Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

  • What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is a specialty that deals various forms of joint diseases (arthritis) such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis and various forms of systemic autoimmune disease such as lupus, vasculitis, and inflammation of muscles.

  • What should I bring to an appointment?

Please bring your INSURANCE CARD, ID and pertinent medical records including labs, imaging (reports or actual images on CD) and office notes from your referring physician or previous rheumatologist. Please also bring a LIST OF YOUR CURRENT MEDICATIONS

  • What is your policy on appointment cancellations?

Please call 24 hours earlier or as soon as possible to notify us if you are unable to make it to the appointment in order to avoid a cancellation fee. There may be a cancellation fee of $50 for a new patient and $25 for an established patient. This allows us to make appointments for other patients in a timely manner.

  • How can I get a copy of my medical records?

We are happy to provide you with a copy of your medical records upon request. We can also fax them to any physician office you would like as long as they provide us with a "release of information" form signed by you.