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A rheumatologist is an internal medicine physician who received further training in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and certain systemic autoimmune diseases commonly referred to as rheumatic diseases. Click here to learn more.

Physican Assistants (PA-C) are medical professionals who order and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, perform procedures, and serve an important role in patients’ healthcare teams. With thousands of hours of medical training, PAs are versatile and collaborative. PAs practice in every state and in every medical setting and specialty, improving healthcare access and quality. Click here to learn more.

Clinical Research is the practice of scientific studies that are carefully conducted to find better, safer and faster ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose, or treat disease. These clinical research studies may also show which medical approaches work best for certain illnesses or groups of people. Clinical research studies produce high-quality data for healthcare decision making and to find treatments that work in people and new ways to improve health.

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