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Rheumatology

at Middletown Medical

OUR RHEUMATOLOGY TEAM

Our highly skilled and compassionate board certified rheumatologist specializes in treatment of rheumatologic and autoimmune diseases. This includes the inflammatory problems that involve the joints and connective tissues as well as special expertise in fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and joint pain. We also provide the latest infusion treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, as well as Synvisc injections for osteoarthritis to bring relief from inflammation and pain. Your quality of life is extremely important to our rheumatologist and their professional team.
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Schedule an appointment by phone or chat:

845.342.4774

Introduction

What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatologists deal mainly with immune-mediated disorders of the musculoskeletal system, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitides, and inherited connective tissue disorders.

What symptoms would I see a Rheumatologist for?

  • Inflammation
  • Joint pain, stiffness or swelling
  • Rash
  • Sleep disturbance from pain
  • Toughness, tightening or hardening of the skin
  • Weakness or loss of mobility

How are rheumatic conditions diagnosed?

A physical exam and laboratory tests are common for diagnosing and treating rheumatic diseases. Your doctor may also order blood work, urine samples, or additional lab tests to confirm your diagnosis and ensure proper treatment:

  • Biopsy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound
  • X-ray

Treatments/Services Offered

Middletown Medical, PC offers comprehensive, individualized treatment plans. Your provider will evaluate you to determine the appropriate course of action for your condition, which will also include taking the following into consideration:

  • Diet changes
  • Exercise
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Medication
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Muscle or joint treatments including braces, splints, canes, or walkers
  • Pain Management referrals
  • Physical Therapy referrals

Conditions/Injuries Treated

  • Ankylosing spondylitis and other spondyloarthropathies
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Autoinflammatory diseases
  • Behcet’s disease
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Gout and pseudogout (also called calcium pyrophosphate deposition/cppd)
  • Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s)
  • Inflammatory myopathies
  • Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Lyme disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Palindromic rheumatism
  • Polyarteritis nodosum
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis or dermatomyositis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Relapsing polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Vasculitis

 
 
Sonya  McMillan

Sonya McMillan,
MSN, FNP-BC, RN-BC, IBCLC

Rheumatology

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