Rheumatology is the area of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic disorders which are characterized by inflammation of the connecting or supporting structures of the body. The most commonly affected areas are the joints, but can also sometimes include the tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. Rheumatic disorders include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, systemic lupus, gout, and more. Our rheumatologists here at Granger Medical Clinic use the latest evidence-based research to help them formulate an appropriate treatment plan specific to your condition and needs. They understand the importance of diagnosing and treating inflammatory conditions as early as possible in order to minimize any permanent joint damage. Our rheumatologists are also board certified in internal medicine, giving them a comprehensive knowledge of how rheumatic disorders interface with other comorbidities. They can help monitor your treatment and coordinate care with your primary care provider.
Our highly trained and friendly staff are ready to provide you with the highest quality care. We encourage you to be an active participant in your care and treatment plan. We understand how debilitating chronic pain can be and it is our mission to help you return to an active lifestyle, doing the things you enjoy!
Patients may choose to seek care on their own or they may be referred by their primary care provider or other specialist. It is important to consider insurance requirements, such as a referral, before consulting with a specialist.