Rheumatologists are specialist physicians who have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and systemic autoimmune diseases, called rheumatic diseases. Autoimmune and inflammatory diseases occur when the immune system starts attacking itself. Your immune system protects you from viruses, bacteria and parasites and when it isn’t working correctly, your immune system can attack the organs in your body that it’s meant to protect.

You may think rheumatologists just diagnose and treat conditions like arthritis and joint conditions, but there are over 100 different types of autoimmune diseases that we can treat, including lupus, systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), vasculitis and inflammatory muscle disease, that impact the lives of so many patients.

The rheumatologists at Community Care Rheumatology are well-known leaders in the field and will work with you and the other practitioners involved in your care to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. If you need a rheumatologist, speak with your primary care provider and contact our rheumatology practices below.