We encourage patients to become knowledgeable about the rheumatic disorders for which they or their loved ones are being treated. Below are links to sites that we believe provide reliable information.
One must be cautious about general information found on any informational website in regards to how that information may or may not apply to one’s own situation. Remember, every person is an individual. Each person responds uniquely to a disease state and has individual complicating factors or circumstances that will infuence decision-making regarding diagnosis and treatment. Knowledge is a useful tool for coping with most medical disorders, but patients should avoid self-diagnosis or developing pre-conceived notions about the best treatment before discussing all pertinent issues with their physician.