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Rheumatology

What We Treat

rheumatology appointmentThrough a balance of clinical care, education, and research, our Rheumatology specialists provide advanced diagnostic and treatment capabilities for a wide range of conditions. These include: 

Diseases of the joints

Inflammatory muscle disorders

  • Dermatomyositis

Immune system diseases

  • Lupus
  • Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis

Osteoporosis and fracture risk

Inflammatory conditions

Treatment plans are tailored to the individual and offered at convenient locations around the area.

Mistaken Identity

Rheumatic diseases like lupus occur when the body’s own immune system, normally its main protector, recognizes its own tissue as foreign. It begins to make “auto-antibodies” that join with other cells and can cause serious tissue damage in organs.

This inflammatory reaction is not fully understood. And you may not recognize the symptoms, like general fatigue and an overall achy feeling. Geisinger has the expertise to diagnose complicated conditions, helping you begin the right treatment plan as quickly as possible.