Your physician will refer you to a rheumatologist if he or she suspects one of several conditions including arthritis, autoimmune diseases, back or joint pain, osteoporosis, gout, lupus, tendinitis and scores of other rheumatic diseases. Diagnosing and treating some rheumatic disorders can be very difficult so it’s important to see a specialist if your physician recommends further treatment


Our rheumatologist also treats soft tissue problems, often suffered by athletes. As part of the treatment plan you may receive referrals for physiotherapy, rehabilitation, education programs and occupational therapy. Evidence-based treatment of patients with rheumatism has helped many people return to near normal life. Also on the horizon is gene therapy, offering a new array of treatment