Rheumatology & Arthritis
Rheumatology focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and study of rheumatic diseases.
Rheumatic diseases include inflammatory and autoimmune disorders (the body's immune system attacks its own healthy cells and tissues). Rheumatic diseases often affect the joints, the skin, cartilage and other tissues that connect bones and muscles, and often expand from one area of the body to another.
An entire team working together to help you get healthy
The rheumatologists at Hurley Medical Center work closely with primary care physicians, nephrologists, orthopedists and other medical professionals to provide the most effective diagnoses and treatments possible, with a view toward healing the entire patient and not just a specific set of symptoms. We follow a patient- and family-centered treatment approach, which ensures that diagnostic and treatment options are fully discussed with patients and their families and that they are empowered to take a direct, positive role in managing their own medical conditions.
Diagnostic testing and comprehensive medical management
Hurley offers inpatient and outpatient evaluations and diagnostic testing for the entire range of rheumatology diseases and conditions, including the various forms of arthritis, osteoporosis, lupus, fibromyalgia, metabolic disease and other autoimmune diseases. Together with Hurley’s experienced pediatricians, we offer focused treatment of rheumatic diseases in children. Our team of highly qualified practitioners also provides full-scope medical management for immunological abnormalities, joint pain and joint abnormalities. Our physicians are at the front lines of research into treatment options and participate in numerous clinical trials that we make available to our patients.