Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition that primarily affects the joints. About 1/100 people will develop RA during their lifetime. Inflammation in the joints leads to swelling, pain and joint deformity. Pain and swelling caused by RA adversely affects quality of life and makes normal daily activities much more difficult to perform. Rheumatoid Arthritis can also affect the skin, heart, lungs, blood and eyes. The condition usually progresses without treatment. Fortunately, many effective medications are available from your rheumatologist to alleviate the pain and help prevent joint deformity.
Choosing Your San Antonio Rheumatoid Arthritis 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 Rheumatoid Arthritis?
- 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. Dr. Clinton's biography attests to her dedication. Inspired by the world-class rheumatologists she worked with at The University of Texas Medical School, Dr. Clinton has dedicated her career to patients who suffer from rheumatologic conditions.
Please call the office at (210) 591-0688 for more information or to make an appointment.