Rheumatology focuses on treating joint, muscle and bone disorders with
typical complaints of pain, swelling and/or inflammation. Our
board-certified rheumatologists will provide consultation, diagnosis and treatment for simple to complex
rheumatic diseases, including general rheumatology and arthritis, lupus,
scleroderma, myositis, gout and osteoarthritis.
There are many possible causes for the conditions that rheumatologists
treat. Rheumatoid conditions can stem from simple wear-and-tear to the
result of overuse, injury or perhaps just age. One of the most common
conditions rheumatologists treat is arthritis. An estimated 40 million
Americans have arthritis.
Other rheumatic diseases are caused by autoimmune or infectious illnesses
and some have genetic roots. It's important to identify the reason
for musculoskeletal pain early on because the faster a condition is identified
and treated, the more likely you are to get relief.
Whatever the cause, if you often experience joint pain or swelling that
makes it hard for you to do the things you want and need to do, a rheumatologist
may be able to help. We're pleased to have on staff two rheumatologist
with over 6 years of treating patients with a variety of rheumatic diseases.