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Rheumatology involves the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases affecting the joints, muscles and bones in children and adults. Rheumatology disorders range in severity from minor aches and pains affecting the joints and related structures such as osteoporosis, to serious and potentially life-threatening conditions, such as complicated rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other connective tissue disorders.

Common problems our rheumatology specialists treat include:

  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatism
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Behcet’s disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Gout and pseudogout
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Lupus (SLE)
  • Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD)
  • Reiter’s syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Temporal arthritis
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener’s granulomatosis

BIS rheumatology team

Meet Our Rheumatology Experts

Our rheumatologists offer the latest in therapeutic treatment for conditions involving the joints, soft tissues, certain autoimmune diseases and connective tissues.

BIS rheumatology arthritis

Learn About Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases

Arthritis, itself a group of more than 100 different diseases, is one category of rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic diseases may cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints and other supporting body structures, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones.