What should I bring to my first rheumatology visit?
Please bring the following to your first rheumatology visit:
- Any previous lab and/or radiographic X-ray/ultrasound/MRI tests results for review (medical records are typically sent by the referring physician, but occasionally – despite best intentions – are not present. Sometimes tests need to be repeated to confirm the result)
- An up-to-date medication list with the specific dosages you are taking (include a list of medications you have already tried to reduce duplication of prior treatments)
- A list of allergies to medications
- Your family history, including any known relatives with rheumatologic/autoimmune disease