Not keeping appointments
There are of course times when we all need to reschedule appointments, but canceling them altogether and not following up shortly after can negatively impact your RA. This is all part of the patient-provider relationship and maintaining transparency so that your RA can be managed effectively. These appointments are important visits where your rheumatologist can check in on you and adjust your treatment plan as needed. These appointments may reveal things that require further follow-up as well.