Frequently Asked QuestionsArthritis Center of Riverside
What is a Rheumatologist?
What Do Rheumatologists Treat?
What is Dr. Franco’s Interest in the Field of Rheumatology?
When Should You See a Rheumatologist?
Rheumatologists are specially trained to do the work up necessary to diagnose the cause of swelling and pain. It’s important to determine a correct diagnosis early so that appropriate treatment can begin early. Some musculoskeletal disorders respond best to treatment in the early stages of the disease.
Because some rheumatic diseases are complex, and often change over time, Dr. Franco works closely with patients to identify the problem and design an individualized treatment program.