Finding the Right Doctor for Psoriatic Arthritis

By

Cindy Kuzma

Was this helpful? (37)
ADVERTISEMENT
Man carrying full shopping basket in grocery store

11 Tips for Living Well With Psoriasis

A healthy diet, regular exercise, and relaxation are great ways to take care of your skin with psoriasis.
psoriasis-on-elbows

Psoriasis Appointment Guide

Ask the right questions at your next doctor's appointment.
ADVERTISEMENT
There Are Five Types of Psoriatic Arthritis

Once you're diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, it becomes a part of your life—for the rest of your life. Finding a doctor you trust to help you manage the condition is critical. In fact, it may be one of the most important decisions you make.

Psoriatic arthritis is a complex condition affecting many parts of your body. Most patients do best with help from a whole team of health experts. A study published in the Archives of Dermatological Research found those who got help from both arthritis and skin doctors got a more accurate diagnosis and better targeted medications.

The right team can help you make smart treatment choices, understand your rights as a patient, and control your condition so you can continue to enjoy life.

Living with swollen, achy joints that come with psoriatic arthritis can be difficult, but it’s all about finding the right treatment and staying positive.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Apr 29, 2017

2018 Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.