Evaluation and treatment

Evaluation and treatment

  • Every patient at Arthritis care and Research Center receives a complete and comprehensive evaluation of autoimmune connective disorders and chronic pain conditions through extensive History and physical exam, Diagnostic Ultrasound testing of the joints , Specialized laboratory and immunology testing to arrive at accurate diagnosis of both common and rare autoimmune Rheumatologic conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis , Osteoarthritis Psoriatic Arthritis Lupus , Scleroderma , Sjogren’s disease , Crystal Arthritis like Gout and pseudogout soft tissue pain syndromes like Fibromyalgia , Myositis . Polymyalgia Rheumatica , Giant cell arteritis , Myositis ,and rare conditions like vasculitis and Behcet’s Disease. Treatment plan includes
    1. Discussion of Diet and Lifestyle changes
    2. Recommendation on Evidence Based supplementation. ( please bring a list of current supplements and over the counter medications you are currently taking).
    3. DMARDS ( disease modifying agnets) and Biologic therapies recommended as and when needed
  • Imaging studies and diagnostic ultrasound  testing of the joints will be recommended and  appropriate  injection therapies dicussed and provided at your visit as and when needed.
  • Referrals to other specialists will be provided as and needed.
  • Referral to physical therapy for evaluation and treatment will be set up along with medical bracing will be requested through you insurance when covered
  • All of above are discussed and recommendations provided at each visit for all patients at individualized and personalized levels.
  • We also recommend to bring all of the laboratory and imaging studies done elsewhere with the past 3-5 years to your visits for review. All recommendations are provided on personalized and  individualized levels to meet  each and every patient’s needs.
  • Close monitoring and Additional testing is recommended under direct medical supervision for every visit.