What Is an Arthritis Doctor Called?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 8:17:49 PM ET
BSIP/UIG/Universal Images Group/Getty Images

After a primary care physician diagnoses a patient with a form of arthritis, that patient will be referred to a doctor who specializes in joint pain. This kind of doctor is called a rheumatologist. A large number of rheumatology patients are arthritis sufferers.