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Rheumatology

The rheumatologists at Truman Medical Centers/University Health are experts in evaluating and treating adult autoimmune and inflammatory diseases referred to as rheumatic diseases. These diseases can affect the joints, muscles, and bones causing pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity. Rheumatic diseases can also affect the blood vessels, skin, nerves, and internal organs.

What we treat

Our board-certified physicians, nurses and specialty pharmacist provide personalized care for rheumatic conditions including:

  • Adult Still's Disease
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis and Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis
  • Giant Cell arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Gout and Pseudo gout
  • IgG4-Related Disease
  • Inflammatory Myopathies
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Raynaud’s Phenomenon
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis

What to expect from our team

Our Rheumatology clinic team from the staff at the front desk to the providers will welcome you and focus on your comfort and well-being. During your initial visit, you'll meet your care team. In addition to physicians and nurses you may also work with a specialty pharmacist and/or a social worker.

Our social worker can help out with needs such as transportation, specialty equipment, and financial resources. The specialty pharmacist and nurses can help you get the specialty medications you may need and help you understand them. Your care team may also work with other clinics within our hospital to get you your needed treatment.

Contact the Rheumatology clinic

To get treatment at the Rheumatology clinic, you’ll need a referral. Talk to your primary care provider. For more information call 816.404.1075.

For more information about the Rheumatology clinic at Truman Medical Center Lakewood, call 816-404-8800.

We accept Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurance.