Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Please call 540.899.3595 to schedule an appointment.
Our goal is to provide high quality, comprehensive and compassionate care
to Adult patients with Rheumatic Disease. Rheumatology is a sub-specialty
of internal medicine devoted to the diagnosis and management of rheumatic
diseases. Rheumatologists mainly deal with clinical problems involving
joints, soft tissues and allied conditions of connective tissues. Our
Rheumatology team treats a variety of autoimmune diseases, inflammatory
conditions and osteoporosis. In addition, we may provide initial consultation
services for musculoskeletal pain conditions.
There are more than 100 types of rheumatic diseases, including but not
limited to, Rheumatoid arthritis, Systemic lupus, Systemic Sclerosis,
Systemic Vasculitis, Osteoarthritis, Gout, Spondyloarthropathy, Osteoporosis
and Psoriatic arthritis. Many of these are very serious diseases that
can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Many of the autoimmune diseases
may require various blood tests and imaging modalities to best help diagnose
and plan treatment.
How Does the Rheumatologist Work with Other Healthcare Professionals?
Patients with autoimmune disease are usually complex patients requiring
multi specialty care. A team work approach, involving various specialists,
is often required to help diagnose and manage complicated autoimmune conditions.
We often work with a team of providers in the community to help treat our
patients including primary care physician, various sub specialists, nurses,
physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and mental
What should I do if I think I have a Rheumatic or Auto-immune disease?
It is best to obtain an initial evaluation with your primary care provider
to discuss your symptoms and concerns, and to obtain further testing as
needed. If your primary care provider is concerned about an underlying
auto-immune disease, then they may refer you to our office.