Rheumatology is a sub-specialty of Internal Medicine or pediatrics that deals with musculoskeletal problems and systemic auto-immune disorders of the human body. Rheumatologists are trained to evaluate, diagnose and recommend treatments for different medical conditions, which affect joints, muscles, tendons and bones. These conditions can manifest as pain, inflammation, swelling and deformities.
Rheumatologists evaluate patients through a detailed history of symptoms, physical examination, blood work and imaging studies (which includes X-rays, CT scans and MRI) to make a diagnosis and provide treatment plan for patients. Some of the rheumatologists are also trained in doing musculoskeletal ultrasound in aiding diagnosis and treatments. Rheumatologists are also trained in performing joint, tendon and bursa injections and drainage.
When seeing a rheumatologist it’s always helpful to bring any previous test results including blood tests, images of X-rays, CT scans and MRI performed previously in order to help diagnose conditions.
Below is a listing of our services:
We want your visit to an Adventist Health Rheumatology to go smoothly. The information here can help ensure the time you spend at the clinic is both effective and efficient.
Appointment is required. Walk-ins only per emergency.
Photo identification - Adult patients and adults who accompany patients under age 18 must have photo identification, such as a driver’s license, passport, military ID, employment badge, or student identification card.
Proof of insurance - If you plan to pay for a non-work-related injury or illness with insurance or if the patient is a minor, please bring proof of insurance.
A list of the patient’s current prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.
Any recent labs.
In order to save time, you can fill online the registration form you will find below, print and bring it to your visit.
Any insurance copay is due at the time of your visit. We make paying for your visit easy for you by accepting cash, personal checks, and major credit cards.
Also, for your convenience, we accept online bill payments through our secure online payment system. If you have already received a bill, you can pay it here.
If you would like to verify that your specific insurance is accepted before your visit, please call us at 323-307-8597