A broad array of nonsurgical treatment options for arthritis and pain associated with rheumatic diseases

When it comes to arthritis and pain ...

Rheumatology is the study and treatment of rheumatic diseases, arthritis and other disorders of the joints, muscles and ligaments. The role of a rheumatologist is to diagnose and treat patients who experience these conditions and help them achieve their best quality of life. 

Managing these often chronic conditions is complex and unpredictable, requiring the care of experts. Our experienced rheumatology team consists of fellowship-trained physicians, advanced practice providers and orthopedic technicians who are passionate about helping people feel better.

Conditions treated/Clinical services provided

Our fellowship-trained rheumatologists have experience treating the following conditions: 

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus and other connective tissue diseases
  • Gout
  • Osteoporosis
  • Vasculitis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis

What you need to know about treating rheumatology conditions

You will be cared for by numerous members of our team, working under the direction and supervision of our physicians:

Our advanced practice providers—Kelly McCullough, PA-C, Holly Vasses, PA-C, and Julia West, CRNPwork with our Rheumatology Team physicians to assist them during office hours. The advanced practice providers also see patients for new patient appointments. 

To request an appointment, call 1-866-874-7483 or click here. 

Your physician or advanced practice provider will carefully evaluate you and recommend an appropriate treatment plan based on:

  • A physical exam to evaluate your symptoms
  • Your overall function, including your physical and mental health and your level of independence
  • Lab test and imaging results

When to see a rheumatologist

Arthritis and mild joint pain that occurs with activity can generally be controlled with self-help measures like rest and the use of over-the-counter medications – such as aspirin and ibuprofen. When pain becomes more severe or persistent, it may be necessary to see a rheumatologist. You should seek medical attention if you have:

  • Pain involving many joints
  • New joint pain that does not stem from an injury
  • Unexplained chronic pain with symptoms like fever, sweats or weight loss
  • Muscular pain not associated with any other symptoms
  • Been diagnosed with arthritis or a rheumatic disease