Treatments and Resources

 Rheumatologists have a wide range of therapies available for patients with rheumatic disease depending on the specific diagnosis.  These consist of medications, including newer biologic medication, to reduce inflammation.  Our physicians also refer patients to physical therapists, occupational therapists, orthopedic surgeons, and other medical subspecialists when necessary to provide comprehensive care for rheumatic disease

 

 



Infusion Services

Many new medications termed “biologics” are now available for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and systemic lupus erythematosus. These agents represent dramatic advances in treatment choices for rheumatic disease. Several of these medications are given intravenously.


Rheumatology Consultants, PLLC offers infusion services for our patients to receive treatment with these drugs in a comfortable, relaxed and professional environment within our office. Our infusion suite is staffed by RNs with many years of experience in administering intravenous medications.

Clinical Research

Rheumatology Consultants, PLLC opened its Clinical Research Department in 2003 in an effort to expand treatment options for our patients. We currently participate in Phase II and III clinical trials for therapeutic agents in development for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

From time to time, trials for medications in development for the treatment of other rheumatic diseases such as osteoporosis and gout may be ongoing.

If you are interested in exploring whether you might be a candidate for participation in a trial, please ask your rheumatologist, or contact our Research Coordinator  at 865-602-7983 ext 261.