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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.

Our Department of Medicine's Response to Recent Community Events

On behalf of the Department of Medicine

To our patients,

We want to reach out to you regarding the recent events in our community. In the wake of events surrounding the death of George Floyd, we want you to know that the Hennepin Healthcare Department of Medicine stands alongside our community. We share your feelings of grief and trauma, and have also experienced this grief and trauma firsthand. We rise in solidarity with all members of our community who are grieving and fighting against social injustice and structural racism. We want you to know that we are here for you and your families. We will support the cause of racial justice and are also well aware that inequality leads to poorer health care outcomes.

We recognize the strain that these events have put on our community both emotionally and physically. We continue to provide the best medical care for you. We also understand the fear, mistrust and difficulties you may experience while navigating your healthcare needs, and will work to eliminate these barriers. We are committed to providing safe, accessible, and unbiased healthcare for all who are in need or desire it and we will partner with our community to learn how best to address inequities in effective and meaningful ways. We are here to care for you and share in your wellness. We encourage you to call us with any concerns as well as thoughts on how we can move forward in this necessary journey together.

We are here with you, for life.

Services

Clinic & Specialty Center - Downtown

  • General Rheumatology, please see list below of commonly treated diseases
  • New patient consults for Hennepin Healthcare patients as well as patients from outside clinics
  • Infusion Center
  • Rheumatology/Dermatology Clinic
  • Injection Clinic- joint, carpal tunnel and soft tissue injections as well as diagnostic aspirations
  • Diagnostic muscle-skeletal ultrasound
  • Fellowship training program
  • Community and professional education

Brooklyn Park Clinic

  • General Rheumatology, please see list below of commonly treated diseases
  • New patient consults for Hennepin Healthcare patients as well as patients from outside clinics
  • Infusion Center- joint, carpal tunnel and soft tissue injections as well as diagnostic aspirations
  • Bone clinic including care for Osteoporosis
  • 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, pseudogout 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. They also provide training and education in Musculoskeletal ultrasound use to healthcare providers nationwide through a semi-annual CME educational course. Our Injection Clinic is on the forefront of using musculoskeletal ultrasound to perform procedures with more accuracy which allows our patients to experience less discomfort and ease of mind.

Healthy Matters

Ask the Rheumatologist

Dr. David Hilden welcomes Dr. Rawad Nasr to the studio to discuss auto-immune diseases. | 9-09-2018

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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