“Dealing with arthritis comes with a heavy emotional, mental and especially physical burden dealing with medical professionals who have limited communication skills just adds to this burden. We as patients do need to work harder on advocating for ourselves, but this shouldn’t be a burden shouldered only by the patients. Doctors need to have the skills to speak to and engage with their patients so that they don’t avoid seeking help because they don’t feel they’ll be listened to or helped.” – Jodie Humphries