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Ask the Rheumatologist: Latest Answer

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Many people ask from across Alberta: How can I arrange an appointment with a rheumatologist?

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Unfortunately, an appointment cannot be arranged through this website.  As noted in the instructions above, “Ask the Rheumatologist” is not equipped to arrange appointments or answer questions that are specific to one person.  In Alberta, to see a rheumatologist, and most specialists, you need a physician, usually your family doctor, to write a letter to the rheumatologist requesting an appointment.  If your physician will not make the referral, it’s valuable to have a conversation with them to try to understand why that is, and for you to explain why you think a referral should take place; this hopefully ensures you and your health care provider are on the same page.

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