Rheumatology provides specialized care for arthritis and other musculoskeletal diseases. Early diagnosis and treatment of rheumatology disorders can decrease or prevent many of the complications and disability caused by these serious conditions.
Our rheumatologists specialize in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of arthritis and other musculoskeletal diseases. Additionally, rheumatology focuses on treating connective tissue diseases, autoimmune and immunologic disorders, metabolic bone diseases as well as general or localized musculoskeletal pain problems.
Many types of rheumatic disease are not easily identified in the early stages. Rheumatologists at Franciscan Health are specially trained to work like detectives to help patients discover the cause of their illness or discomfort as well as provide specific therapy for rheumatologic disorders.
We work closely with primary care physicians, physical therapists , occupational therapists and orthopedic surgeons to provide comprehensive rheumatologic care. It is important to us that our patients understand their illness and treatment, thus disease management education is an essential part of our practice.