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.

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.

Services

Clinic & Specialty Center
Minneapolis

  • 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

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 our FAQs about hospital-based clinics to learn more.

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