Rheumatologists are specifically trained to diagnose, treat, and medically manage patients with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Theses diseases commonly affect the joints, muscles, and bones. They may also cause problems with the kidneys, lungs, blood vessels, and brain. Because these diseases are often complex, patients benefit greatly from the care of rheumatologists, who are highly trained experts in this field of medicine.
Some of the main diseases that rheumatologists specialize in treating include:
- Sjogren’s syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
In addition to providing diagnosis and treatment, rheumatologists interact with patients and their family members to provide educational information, discuss treatment options, and assess the need for referrals to other healthcare providers should additional care be needed.
Slidell Memorial Hospital Physicians Network offers you access to two of the area’s most experienced and respected rheumatologists, whose practice is strictly limited to rheumatology to better serve their patients.