Augusta Health Rheumatology
With more than 100 known rheumatic diseases, it is likely that you or someone you know will be affected by one of the painful conditions caused by inflammation and swelling in joints or muscles. At Augusta Health Rheumatology, we are equipped to provide diagnosis and care for patients in a welcoming, convenient location.
Our specialized physician has access to advanced treatment for some of the most common conditions seen in the local population, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, lupus, and osteoarthritis.
Patient education programs and occupational therapy go hand in hand with this specialty. Located on the hospital campus, we are uniquely positioned to coordinate the long-term, multidisciplinary approach needed by patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic conditions.
Our rheumatologists has specialized education and experience to treat patients with many conditions, including:
- Autoimmune Disorders, including, but not limited to:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica
- Sjögren's syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Disorder
- Paget's Disease
Common Tests and Procedures
Augusta Health Rheumatology provides a full complement of procedures and treatments to assess and treat conditions related to autoimmune disorders, degenerative conditions, soft tissue disorders, and disorders of the bones. Tests provided by the practice require a referral from a primary care physician.
- Blood tests and joint fluid samples
- X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Coordination of physiotherapy and occupational therapy treatment