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I have been diagnosed with Rhumatoid arthritis 4 years ago and see a specialist in brisbane. I live in bundaberg and brisbane seems to be to far to travel these days. I need to see a specialist closer to where i live and be bulk billed. Can you please help thankyou

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

My normal gp doctor has left the surgery recently. I have booked another doctor for 10/10/17. I take percription meds. 2000mg sulfalazine 25mg methotrixate, 40 mg pantapozole and folic acid

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

All meds mentioned above. However methotrexate once a week with no folic acide on that day. No known allergies.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Have ulsers in my mouth and have recently seen dentist who gave me antibiotics. I dont or never have done street drugs. I dont drink alcohol. My age is 62 and i have an active life. But do smoke cigarettes

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago

https://rheumatology.org.au/patients/find-a-rheumatologist.asp

is a good resource.

Dr Ingrid Hutton Coast Joint Care, Shop 9-10 Maroochy Waters Shopping Centre,***** MAROOCHYDORE, QLD, 4558

Dr Kenneth Maguire Namour Selangor Medical Centre,***** NAMBOUR, QLD, 4560

Dr Muriel Soden Telehealth, Mackay Base Hospital,***** MACKAY, QLD, 4740

are some rheumatologist which might be closer to you than Brisbane.

let me know if you have other questions.

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