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Rheumatology – A Closer Look

It’s a common question.  What is rheumatology and what do rheumatologists treat?  We have all heard of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), but the fact is that RA is only one of many conditions that Rheumatologists specialize in.

So, what is Rheumatology?  Rheumatology is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect joints, muscles and bones.  These diseases range from age-related “wear and tear” conditions such as Osteoarthritis (OA) and tendinitis, to auto-immune disorders such as Rheumatoid ArthritisAnkylosing SpondylitisLupusFibromyalgia and many others.  Many Rheumatologists also diagnose and treat musculoskeletal diseases such as hip painknee painshoulder pain and other joint pains. A Rheumatologist is a specialist.  After obtaining a medical degree, Rheumatologists achieve a Board Certification and complete additional specialized training and education in the field of Rheumatology.  So not only do Rheumatologists have a broad education in general medicine and treatments, they have achieved a higher education and specialization in Rheumatologic conditions.  Additionally, many Rheumatologists conduct research to test potential new treatments to better treat those who suffer from these conditions.

A Rheumatologist is a specialist.  After obtaining a medical degree, Rheumatologists achieve a Board Certification and complete additional specialized training and education in the field of Rheumatology.  So not only do Rheumatologists have a broad education in general medicine and treatments, they have achieved a higher education and specialization in Rheumatologic conditions.  Additionally, many Rheumatologists conduct research to test potential new treatments to better treat those who suffer from these conditions.

At the ForCare Medical Centers, patient care is top priority which is why you will find some of the most experienced and knowledgeable specialists working on the ForCare team.  These specialists include highly experienced Rheumatologists that can provide not only excellent general medical care, but specialized care for those dealing with any of the Rheumatological conditions mentioned above.

Priya Ramani, MD rheumatology ForCare Research Team ForCare Medical Center Medical Practice Clinical Research Tampa, FL
Priya Ramani, MD
Bernard F. Germain MD rheumatology ForCare Research Team ForCare Medical Center Medical Practice Clinical Research Tampa, FL
Bernard F. Germain, MD

 

Dr. Bernard Germain and Dr. Priya Ramani are two of the finest Board-Certified Rheumatologists in our area and both work with the ForCare team to ensure top-notch care.

If you or someone you love is dealing with the challenges that result from muscle and joint pain associated with OA, RA, Lupus, or other auto-immune disease, please make an appointment today to receive the treatment that you need and deserve.  At ForCare, we are FOR your CARE and we will provide you and your loved ones with the Best Care.

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ForCare Medical Center Medical Practice Clinical Research Tampa, FL

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