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Rheumatology

The rheumatology team at UnityPoint Clinic® Multi-Specialty will diagnose, treat and manage a variety of diseases that affect your joints, muscles and bones.

The most common conditions that a rheumatologist treats are rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjogren's disease, scleroderma, inflammatory myopathies, vasculitis, arthritis related to other conditions, connective tissue disease related interstitial lung disease, osteoarthritis, complicated gout and other disorders of the immune system. 

Schedule an appointment 

To schedule an appointment, please give us a call in Rock Island at (309) 779-3670, or in Bettendorf at (563) 742-5950

What to Expect | Rhuematology Appointments

Regular visits to a rheumatologist are important to catch any changes to your health early. During these visits, your rheumatologist will examine your joints to look for swelling, changes in strength or changes in range of motion. Also expect periodic x-rays and blood tests to follow active inflammation or joint changes.

At least once a year, discuss the "big picture" of your treatment plan with your doctor. This can include:

  • A diagnosis of the stage and severity of your rheumatoid arthritis
  • An estimation of the yearly progression of your disease
  • If new joint damage has occurred
  • Any changes in your level of functioning
  • Referrals or the addition of new treatment team members, if needed. This could include physical or occupational therapists, psychologists, orthopedic surgeons or other health professionals.

Regular visits build the relationship between you and your rheumatologist. Your condition is unique, because everyone is affected differently. The more often you go, the better your doctor can understand you as a person, as well as your symptoms and how it affects your life overall.

For more information about rheumatology conditions, visit the American College of Rheumatology.