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Rheumatology

Experts skilled in the treatment of rheumatic illnesses

Rheumatologists are Internal Medicine subspecialty experts skilled in the non-surgical treatment of rheumatic illnesses, especially arthritis. Rheumatologists have special interests in unexplained rash, fever, arthritis, anemia, weakness, weight loss, fatigue, joint or muscle pain, autoimmune disease, and anorexia. They often serve as consultants, acting like detectives for other doctors.

Rheumatologists have particular skills in the evaluation of the over 100 forms of arthritis, and have special interest in rheumatoid arthritis, spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, Still disease, dermatomyositis, Sjogren's syndrome, vasculitis, scleroderma, mixed connective tissue disease, sarcoidosis, Lyme disease, osteomyelitis, osteoarthritis, back pain, gout, pseudogout, relapsing polychondritis, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, serum sickness, reactive arthritis, Kawasaki disease, fibromyalgia, erythromelalgia, Raynaud's disease, growing pains, iritis, osteoporosis, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and others.

The Rheumatology department also offers the skills of a Nurse Practitioner with a subspecialty in arthritis & rheumatology. The Nurse Practitioner works as part of the Rheumatology team, collaborating closely with the Rheumatologists to provide the highest quality of rheumatology care.

Click here for a rheumatology video from the American College of Rheumatology.

MHMG Infusion Center

The Rheumatology department also provides a state of the art Infusion Center offering the latest in drug therapy for Osteoporosis and autoimmune diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Behcet's Disease, Wegener's Granulomatosis, Crohn's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. The center is currently serving physicians and their patients in our community and all of Orange County. The infusion center offers a professional and personal touch while patients are carefully monitored. Patient education is emphasized and addresses patient questions or concerns about their health status.

The MHMG Infusion Center offers expert, dedicated care with a wide variety of infusable medications including Remicade (infliximab), Orencia (abatacept), Boniva (abandronate), Reclast (zoledronate), Solumedrol (methylprednisolone), Benadryl (diphenhydramine), Tysabri (natalizumab), Cinryze (complement C1 esterase inhibitor), Rituxan (rituximab), Actemra (tocilizumab), intravenous antibiotics, and IV fluid solutions and electolytes.

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*Medical information found on MHMG.com or related links is provided for general patient information only, and may not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical care.