Diseases We Treat
Osteoporosis is disease where bones become weak and can easily break. It is more common in postmenopausal women but can also be seen in man and in young patients who have been on steroids.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that typically affects the spine and begins in young adulthood, but often gets overlooked, or incorrectly diagnosed. Patients usually experience pain in the lower back, but it can also affect the hips, knees, neck and shoulders.
Gout is a form of arthritis caused by the accumulation of uric acid. Patients usually experience severe pain, swelling and redness of one or more joints. Gout is more common in the big toe but can affect any joint.
Lupus is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease that can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs. Some patients only have mild symptoms, but others can have severe forms of the disease
Psoriatic arthritis is a type of joint pain and inflammation that can be seen in patients with psoriasis. It can affect multiple areas of the body, including tendons. The treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis usually also improves psoriasis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is disease where the lining of joints and surrounding tissues becomes inflamed and can be severely damaged if not treated. It usually affects multiple joints on both sides of the body and at the same time.
Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that affects the skin and other organs of the body. Usually, people notice thickening and tightening of the skin, but it can have other symptoms..
Vasculitis is a term used for a group of diseases where there is inflammation of blood vessels. The symptoms vary depending on where the blood vessel is located, but patients can have skin, lung and kidney problems, among others.
Inflammatory Myopathies or Myositis
Inflammatory myopathies are a group of diseases where your own body attacks your muscles, causing pain and weakness. Although muscles are the main organs that are affected, in some types of myositis the skin and lungs can also be compromised.
Sarcoidosis is a disease where your body forms nodules in different organs. It usually affects the lungs and therefore is mainly managed by pulmonary doctors, but if it affects other organs patient are also seen by a rheumatologist.
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases are managed by Gastroenterologist, but some of these patients experience arthritis and therefore are also seen by rheumatologist