Rheumatology

Diagnosis and Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases

An adult rheumatologist is an internist who received further training in the diagnosis (detection), and treatment of musculoskeletal disease and systemic autoimmune conditions commonly referred to as rheumatic diseases. These diseases can affect the joints, muscles, and bones causing pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity.

Autoimmune conditions occur when the immune system sends inflammation to areas of the body when it is not needed causing damage/symptoms. These diseases can also affect the eyes, skin, nervous system, and internal organs. Rheumatologists treat joint disease similar to orthopedists but do not perform surgeries. Common diseases treated by rheumatologists include osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis, and lupus.

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
  • Behcet’s Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Crohn’s Disease/Ulcerative Colitis related arthritis
  • Crystal induced arthritis – gout/pseudo-gout/CPPD
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Epicondylitis – medial/lateral
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • IgG4-Related Disease
  • Infection related inflammatory arthritis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease related arthritis
  • Inflammatory myositis
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget’s Disease of the Bone
  • Periodic Fever Syndromes
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud’s Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Reiter’s Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator cuff disorders
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Spondyloarthritis
  • Takayasu’s Arteritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Vasculitis

**If your condition is not listed please consult with us to determine if our rheumatology team can see you or triage you to the specific physician**

Meet Our Rheumatology Team

Perez-Masuelli

Carmen M. Perez-Masuelli,
MD, FACP, FACR

Wilson

Leslie E. Wilson, MD

Hatti

Kalpita Hatti, MD

Anay Vallejo

Anay Vallejo, PA-C

Ursani

Mohammad A. Ursani, MD,
FACP, FACR, RhMSUS

Warrier

Anil Warrier, MD