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Holiday Hours

In observance of Independence Day, on Friday, July 3rd, outpatient registration will be open from 7 am until 12 pm for outpatient laboratory, and 8 am to 12 pm for general diagnostic radiology. Outpatient services will be closed on July 4th. Services at The Health and Wellness Center will be closed on July 3rd and July 4th.

Rheumatology

Rheumatology

A rheumatologist specializes in diseases of the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases and heritable connective tissue disorders. These rheumatic conditions occur when the immune system sends inflammation to areas of the body when it is not needed, causing damage and painful symptoms affecting the joints, muscles, and bones and causing swelling, stiffness and deformity. Rheumatic diseases can also affect the eyes, skin, nervous system, and internal organs.

Conditions

Patients of any age can experience the pain and swelling associated with a rheumatic condition. The goal of a rheumatologist is to find the underlying cause of rheumatic disease and offer treatment options.

Conditions treated:

  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Lyme disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Low back pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis and many other autoimmune diseases

Treatment

Joint damage can occur if the symptoms of joint pain are ignored or not treated properly over a period of time. This damage cannot always be reversed with treatment and may be permanent. Do not delay appropriate evaluation.

A rheumatologist will perform tests to diagnose muscle, joint, bone or tissue disorders. Based on your results and goals, a personalized care plan will be developed.

Team

If you have an autoimmune disease, rheumatic disease or suffer joint, bone or muscular pain, our rheumatologists can help.

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(Updated 7/2/20) Doylestown Health is coordinating with federal, state and local agencies to prevent the spread of potential COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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