Rheumatologists are internists who have additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of bone, muscle and joint diseases and systemic autoimmune conditions, commonly referred to as rheumatic diseases. These diseases can affect the musculoskeletal system, causing pain, swelling, stiffness and deformity.
At OhioHealth, our skilled rheumatologists and comprehensive team of experts focus on improving the quality of life for people with rheumatic conditions.
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We work closely with primary care physicians, physical therapists, radiologists, as well as specialists in orthopedics, podiatry and sports medicine to provide seamless and comprehensive management of rheumatic conditions.
Our rheumatologists diagnose, treat and medically manage more than 100 types of rheumatic diseases including:
Our doctors are skilled at using biologic therapies to help manage rheumatic conditions. These drugs stimulate the ability of your immune system to fight disease. Biologics are genetically engineered proteins. They work by inhibiting the part of your immune system that causes inflammation. They are given either by injection or IV infusion.
Your physician will customize a treatment plan based on your specific symptoms. Your treatment might also include injections or oral medications.
Patients with rheumatic conditions have an opportunity to participate in our clinical trials, which are designed to test promising new approaches to rheumatic disease treatment. Ask your rheumatologist for more information about clinical trials.