Rheumatology is a specialty devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as arthritis, certain autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal pain disorders and osteoporosis. Rheumatic diseases may cause pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints and other supporting body structures, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones.
The rheumatologists at Greenwich Hospital work with other experts to offer patients guided, personal care based on their specific diagnosis or condition. Treatment plans emphasize the most advanced options available, including new biologic options that may involve intravenous and intramuscular therapies. Breakthrough treatments are available for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and vasculitis.
While most rheumatology treatments are done in the physician's office, some patients may need to come to the hospital for outpatient infusion therapies. Occasionally certain patients may require inpatient hospitalization.
The rheumatology team treats a variety of conditions, including:
The rheumatologists at Greenwich Hospital take a team approach to treatment, providing patients with a full continuum of care across various specialties. Learn more about specific resources available to rheumatoid patients:
The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Greenwich Hospital. Physical and occupational therapy enhances and restores functional ability and quality of life to patients with rheumatoid conditions.
Learn more about Physical Therapy
Department of Orthopedics. Greenwich Hospital surgeons and staff specialize in advanced treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, including hip and knee replacements for patients with advanced arthritis.
Learn more about Orthopedics
The Greenwich Hospital staff provides individualized attention to all patients. Patient support includes organizing tests, scheduling appointments, coordinating admission procedures, making discharge arrangements and helping patients understand insurance benefits.
Learn more about Inpatient Care