Rheumatology & Autoimmune
Making the Most of Your Doctor’s Appointment
Your doctors’ appointments are an important and valuable time to connect with your doctor, share your perspective and information, and learn from your doctor’s expertise. The best appointments happen when patients are very prepared.
Fighting Chronic Fatigue
Chronic fatigue is a condition that causes someone to be extremely tired—to the point that they can’t function in their daily life. It is also often misunderstood.
Emergency Preparedness for Patients with Health Problems
Recent national disasters have caused many people to give more thought to emergency preparedness. As September is Emergency Preparedness Month, it’s a great time to be thinking about being disaster ready.
Dr. Mujtaba Tapal, MD, Rheumatologist, Deaconess Clinic Downtown
Arthritis is a very common condition, affecting as many as half of all Americans in their lifetime. In my more than 20 years of practice, I’ve seen thousands of patients who are suffering from arthritis. It can be a painful and debilitating disease. However, arthritis is a broad term that describes one of several conditions.