At Providence Medical Institute, we recognize that some patients need specialized care, which is why we also provide specialty services, including Rheumatology. Our team provides excellent care in a compassionate setting. Your physician will refer you to a rheumatologist if he or she suspects one of several conditions including arthritis, autoimmune diseases, back or joint pain, osteoporosis, gout, lupus, tendinitis and scores of other rheumatic diseases.
These specialists also treat soft tissue problems, often suffered by athletes. The specialty includes referrals for physiotherapy, rehabilitation, education programs and occupational therapy.
Diagnosing and treating some rheumatic disorders can be very difficult so it’s important to see a specialist if your physician recommends further treatment.
New findings about the root of autoimmune diseases have yielded new types of treatment, providing options for Providence physicians. Evidence-based treatment of patients with rheumatism has helped many people return to near normal life. Also on the horizon is gene therapy, offering a new array of treatment.