Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory condition with symptoms of pain in the shoulders, arms, neck, hips and thighs. It is found in people older than 50, and it becomes increasingly more common with age. Symptoms usually resolve with a low dose of prednisone, and the medication is gradually decreased with the goal of stopping it completely within 1-2 years. Patients need to be monitored for a more severe condition called giant cell arteritis which is associated with PMR.
Choosing Your San Antonio Polymyalgia Rheumatica Specialist
It's not easy selecting the right doctor who will take the time to understand your particular needs so that they can better help you understand your condition and its treatment. So it is imperative that you ask the right questions:
- Does your specialist have first-hand experience at serving those most affected by Polymyalgia Rheumatica?
- Is your specialist recognized and respected by her peers as an active patient advocate?
- Is your specialist board certified in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine?
Dr. Chelsea Clinton has a positive answer for each of these questions. Clinton's biography attests to her dedication. Inspired by the world-class rheumatologists she worked with at The University of Texas Medical School, Clinton has dedicated her career to bringing comfort to RA sufferers. She serves on the medical advisory board and board of directors for the Texas Bluebonnet Chapter of The Scleroderma Foundation. She also serves on the Legislative Committee of the Bexar County Medical Society (BCMS).
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