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Primary care is the gateway to the health care system in Canada. People with arthritis may have many different treatment needs, and may require the services of several different health care professionals. But, the place to start is with the primary care services typically delivered by a family doctor or nurse practitioner in private practice, a team practice, a hospital clinic or a community health unit.
This is your guide to the different steps you can take if you don’t have a family doctor or access to primary care. In addition, this section provide information about rheumatologists in your region.