It's important to find a treatment so that your rheumatoid arthritis (RA) doesn't get worse over time. RA can permanently damage the bones and joints if left untreated. It can be useful to track your symptoms and communicate with your doctor about how you're feeling. Even small changes you notice can help with managing your RA. The more your healthcare provider knows about your health and how your RA symptoms are affecting your life, the easier it will be to find a treatment that works best for you and your RA. Dr. Sumeet Bhinder has been serving the Kern County community for over 10 years, and is a board certified Rheumatologist. She specializes in treating arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosis, Kawasaki Disease and other rheumatic diseases of the joints, soft tissue, and connective tissue. Many of these conditions are the result of autoimmune disorders.