What Is the Best Doctor to Treat Psoriatic Arthritis?
Learn to decide if you need both a dermatologist and a rheumatologist to treat PsA.
Question: Do I need to see a dermatologist AND a rheumatologist to treat my PsA?
Answer: As always, it depends. In many cases, the area that is most active or problematic may guide the choice. For example, if you have very severe skin psoriasis and minimal joint involvement, the treatment may be directed by your dermatologist largely or entirely. On the other hand, if you have very active joint symptoms and just a little bit of skin psoriasis, you may see your rheumatologist predominantly or entirely.
Arthur Kavanaugh, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of California, San Diego
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