our Connected Care philosophy.



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