A rheumatologist is an internist who is qualified by additional training and experience in the
diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones. A rheumatologist treats:
If musculoskeletal pains are not severe or disabling and last just a few days, it makes sense to give the problem a reasonable chance to be resolved. But sometimes, pain in the joints, muscles or bones is severe or persists for more than a few days. At that point, you should see your physician.
Many types of rheumatic diseases are not easily identified in the early stages. Rheumatologists are specially trained to do the detective work necessary to discover the cause of swelling and pain. It’s important to determine a correct diagnosis early so that appropriate treatment can begin early. Some musculoskeletal disorders respond best to treatment in the early stages of the disease.
Because some rheumatic diseases are complex, one visit to a rheumatologist may not be enough to determine a diagnosis and course of treatment. These diseases often change or evolve over time. Rheumatologists work closely with patients to identify the problem and design an individualized
Same day appointments for sick patients
If you need to refill your prescription, please contact your pharmacy directly. Your pharmacy will then contact us with any questions. Make sure you call your pharmacy a few days before your medication runs out to ensure that you don’t run out of medication.