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Posted by: Ato | 2010/04/13

Rheumatoid athritis

Please help im 23yrs and suffering form rheumatoid athritis,its almost a year now.iv been taking the medrol 4mg,athrexin,mybulens 1 a day,everyday. is that good for my body.I havent consulted a rheumatologist because its hard to find one in and around rustenburg.Please help me with references of rheumatologists.thank you

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Hi Ato - As you've implied, a rheumatologist would be the best option right now. Most larger private hospitals would have one - You can either ask your GP for a referral, or contact one of these specialists directly:

Specialist Speciality Hospital Contact Number
Dr IF Anderson Rheumatologist Netcare Jakaranda Hospital (012) 3443955/6
Dr RA Asherson Rheumatologist Netcare Rosebank Hospital (011) 7881990
Dr A L De la Harpe Rheumatologist Netcare Jakaranda Hospital (012) 361 1170
Dr P Dessein Rheumatologist Netcare Milpark Hospital (011) 7266990
Dr FK Khatib Rheumatologist Netcare Linksfield Hospital (011) 6473562
Dr D Nel Rheumatologist Netcare Jakaranda Hospital (012) 3430443
Dr E Van Duuren Rheumatologist Netcare Jakaranda Hospital (012) 3430428
Dr FN Van Zyl Rheumatologist Netcare Unitas Hospital (012) 6441320
Dr Christa Visser Rheumatologist New Address 401 Muelmed Mediclinic 577 Pretorius Street Arcadia 0083 Tel: (012)4400816

Dr Romela Benitha Rheumatologist Gauteng Johannesburg (011)795 2887
Dr Antoinette Louise De La Harpe Rheumatologist Gauteng Pretoria and Surrounds (012)361 1170
Dr Dina Christina Janse Van Rensburg Rheumatologist Gauteng Pretoria and Surrounds (012)335 2923
Dr Faruq Kutubudin Khatib Rheumatologist Gauteng East Rand (011)421 2252
Dr Clive Allan Pettipher Rheumatologist Gauteng Johannesburg (011)794 4942
Dr Elsa Margaretha Van Duuren Rheumatologist Gauteng Pretoria and Surrounds (012)343 0428
Dr Christa Carina Visser Rheumatologist Gauteng Pretoria and Surrounds (012)440 0816
Dr Nedi Zannettou Rheumatologist Gauteng Johannesburg (011)622 5752

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Our users say:
Posted by: Anonymous | 2016/04/29

Hi dr khatib is the best n he helped me a lot wen I first discovered that I have RA i would like to have public hospitals reference of doctors because im not working and I cant afford to se dr khatib any more and im in pain everyday

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Posted by: Essam Rashid | 2016/03/30

Dear DR. I'm from Egypt and stayed in Johannesburg , I am patient of Rheumatology more than 25 years and I was treated by remekad injection for 3 years .... and then treated with Maptheria injection for 3 years.. and Enpril 50 MGM for 4 years .... And now some of Doctors in Egypt recommended me to take Simponi 50 . And differed doctors inside SA suggested me to do not take Simponi 50 because first it is also belonged the same family of pervious injections and also it according to the high risks and bad side effect of Simpono . Finally some doctors advised me to take Orenica injection . Actually I taken the first dose of Orenica there weeks ago days ago and no improvement ..... and also I take the second Orenica dose one week ago , , till present there is no any sign of improvement for all my joints , I have many severe pain for all my joints , I cannot walk easily , And my questions is: 1. Does Orenica effect appears after a considerable period 2. Do I will take the third dose of the Orenica after two weeks from the second dose or after 4 weeks ??????? 3. I am currently taking Blaconnel (twice per day) ..... and Mithtrorakestet (4 tablets per week),,, and Hostacorten (2 tables at morning 10 mgm) Please I need your advice or please help but I am so tired , I have a lot of pains . , . All my best Essam

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Posted by: rita | 2016/02/14

I have excruciating pain in the joint of my right thumb, which I am now mostly unable to bend. If the joint does bend, which seems to happen when sleeping and by accident, I have to bend it back with my other hand - pain is constant! Where my thumb joins the hand pain is throbbing at all times. X-rays were inconclusive, and doc away without giving me diagnosis. Help plse ...

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2016/01/28

How can we get an appointment at Steve Biko to see a Rheumatologist?

