Expert Medical Care for Autoimmune Disease and Inflammatory Arthritis
Rheumatology Services at Singing River Health System is offered at two outpatient clinics located in Ocean Springs and Pascagoula. We are the most experienced Rheumatology practice on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Our Board Certified Rheumatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the internal organs, joints, muscles, and bones. Our goal is to help keep our patients mobile and provide evidence-based treatment for their conditions.
Diagnosing Rheumatic Diseases
Many types of rheumatic diseases are not easy to find in the early stage, and you may need to see a specialist. Our Rheumatologists are specially trained to find the cause of joint swelling and pain.
It is important for patients to get a correct diagnosis early so that proper treatment can begin. Some diseases respond best during the early stages of the disease, so don’t wait to see a doctor.
Rheumatic Disease Care Planning
Because some rheumatic diseases are complex, a single visit to our clinic may not be enough to get a diagnosis and treatment plan. These diseases tend to be chronic and often change over time. Sometimes they get worse, and sometimes they go away for a while and then return.
We work closely with patients to find the problem and design a treatment plan.
Common Rheumatic Conditions We Treat
There are more than 100 types of rheumatic conditions. Many of them are very serious and challenging to diagnose and treat. Below are some more common conditions.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Psoriatric Arthritis
- Anklosing Spondylitis
Connective Tissue Disease
Connective tissue disease has signs and symptoms of disorders, such as:
We offer many options for autoimmune treatments. Many of these treatments are offered via IV. These IV infusions are administered in our clinic, supervised by a Board Certified Rheumatologist.
There are many options for self-administered injectables and oral medication. Deciding on which option is best or each patient is driven by the specific disease and the patient’s insurance.
Make an Appointment
If pain in the joints, muscles, or bones is severe or lasts more than a few days, you should consult your primary care physician. If appropriate, your doctor may refer you to a rheumatologist. Speak with your doctor about getting a referral to see the Rheumatologists of Singing River Health system.
If you don’t have a primary care provider, visit Primary Care at Singing River to make a first appointment.