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lifestyle of rheumatologist

Discussion in 'Other Subspecialties' started by panipuri, 09.13.09.

  1. panipuri

    panipuri resident

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    hows lifestyle of rheumatologist?
    what kind of cases ones see as outpatient?
    how much inpatient is involved?
    do primary doctors take care of rheumat cases or they refer to u?

    any practicing rheumatologist or fellow..plz reply
  2. halifax

    halifax

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    am not a rheum attending nor a fellow in rheum but a PGY-3 going into pulm/CC currently in rheum rotation, work with 3 various attendings

    - day starts at around 0730 and there are an average of 15 pts until maybe 1500.

    - dx includes RA,RA,RA, seronegative arthritis, SLE, OA and a few dermato,celiac,hepatitis,Scl here and there.

    - maybe an inpatient consult a month...mostly from FM or surgeons (no offense meant to neither).

    - maybe a consult or 2 daily.

    - lifestyle is great if you like office practise.

    - most of patients are grumpy as these diseases are really hard to treat and keep them under control

    - as for pay am told its great as u can give joint shots and the frequency varies a great deal between them and sometime to the point of craziness....
  3. panipuri

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    thanks a lot..

    i would also appreciate if a rheumatologist or any fellow give some feedback..thanks
  4. panipuri

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    but r those cases interesting?

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