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2016/01/23

Wil net uitvind hoekom is daar so min inligting ivm rheumatroid ek hey dit nou 3jaar sjoe n mens suffer

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Posted by: Elize | 2016/02/08

Hi. Mense is maar oningelig oor die siekte, want dit is nie `n alombekende siekte nie. Ek kan vir jou Rhematoloë aanbeveel as jy nog nie by een was nie. Ek het dit ook en is in die finale fase.

Posted by: Anne | 2015/07/26

Hi there My husband has Refractory Chronic Gout(RCG). My husband is CRITICALLY in need of medication. We do not have medical aid and live in East rand area and would like to know how can he be admitted to see a Rheumatologist and an Orthopedic surgeon at the Steve Biko Hospital as the tophi has completely overgrown his hands, toes and elbows.

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Posted by: NIKI | 2014/08/15

Good day Dr Khatib number is 011 422 3566. He is absolutely brilliant Best I have had For Gout and other stuff Dr Roos, Johannes Stefanus (Hans) +27 11 304 7895 He is at : Room 208 Netcare Waterfall City Hospital, Cnr Magwa & Mac Mac Avenue, Midrand, 1682

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Posted by: Molatelo Rasekele | 2014/05/16

Dr khatib I have been trying to get hold of you on tell 011 421 2252 but no body answered the phone. I am suffering from Systemic Lupus erythematosus and i have been refer to you, how do i find you.

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Posted by: Pam | 2014/09/05

Your are dialing 421 instead of 422 for Lupus try Dr Cecile Jadin 011 4601670

Posted by: Anonymous | 2014/02/25

Hi my father has gout (in fact it's beyond gout now). Can a rheumatologist treat him? Is this the correct specialist to go and see?

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Posted by: MILTON | 2010/06/07

HI

PLEASE HELP ME, MY FATHER IS DIABETIC AND HE CONSTANTLY COMPLAIN ABOUT A PAIN ON HIS KIDNEYS, HE IS ALSO LOSSING WAIT AND DOES''T EAT WELL. HE STAYS IN DAVEYTON AND I''M BASED IN POLOKWANE.

ANY ASSISTANCE WILL BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

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Posted by: Wendy | 2010/04/14

My dad has been suffering from rheumatiod athritis since he was 19, he is now 55 and has been going to Dr Dessein at the Milpark hospital for about 20 years. he is a brilliant doctor in this field, and if you can make a trip to joburg I would recommend him.

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Posted by: pharmacist | 2010/04/14

Hi Ato - As you've implied, a rheumatologist would be the best option right now. Most larger private hospitals would have one - You can either ask your GP for a referral, or contact one of these specialists directly:

Specialist Speciality Hospital Contact Number
Dr IF Anderson Rheumatologist Netcare Jakaranda Hospital (012) 3443955/6
Dr RA Asherson Rheumatologist Netcare Rosebank Hospital (011) 7881990
Dr A L De la Harpe Rheumatologist Netcare Jakaranda Hospital (012) 361 1170
Dr P Dessein Rheumatologist Netcare Milpark Hospital (011) 7266990
Dr FK Khatib Rheumatologist Netcare Linksfield Hospital (011) 6473562
Dr D Nel Rheumatologist Netcare Jakaranda Hospital (012) 3430443
Dr E Van Duuren Rheumatologist Netcare Jakaranda Hospital (012) 3430428
Dr FN Van Zyl Rheumatologist Netcare Unitas Hospital (012) 6441320
Dr Christa Visser Rheumatologist New Address 401 Muelmed Mediclinic 577 Pretorius Street Arcadia 0083 Tel: (012)4400816

Dr Romela Benitha Rheumatologist Gauteng Johannesburg (011)795 2887
Dr Antoinette Louise De La Harpe Rheumatologist Gauteng Pretoria and Surrounds (012)361 1170
Dr Dina Christina Janse Van Rensburg Rheumatologist Gauteng Pretoria and Surrounds (012)335 2923
Dr Faruq Kutubudin Khatib Rheumatologist Gauteng East Rand (011)421 2252
Dr Clive Allan Pettipher Rheumatologist Gauteng Johannesburg (011)794 4942
Dr Elsa Margaretha Van Duuren Rheumatologist Gauteng Pretoria and Surrounds (012)343 0428
Dr Christa Carina Visser Rheumatologist Gauteng Pretoria and Surrounds (012)440 0816
Dr Nedi Zannettou Rheumatologist Gauteng Johannesburg (011)622 5752

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