Swedish Rheumatology - Seattle
Our board-certified rheumatologists are subspecialists in their field and experts in diagnosing and treating disorders of the joints, muscles, bones and immune system. While patient care is their first priority, our rheumatologists also teach and do research, contributing to advancements in their field.
Rheumatic diseases can range from simple shoulder bursitis to nagging back pain, osteoporosis and complex multisystem diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and sarcoidosis.
Whether a condition is simple or complex, an accurate diagnosis is sometimes difficult to make, especially in the early stages of a disease. Our rheumatologists act as medical detectives to accurately diagnose and treat conditions. Because many rheumatic diseases are chronic, our physicians also are experienced in helping patients and their families cope with ongoing illness and manage it with treatment.
Rheumatic diseases can overlap with other conditions or play a role in them, so our specialists work closely with Rehab & Performance Medicine, Musculoskeletal Medicine, and sports, spine and pain specialists to provide care for all aspects of a disease.