Rheumatology

What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is service line that is focused on the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases. Also known as musculosketal diseases that include symptoms such as joint pain, loss of motion in joints, and inflammation (swelling, redness, and warmth in a joint). 

Should I make an appointment?

When considering making an appointment to talk to Greater Regional Health's Rheumatologist have you:

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  • Experienced pain in your joints, muscles or bones?

  • Experienced severe pain or pain that lasts longer than a few days?

  • Found rashes you can't explain?

  • Spoken to your primary care provider about your symptoms?

Have you answered yes to any of the questions above? Talk to you primary care provider about a referral to see Greater Regional Health's Rheumatologist.

What conditions are treated at Greater Regional?

  • Gout

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

  • Lupus

  • Raynaud's Disease

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Scleroderma

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Many Other Autoimmune Diseases (when the body becomes under attack by its own immune system)

What would I expect at an appointment at Greater Regional?

When having an appointment with Greater Regional's Rheumatologist, Dr. Kimberly Hendricks, you can expect an in-depth conversation about your medical history. Dr. Hendricks brings more than a decade of experience within Rheumatology and believes every patient is different and requires teamwork to achieve health and wellness. Dr. Hendricks will work with your primary care provider to provide a plan of care.