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Rheumatology physicians at Group Health specialize in the non-surgical treatment of rheumatic illnesses, especially arthritis. There are more than 100 forms of arthritis, as well as other disorders of the connective tissues, that can cause inflammation, swelling and pain in the joints or muscles.

Some rheumatic diseases, such as osteoarthritis, are caused by wear and tear to the joints. Others, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and Sjogren's syndrome, are autoimmune disorders, in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. This can cause joint pain, swelling and stiffness.

Disorders treated include:

  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dermatomyositis and other myositis
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Raynaud’s syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sjogren syndrome
  • Tendonitis and tenosynovitis

Expertise in Rheumatology

Five Group Health specialize in Rheumatology. The department has expertise in:

  • Infusion therapy for arthritis
  • Infusion therapy for osteoporosis
  • Joint injection
  • Tendon sheath injection

Seeing patients at 6 locations

DeLorenzo , Gregory J. MD
Anderson , Western Hills

Hiltz , Robert E. MD
Anderson

Koneru , Sri MD
Mason

Saoudian, Mahnaz MD
Clifton , Kenwood , Western Ridge