|Poona Hospital and Research Centre|| 24331706 / 66096000
(for emergencies only)
- Rheumatology is a multisystem superspeciality. It relies upon help by many other specialists such as pathologist, radiologist, nephrologist, pulmonologist, dermatologist, cardiologist, gastroenterologist and orthopedic surgeons. Large hospitals provide most of these services under one roof and are, therefore, ideal for rheumatology practice.
- Hospitalizations are generally expensive and cause a lot of hardship to patients and their relatives. The money spent as bed charges and doctor fees can be better utilized for a few costly tests and medicines. Most of the patients with rheumatological disorders can be treated as out-patients, except in certain emergency situations.