Every day, you use your muscles, bones and joints. Whether you’re walking, typing, eating, stretching, or just getting out of bed in the morning, you’re getting help from your body’s connective tissues. When your musculoskeletal system isn’t working properly, you may need to see a rheumatologist.
Rheumatologists are physicians who are dedicated to diagnosing and treating diseases and conditions of the joints, muscles and bones.
A Treatment Team You Can Trust
Our arthritis program is one of several centers in the United States funded by a Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Center Grant from the National Intitutes of Health. The arthritis center’s multidisciplinary team diagnoses and treats arthritic, rheumatic and autoimmune disorders.
Rheumatology staff consults with colleagues in Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Rehabilitation Medicine to provide the best possible patient care. We offer special expertise in diagnosing and treating:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Systematic lupus erthematosus
- The management of rheumatic diseases during pregnancy
- Gout and other crystal-induced arthropathies
- Sjogren’s syndrome