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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for the appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with psoriatic arthritis?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What medications are you taking (if any) for psoriatic arthritis? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Psoriatic Arthritis

Top 10 Questions about Psoriatic Arthritis

  1. What is psoriatic arthritis and what causes it?
  2. What types of medical professionals do I need to see for psoriatic arthritis treatment and when?
  3. What are the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis?
  4. Are there any symptoms of psoriatic arthritis that should alert me to call you?
  5. Will I need any routine follow-up tests and if so, how often will I need them?
  6. What are my treatment options for psoriatic arthritis?
  7. What might happen if I do nothing to treat my psoriatic arthritis?
  8. How will my psoriatic arthritis medication relieve my symptoms and how long will it take to start working?
  9. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my psoriatic arthritis medication?
  10. Are there any medications that will treat both my skin psoriasis and my psoriatic arthritis?
  1. What is psoriatic arthritis and what causes it?
  2. How is psoriatic arthritis related to my psoriasis skin condition?
  3. Is psoriatic arthritis curable or controllable so I can live a normal life?
  4. How does psoriatic arthritis affect my daily functioning and overall long-term health?
  5. What types of medical professionals do I need to see for psoriatic arthritis treatment and when?
  6. What are the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis?
  7. Could my psoriatic arthritis symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  8. Are there any symptoms of psoriatic arthritis that should alert me to call you?
  9. What should I do if my psoriatic arthritis symptoms get worse?
  10. Since starting treatment for psoriatic arthritis, I have developed new symptoms. What do they mean and what treatment do I need?
  11. How is psoriatic arthritis diagnosed?
  12. Can my primary care doctor or dermatologist diagnose psoriatic arthritis or will I need to see a rheumatologist?
  13. How will you know which type of psoriatic arthritis I have?
  14. When and how will I learn of my diagnosis?
  15. Will I need any routine follow-up tests and if so, how often will I need them?
  16. What are my treatment options for psoriatic arthritis?
  17. What might happen if I do nothing to treat my psoriatic arthritis?
  18. Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my symptoms and support my treatment?
  19. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  20. How can my family and friends support my treatment for psoriatic arthritis?
  21. How will my psoriatic arthritis medication relieve my symptoms and how long will it take to start working?
  22. In what forms are psoriatic arthritis medications available (pills versus shots)?
  23. How and when should I take my medication and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  24. How long will I need to take my psoriatic arthritis medication?
  25. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my psoriatic arthritis medication?
  26. Are there any medications that will treat both my skin psoriasis and my psoriatic arthritis?

What to Discuss

Symptoms:

Medications:

What to Bring

  • Insurance Card
  • Driver's License or ID
  • This Guide and a Pen