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Our Team

Research, clinical trials, accurate diagnosis--rely on us for the best treatment.

We are a team of four board certified rheumatologists committed to serving patients suffering from rheumatic disease with the newest diagnostic and therapeutic tools available

Rheumatology Consultants, PLLC has, for over 3 decades, 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, Rheumatology Consultants, PLLC is well-equipped to offer rheumatic disease patients the best in quality of care.

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Our Physicians

Dr. Capps

Dr. Capps attended Stanford University and received his degree in biology. He graduated with an MD degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended University of Kentucky and Washington University for his residency for internal medicine. He then attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, for his fellowship in rheumatology. He is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. Dr. Capps joined Rheumatology Consultants, PLLC, July 1983.

Dr. Warrick

Dr. Warrick completed a bachelor of science degree at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, in 1982. He attended medical school at East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, North Carolina, graduating in 1986. He completed residency training in internal medicine in 1989 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He completed fellowship training in rheumatology at MUSC in 1991. He joined Rheumatology Consultants in July of 1991. He is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology through the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology.

Dr. Gornisiewicz

Dr. Gornisiewicz completed a bachelor of science degree at Lublin School of Medicine in Lublin, Poland, in 1986. He attended medical school at Medical University of Warsaw in Warsaw, Poland, graduating in 1989. He attended residency training at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. He completed fellowship training in rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2002. He joined Rheumatology Consultants, PLLC, in September 2002. He is board trained in internal medicine and board certified in rheumatology through the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology.

Dr. Baker
Lauren R. Munoz, FNP-BC

Lauren completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Tennessee.  She became a Registered Nurse and began her nursing career with Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s critical care nurse residency program, where she worked in the Burn ICU.  She then moved to Chicago and completed a stint in cardiac nursing.  Afterward, she returned to Knoxville to complete a Master’s of Science in Nursing at the University of Tennessee.  During her graduate studies, she worked as an RN at UT Medical Center and taught nursing students at the University of Tennessee.  Upon completion of her graduate degree, she became licensed as a Family Nurse Practitioner and joined Rheumatology Consultants in January 2016.  She underwent extensive training through the American College of Rheumatology’s adult advanced rheumatology course.

Our Staff

Our Administrative Staff

We have a team of well-trained staff who will work with you in making appointments, dealing with insurance companies, handling your telephone messages and providing for your medical records.

Our Clinical Staff

Our certified medical assistants serve alongside your rheumatologist to coordinate the various aspects of your care including laboratory, x-ray, scheduling of procedures and messaging.

Our Infusion Staff

Many of the newer medications available to treat rheumatic disease are given intravenously.  We have experienced registered nurses on staff to administer these medications safely and comfortably when prescribed by your rheumatologist.

Our Clinical Research Staff

 Our research staff is certified by the ACRP (Association of Clinical Research Professionals).  For those patients participating in clinical research trials, they assist the rheumatologist and the patient in carrying our the procedures set forth in the research protocol.  All our protocols are approved by the Food and Drug Administration and Institutional Review Boards.