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Explore This IssueMay 2015
I am grateful for the remarkable medical advances in rheumatology that have made it possible for me to continue to work and to return to hiking, skiing, biking, knitting and sewing. The roles in my life are no longer as separate as before the onset of RA. I am yet another patient anecdote, but one with a unique perspective.
Monica Piecyk, MD, is a rheumatologist at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). In addition to her work at NEBH, she holds an academic appointment as instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Piecyk enjoys teaching and is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and American College of Physicians. She is board certified in both rheumatology and internal medicine.
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