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:


  • Joint swelling needing joint injections and drainage
  • Joint pains evaluation and treatments
  • Trigger finger injections, Knee, wrists, elbow, shoulder and ankle joint injections
  • Musculoskeletal injuries:
    • tennis elbow
    • golfers elbow
    • De Quervain’s
    • Rotator cuff
    • tendonitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome injection
  • Cubital Tunnel syndrome injection
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome injection


  • Osteoarthritis causing knee pain and other joint pains and deformities
  • Osteoporosis causing low bone density and bones that fracture easily
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus causing various symptoms such as, skin rashes, joint pains and fatigue
  • Gout causing swollen and painful joints
  • Fibromyalgia causing generalized body pains
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome causing Dry eyes/dry mouth symptoms
  • Fever of unknown origin causing recurrent fevers
  • Psueudogout causing joint swelling and pain
  • Ankylosing spondylitis causing back pain and stiffness
  • Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis associated joint pains and swelling
  • Psoriatic arthritis causing swollen painful fingers, toes and joints
  • Psoriasis causing scaly skin rashes
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome causing blood clots and pregnancy complications such as recurrent miscarriages
  • Myositis causing muscle weakness and muscle pains
  • Behcet’s disease causing Recurrent mouth and genital ulcers
  • Chronic Lyme disease causing swelling of joints
  • HIV Associated Rheumatic disease
  • Raynaud’s Disease causing blue fingers and toes





Adventist Health Glendale ─ Rheumatology

1975 Verdugo Blvd. Ste B
La Canada Flintridge, 91011
Phone: 818-541-1134 Fax: 818-249-9420

8am - 5pm - Mon - Thu
8am - 12pm - Fri
Closed Sat, Sun and Holidays

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Our Doctors

Our Doctors



Talha khawar, MD


Your visit

Your visit


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.

+ Additional information (recommended)

  • Medical history information - Bring information about the patient’s past surgeries and medical conditions.
  • A list of the patient’s allergies.
  • A list of questions - If you like, bring a list of questions and a way to record their answers and other information to review later.


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.

Pay your bill online

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.

Most insurances accepted

If you would like to verify that your specific insurance is accepted before your visit, please call us at 323-307-8597