Specialty Care for Arthritis, Inflammatory and Autoimmune Diseases
Our doctors specialize in health conditions that cause pain, spine and joint stiffness, swelling and loss of function. At Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside Rheumatology, we offer personalized care for your chronic pain. Our rheumatologists are internal medicine specialists and focus on the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. With diagnostic lab tests and ultrasound imaging, we analyze joint fluid imbalances. Then we deliver targeted treatments that are right for you, including medications and physical therapy to help decrease pain and improve your overall quality of life. We offer specialized programs for osteoporosis and onsite infusion therapy.
Our doctors and Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside Rheumatology care team offer many treatment options for your health and well-being, including, but not limited to:
Genetic testing of the PTPN22 gene is available to learn more about the hereditary link for developing rheumatoid arthritis.
Our Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside Rheumatology teams offer health education to help improve nutritional imbalances and add daily exercise to help improve your flexibility. We monitor your condition and help manage chronic pain. Our doctors provide care for many rheumatology conditions including, but not limited to:
- Ankylosing spondylitis (back and joint stiffness)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic Bursitis and tendonitis
- Infectious arthritis caused by Lyme disease or a parvovirus