5 reasons to see a rheumatologist for psoriatic arthritis (PsA)
If you have a lifelong condition like PsA, it’s important to see a doctor who is an expert in the field. Your family doctor can refer you to a rheumatologist who:
Has advanced knowledge of joint conditions, like psoriatic arthritis
Understands which medicines treat your skin symptoms from inside the body, rather than just at the surface
Sees many people who have symptoms of psoriatic arthritis
Can help make sure you’re getting the medicine that’s best for you
Can prescribe biologics that help relieve joint pain and help stop joint damage from getting worse
Be sure to ask the rheumatologist if ENBREL is right for you and your condition.
You play an important role in the discussion
It’s important that you help your rheumatologist understand the impact of PsA on your daily life. Before your next appointment, ask yourself:
How would I rate my joint pain from 1 to 10?
(1 = no pain; 10 = severe pain)
How long does it take me to get ready in the morning?
How do my symptoms impact my ability to complete daily activities, such as work or chores?
Download the ENBREL Appointment Guide to keep track of your answers. Then bring the guide to your next appointment to share with your rheumatologist. The more you share, the better. You can also use your time to ask questions such as:
- Is my current treatment working to help relieve joint pain?
- Could a biologic like ENBREL be right for me?
- How could ENBREL help my symptoms over time?
Refer to the ENBREL FAQs as you think of any questions before and after your appointment.