Rheumatology Doctors and Rheumatologists on Long Island, NY
Rheumatologists at Winthrop-University Hospital’s Division of Rheumatology on Long Island, NY are specialists who diagnose, treat and medically manage a wide variety of diseases that affect the body’s connective tissue.
Rheumatic diseases are painful conditions usually caused by inflammation and swelling in the joints or muscles. There are over 100 types of arthritis alone; the most common types are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Rheumatic diseases are often complex and can affect the joints, muscles, bones and internal organs such as kidneys, lungs, blood vessels and brain.
Diagnostic testing for rheumatic diseases may include blood work, a joint fluid test, x-rays or, in some cases, an advanced imaging test known as MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).
Research Breakthroughs in Rheumatic Diseases
Recent scientific discoveries have revealed how the immunology components of rheumatic disorders affect the musculoskeletal system. These discoveries have expanded our understanding of many diseases including arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout and fibromyalgia.
Winthrop University Hospital’s rheumatology doctors are now incorporating promising, new treatment modalities based on the latest clinical research in immunology and a new awareness of the genetic basis of rheumatology disorders.
Personalized Rheumatology Treatment Plans
Our rheumatologists regularly collaborate with physicians in related specialties to ensure the most effective treatment protocol for each patient’s general health, type of rheumatology and personal preferences. Treatment options include the latest in drug and biologic therapy and the possibility of participating in one of a number of important clinical trials. Our goal is to restore quality of life to the highest degree possible.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Center
Approximately three-million Americans suffer from the painful, crippling effects of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The full resources of Winthrop’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Center are focused on early diagnosis and treatment because it’s the best strategy for slowing down RA’s progression and limiting damage to the joints. Learn more about our Rheumatoid Arthritis Center.
Leading Rheumatologists in NYC Metro Area
Our acclaimed rheumatologists are sought-after speakers at medical conferences and are published in prestigious medical journals. In their 2014 “Top Doctors” report which evaluated doctors in 5,000 hospitals nationwide, US News and World Report recognized the stellar records of 13 rheumatology doctors at Winthrop-University Hospital’s Division of Rheumatology on Long Island: