Rheumatology is a sub-specialty in internal medicine devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of conditions and diseases affecting joints, muscles, and bones.

Our Rheumatology department is staffed by Jeff Chung, M.D. who is a Board Certified Rheumatologist and has received several awards including Top Doc by Castle Connolly. Also on the team is Deana Nes, D.O. who is Board Certified in Rheumatology and is fluent in English, Russian and conversant in medical Spanish.

Our Rheumatology team specializes in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases including:

  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • certain autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, antiphospholipid syndrome, scleroderma
  • osteoarthritis
  • musculoskeletal pain disorders
  • osteoporosis
  • gout
  • back pain
  • myositis
  • fibromyalgia
  • tendonitis
  • vasculitis

When should you see a Rheumatologist?

Sometimes pain in the joints, muscles, or bones is severe or persists for more than a few days. At that point, you should see your physician.

Many types of rheumatic diseases are not easily identified in the early stages. Rheumatologists are specially trained to do the detective work necessary to discover the cause of swelling and pain. It’s important to determine a correct diagnosis early so that appropriate treatment can begin early. Some musculoskeletal disorders respond best to treatment in the early stages of the disease.

These diseases often change or evolve over time. Our board certified Rheumatologist works closely with our patients and their doctors to identify the problem and design an individualized treatment program.

Call today for your appointment!