Rheumatology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune illnesses, rheumatic diseases affecting the joints and soft tissues, and other tissue problems.
A Rheumatologist’s Role
After examining their patients to determine the severity of their illness, a rheumatologist will devise a treatment strategy for them that probably entails prescription drugs, regular exercise, a balanced diet, stress reduction techniques, and rest.
Rheumatologists are uniquely trained to do the investigation required to identify the source of discomfort and swelling which could be one of more than 100 different illnesses, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, back pain, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and tendonitis.
Dr. Ng Kooi Heng
Resident Consultant Physician & Rheumatologist
04-373 9191 (Ext. 5805)