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Rheumatology

Rheumatic diseases are challenging diseases which can be difficult to diagnose and can be extremely restrictive, affecting one’s daily life. At Hennepin Healthcare, we are committed to providing compassionate care to all patients who suffer from rheumatic conditions. Our focus is on keeping your joints, muscles, and bones healthy to regain your independence and continue doing the activities you enjoy the most.

Services

Clinic & Specialty Center - Downtown

  • General Rheumatology, please see list below of commonly treated diseases
  • Infusion Center
  • Joint, carpal tunnel and soft tissue injections as well as diagnostic aspirations
  • Diagnostic muscle-skeletal ultrasound

Hennepin Healthcare rheumatologists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of all rheumatologic and immunologic disorders.

Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Giant Cell Arteritis/Polymyalgia rheumatic.
  • Gout, pseudo gout and other crystal-associated arthropathies.
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and other spondyloarthropathies.
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus)
  • Dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and other inflammatory myopathies.
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Vasculitis

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Musculoskeletal ultrasound is a safe and painless method to aid rheumatologists in diagnosing soft tissue abnormalities that can be otherwise missed on a physical exam. Our rheumatologists are experts in using musculoskeletal ultrasound to assist in diagnosing inflammatory conditions in joints, blood vessels, muscles, tendons, and nerves.

Hospital-based care

This is a hospital-based clinic owned by Hennepin Healthcare. Many insurance plans pay for health care services provided in a hospital-based clinic differently than those provided in a doctor’s office. Your insurance may require that you meet your annual deductible and/or require that you pay a percentage of the bill rather than just an office visit co-payment. You should check with your insurance company if you have any questions. Read the Frequently asked questions about hospital-based clinics to learn more.

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