Lastly, in the twilight of a 40-year career as a clinical rheumatologist, “studying phlegm,” I do hereby declare myself, with all due respect to my peers and associates, not an I.D. or Infectious Disease specialist, but an R.D.—a Rheumatic Disease specialist—for now and forevermore.
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My thanks and appreciation to my co-workers, family nurse practioners, Patricia Arangie, RN, PhD, and S. Eden-Kilgore, RN, MS; and to Frances Downing Hunter, PhD, MFA, for their comments and suggestions.
Dr. Adams is clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a clinical rheumatologist at The Arthritis Group, P.C. in Memphis.