Rheumatology is a sub-specialty of orthopedics associated with diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles, and bones. Rheumatologists are the orthopedic physicians who obtained fellowship or board certification in the management of rheumatic conditions.  Rheumatologists diagnose and treat several diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, systemic lupus erythematosus, back pain, osteoporosis, and tendonitis.  It is important that diagnosis and treatment begin early, as some musculoskeletal disorders respond best to treatment in the early stages of the disease or severe complications may result in the future.

OrthoSports Physicians who Specialize in Rheumatology

Gwen V. Williams, M.D.

Fellowship in Rheumatology
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