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Rheumatology

A Rheumatologist is a specialist that focuses on autoimmune and non-surgical treatment of joint diseases. Rheumatologists with BCMH see patients in the Medical One Clinic.

Rheumatic diseases generally affect joints, tendons, ligaments, bones and muscles. Inflammation is common with rheumatic conditions, causing swelling, redness, heat and pain. Internal organs may also be affected. Some conditions can be debilitating or result in life-threatening complications.

There are more than 100 conditions referred to as rheumatism, they maybe local or systemic. Bursitis is an example of local rheumatism. Rheumatoid arthritis is a generalized arthritic condition caused by an autoimmune disorder. Your rheumatologist can help diagnose your musculoskeletal pains in conjunction with your primary care provider.

Common Rheumatic Conditions Treated at BCMH:

Contact:
Anthony Tay, M.D. or Mark Jarek, M.D.
Medical One Clinic
417-681-5284