Our Approach

We apply the latest medical knowledge and technology in the field of rheumatology, including active involvement in clinical research, to serve our patients, empowering them through education about their illness and available treatment options. Although rheumatology is our specialty and we limit our treatment to diseases of the joints and connective tissues, we also require that our physicians maintain their certification in internal medicine in order to better diagnose patient’s conditions and to refer them to other specialists if we recognize problems outside our field. Our patients are of all ages, and since no one treatment plan will meet every patient’s needs, a treatment approach will be designed that fits each patient’s needs, values, and lifestyle. Our providers are trained in the Western, scientifically-based style of medicine, but we respect a patient’s right to seek complementary forms of therapy and are open to discussing non-Western forms of medical treatment with our patients.

Our Values

Our patients’ needs will be first. The practice exists to provide superior rheumatologic care for and service to our patients.

We will serve the needs of our referring physicians and respect their primary role in our partnership in caring for patients. We will provide rapid, expert, and accurate feedback to referring physicians in order that they can factor our treatments into the overall care of their patients.

We will treat all team members with respect. Having the highest quality, dedicated people in the right positions is critical to superior patient care. We recognize the importance of each team member in this effort, and provide ongoing education to assure the continuation of high quality care and service.

We will be ethical in all our dealings. Whether you are a patient, referring physician, fellow employee, insurance company, government agency, or supplier, we pledge to deal honestly and ethically with you.

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