Advice for Rheumatology Patients: Dr. Balderia Interview (Part 2 of 3)


Cheryl (rheumatoid arthritis patient and occupational therapist) and rheumatologist Dr. Percy Balderia* discuss their advice and strategies for rheumatology patients, including:

1) (Minute 0:11) – How to develop a good relationship with your medical provider.
2) (Minute 1:34): Understanding the logistics of how appointments work.
3) (Minute 3:08): How to prepare for a medical appointment.
4) (Minute 4:52): What does a rheumatologist wish patients understood about rheumatology?

This is part 2 of a 3 part interview – you can see part 1 here: https://youtu.be/h_hFsMl0ly8 and part 3 here: https://youtu.be/xNo5n8J68qM

*Dr. Percy Balderia is a rheumatologist who sees patients at The Polyclinic Madison Center and The Polyclinic Downtown in Seattle, Washington. He has a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis. He trained at the University of Washington and was awarded The Arthritis Foundation fellowship.
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