Rheumatology


Rheumatology Consultations
We specialize in new patient evaluations to diagnoses autoimmune and musculoskeletal problems. We are expert in uncovering often challenging immunologic disorders and painful joint and soft tissue conditions. Patients with known established diseases or undiagnosed disorders are seen to confirm or identity their medical ailments. We are expert in diagnosing and managing rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, Scleroderma, spondyloarthropathies, vasculitis, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis to name the more common conditions.

Our treatment strategies combine medical management, diet, nutritional supplements and exercise in a combined comprehensive approach to fully remit disease when feasible. Prevention strategies are used to alter and slow the progression of degenerative disorders, particularly osteoarthritis. We do not believe that medications are the only solution. A combined comprehensive treatment program results in less pain, better functioning and an enhanced quality of life. We have available a team of expert practitioners offering a multidisciplinary approach available to enhance your treatment programs should you desire. Naturopathic care (link), supervised movement therapies including yoga and tai chi (links) and Bowen Therapy (link) are available at Arthritis Health.

Ongoing Care
Continuing monitoring and managing your medical conditions are available through traditional face-to-face evaluations at our office in Scottsdale or through electronic visits (E-Visits)

Office visits
Standard office visits are available every Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4:40 PM and once monthly on Saturdays. Appointments are can be made by calling the office during office hours or e-mail requests via the website or info@arthritishealth.net. Electronic requests will be answered within 24 hours.

E-Visits
Telephone or Skype visits are available by appointment in 5 – 30 minutes or longer if requested. Many people find these visits more convenient than the standard office visits. These visits are available for follow up appointments and can replace the traditional face to face visits for up to one year. Medical severity of conditions may necessitate additional traditional office visits. They are billed at $25.00 per 5 minutes to a credit card and a printed medical bill will be provided for you to submit to your insurance carrier. Please note that many insurances including Medicare do not recognize or pay for E-Visits at this time. Appointments can be arranged by calling the office during office hours or e-mail requests via the website or email. Electronic requests will be answered within 24 hours.

Osteoporosis Management
We offer consultations and ongoing management for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. With state of the art diagnostic tools (DEXA) and treatments including diet, lifestyle, nutritional supplements and if necessary medications, we use a combinations of approaches to attempt to reverse or prevent osteoporosis.

Body Composition
Health can be measures more accurately with state of the art body composition analysis. Knowing your weight is important but knowledge of your exact composition of muscle and fat directly correlates with health and maintenance of independent living. We offer this service at the low price of $60 or two scan for $100. You can monitor and watch the fat peel away and the muscle accumulate with a diet and training program.

Infusion Therapy
Intravenous medications are in integral part of some therapies for the management of many forms of inflammatory arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, osteoporosis and vasculitis. We offer in office infusion therapy on an ongoing basis or intermittently for our winter visitors.

Viscoprotective Therapy
Viscoprotective therapy involves the placement of a protective pain relieving gel into the knee. Often given as a series, these injections can help reduce the discomfort of osteoarthritis, a form of arthritis that results in loss of cartilage necessary for normal joint function. These therapies are available at Arthritis Health with our expert joint injection techniques.

Medication Preauthorizations
Medication and therapies for arthritis are sometimes costly with or without insurance. Our trained staff help obtain the necessary preauthorizations or when necessary discover sources of grants and foundation funding for necessary treatments.

Schedule a Rheumatology appointment today!