Rheumatology

If you suffer from painful joints, muscles, or bones, you may benefit from seeing a rheumatologist. Rheumatologists evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with arthritis, autoimmune disorders, and other diseases affecting the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and tissues. It’s our goal to help improve your quality of life—our rheumatologist can help you manage your disease, reduce pain, and improve mobility. If additional services are recommended, our office will coordinate your care with your family doctor as well as other specialists including orthopaedic surgeons, physical and occupational therapists, and counselors.

We can help with:
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatism
  • Ankylosing spondylitis (chronic arthritis in bones and joints at base of spine)
  • Behcet’s disease
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Dermatomyositis (inflammation of muscles and skin)
  • Gout and pseudogout
  • Lupus (SLE)
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica (pain and stiffness in shoulders and hips)
  • Polymyositis (inflammation of the muscles)
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Reiter’s syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sjögren's syndrome
  • Scleroderma
  • Temporal arteritis
  • Vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels)
Freeman Center for Geriatric Medicine
931 E. 32nd St.
Joplin, Missouri 64804
417.347.8490