Rheumatology

Rheumatology is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic disease, the most common of which is arthritis. Rheumatic disease can affect the joints, connective tissues and organs, and can cause inflammation, swelling and pain in the joints or muscles. Baptist Health’s physicians provide diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of rheumatic conditions, including:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Connective tissue diseases
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome

We take a multidisciplinary approach to manage the symptoms of rheumatic disease. Our primary care doctors and specialists often work collaboratively to treat rheumatic conditions, and include:

  • Nurses and nurse practitioners
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Pain management specialists
  • Physical and occupational therapists

Locations

  • Baptist Health-Fort Smith