The Rheumatology Department provides a range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to adults with arthritis and diseases of the musculoskeletal system including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, lupus, Lyme disease, psoriatic arthritis, certain autoimmune diseases, and musculoskeletal pain disorders.
A Rheumatologist is a medical specialist qualified in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis, autoimmune disorders, and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones. We work in concert with other physicians to consult or advise about a specific diagnosis and treatment plans and are often part of a patient’s treatment team that also consists of skilled nurses, physical therapists, and social workers who assist with musculoskeletal diseases.
Rheumatology also interacts closely with hand surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and physical and occupational therapists, as well as other subspecialties of medicine to enhance overall treatment outcome.
Procedures and Treatments include aspiration and injection of joint and bursa and administration of new drugs to treat rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis.