Health Care Team
Rheumatic diseases are often complex and affect many aspects of a patient’s life. Effective management requires the coordinated efforts of a diverse group of professionals. With the patient as its central focus, the multidisciplinary health care team assesses and manages a patient’s symptoms and their effects on physical, psychological, and social functioning, as well as develops a treatment plan that will lead to the best control of the disease and its symptoms. The following resources outline the role of various health professionals encountered by a rheumatology patient.
Rheumatology Health Care Team
Nurse Practitioner (Advanced Practice Providers include Nurse Practitioners)
Physician Assistant (Advanced Practice Providers include Physician Assistants)