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Arthritis At Home Episode 63 – A growing shortage of rheumatologists in Canada

The practice of rheumatology (arthritis specialists) has tremendous opportunities while facing mounting pressures. Advances in science and new medicines development continue to improve outcomes in people living with inflammatory types of arthritis. But, there is a growing shortage of rheumatologists in Canada to face the growing demands for expert care for our population.

In this episode of Arthritis At Home, ACE speaks with community-based rheumatologist, Dr. Ashley Sterrett, to discuss why the problem is becoming a crisis, how the crisis is impacting arthritis care in eastern Ontario where Dr. Sterrett practices, and what some of the potential solutions may be.

Check out these helpful resources to learn more

Canadian Rheumatology Association –

Ontario Rheumatology Association –

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