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Dean Rheumatology

Dean's Rheumatology specialists (rheumatologists) provide diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation care for adults and children with rheumatic and immune system diseases that affect the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue, and bones. They provide care at multiple clinic locations.


Conditions Treated 

You may be referred to a rheumatologist if you experience persistent or chronic back, neck or muscle pain, or stiff, swollen and painful joints. Some of the common diseases treated by a rheumatologist include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Spinal arthritis (ankylosing spondylitis)
  • Lupus
  • Gout
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget's disease
  • Lyme disease

Dean's rheumatologists are dedicated to using the most effective treatments and rehabilitation for helping people with chronic rheumatic disorders. Reducing pain, increasing mobility, and improving the quality of life for patients are primary goals.

A patient may also be referred to Dean Therapy Services for physical or occupational therapy.


Special Interests and Procedures

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Gout
  • Joint aspiration (arthrocentesis - draining fluid from a joint)
  • Joint and soft tissue injections
  • Lyme disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases
  • Pediatric rheumatology
  • Polymyositis and other myopathies
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Systemic vasculitis