Our Board-Certified Rheumatologist and supporting providers specialize in the treatment and management of conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Gout, Osteoporosis and Lupus.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and typically affects the joints in the hand, spine, knee or hips. Common symptoms are joint pain and limited range of motion.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the joints causing swelling , pain and stiffness. Symptoms may include nodules in the skin, swollen joints , morning stiffness and fatigue. Treatments may vary depending on the severity of the condition at the time of the diagnosis and may include oral medications, injections or infusions.
Gout is a type of arthritis that occurs due to an accumulation of uric acid which most commonly affects the big toe. Symptoms may include redness, swelling of the affected area and warmth around the joints. Gout flares can be managed effectively potentially reducing the effect on the affected joint.
Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) is an autoimmune disease with systemic inflammatory manifestations . Most common symptoms may include fatigue, alopecia (loss of hair unexplained), butterfly rash and sensitivity to light. Although these are common manifestations the presentation can be very pain specific and should be evaluated by a Rheumatologist with priority.
Osteoporosis a condition where the bone weakens making it more susceptible for fractures. The condition is typically treated with injection, oral medications or IV therapy.
Scleroderma a group of diseases causing hardening and tightening of skin and connective tissues. It occurs due to over production of the protein called collagen in the skin tissues. Early diagnosis is key to identify potential treatment options.
Wegener’s Granulomatosis a rare autoimmune multisystem disease, which causes inflammation of blood vessels in nose, sinuses, throat, lungs and kidneys. This causes nose bleeds, cough with bloody phlegm, shortness of breath, weight loss, blood in urine, night sweats, and fever.
Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis that affects patients who suffer from psoriasis. The skin patches most associated with psoriasis may appear years before the joint pain. The most common symptoms of psoriasis are joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. These symptoms can affect different parts of the body and can flare with alternating periods of remission.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis in the spine that causes inflammation and gradual fusing of the vertebrae. The patient can experience neck pain, fatigue, low back pain, and fever.
PMR is an inflammatory disease that results in stiffness and muscle aches in different parts of the body. The condition most commonly affects the neck, hips, arms, and shoulders. Symptoms worsen in the morning or after periods of inactivity.
Giant cell arteritis is an inflammation of the arteries near the head in the temples. The most common symptoms are severe headaches affecting the side of the head, tenderness in the scalp, fatigue, double vision, and tenderness of the scalp.
Sjogren’s is an autoimmune condition that affects the body’s moisture-producing glands, particularly in the eye, nose, and mouth.
A condition characterized by sudden swelling and pain in the joints that can affect more than one joint. The most common symptoms are swelling, tenderness in the affected areas, severe pain, and fluid buildup.
An extremely rare disorder that causes inflammation of the blood vessels. This usually affects the lungs, nose, sinuses, heart, intestines, and nerves.