Arthritis and autoimmune diseases | Ascension
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Get care for autoimmune disorders

Rheumatology specialists at Ascension sites of care deliver advanced care for autoimmune diseases, including arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lupus.

Choose a specialist and care team that specializes in inflammatory conditions 

When you choose Ascension sites of care you get an experienced doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune disorders (conditions that affect your immune system). These conditions can also be called rheumatic or connective tissue diseases. Joint, hand and foot stiffness, swollen glands, fatigue and gastrointestinal discomfort are common symptoms. Our rheumatologists and internal medicine specialists deliver personalized therapeutic treatments to relieve symptoms of an immune system deficiency. The most common autoimmune diseases include: 

  • Celiac disease
  • Graves' and Hashimoto’s disease, a thyroid disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis)
  • Lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Questions and concerns about your health matter. Your doctor starts by listening to understand you and your symptoms. Getting treatment early can help manage inflammatory conditions and chronic pain before they worsen. Your rheumatologist is part of a national network of specialists, including orthopedic surgeons and ear, nose and throat specialists. Together, we deliver advanced care for joint pain and thyroid disorders.    

Team approach helps navigate tests and services

Along the way, your care may require lab tests, imaging, pharmacy support, a registered dietitian consultation, physical therapy and other specialists. Your care team will help connect you with support services close to home.

Get a second opinion on your autoimmune disorder 

Get the confidence and peace of mind that your doctor and care plan are right for you. It's easy to get a second opinion at Ascension sites of care. We can review your medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our doctors about a personalized care plan. 

When you are facing a new diagnosis or are deciding on a therapeutic treatment plan, there’s a lot to think about. Our specialists can provide a second opinion, based on our experience and as part of an integrated national network of care.

Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. We can request your medical records on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.


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Choose Ascension for arthritis and autoimmune diseases