Rheumatology is the study of rheumatism, arthritis, and other disorders of the joints, muscles, and ligaments.
The SIU Medicine Rheumatology Clinic is staffed by board-certified rheumatologists who are faculty members of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. In addition, internal medicine residents in rheumatology work in the clinic under the supervision of faculty. Internal medicine residents are physicians who have completed four years of medical school training and are now receiving three years of training to become internists. They provide care for patients in rheumatology during their trainings in our division. It is our mission to provide excellent clinical care, and best treatment approaches for rheumatologic diseases.
We care for patients with a variety of rheumatic diseases, including
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Sjogren's syndrome
With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.
Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.
Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.