About Rheumatology Consultants

Dr. Fred Wolfe and Dr. Donna Winn brought the specialty of rheumatology to East Tennessee in 1979 when they left academic rheumatology positions at the University of Missouri to form Rheumatology Consultants, PLLC.  At the time, virtually none of the patients in this region with rheumatic disease had had the opportunity to benefit from rheumatology consultation for their disease.  Within a short time, Rheumatology Consultants, PLLC became a regional center for diagnosis and management of the rheumatic diseases, serving patients from Middle and East Tennessee, as well as Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama and Georgia.  Drs. Wolfe and Winn retired in 2015 after 36 years of serving patient with rheumatic disease.  Dr. Robert Capps, Dr. Jay Warrick, and Dr. Marcin Gornisiewicz continue in the practice and welcome Dr. Tonya Baker as the newest rheumatologist to join Rheumatology Consultants, PLLC.

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 Our Practice

Over the past 33 years, Rheumatology Consultants, PLLC has continued to lead the fight for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue disorders, and other inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions.  Practicing from a state-of-the-art facility offering x-ray, musculoskeletal ultrasound, comprehensive laboratory, bone densitometry and infusion therapy, the physicians of Rheumatology Consultants, PLLC are well-equipped to offer rheumatic disease patients the best in quality of care.





Rheumatology is a subspecialty of Internal Medicine focused on diseases of the immune system which result in inflammation of joints and other body tissues.




Fields of Expertise

Rheumatologists are experts in the management of inflammation.  Inflammation may result from problems in the immune system, the body system that regulates the body's response to infection.  When the immune system is functioning abnormally, it can cause inflammation in joints resulting in arthritis.  It may also cause inflammation in other body tissues. 

Diseases caused by abnormal immune system inflammaton include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus psoriatic arthritis, Sjogren's Syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis, and vasculitis.  Rheumatologists manage these conditions with medications that treat the abnormal immune system activity driving the disease.  In recent years, exciting new medications that target immune system abnormalities have become available, dramatically changing our impact on these diseases.



Our Patients

Our practice is open to adults (age 18 and older) whose primary care physicians request consultation from our rheumatologists for management of rheumatic disease.