Physicians with UF Health Rheumatology at Jacksonville offer treatment for patients with diseases that affect the muscles, skeleton, joints and tendons, including osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia.
Rheumatology: Our expertise
- Rheumatologists treat a wide array of diseases that mainly involve autoimmunity. This is a term used to describe a complex situation whereby the body’s immune system goes awry and attacks the body itself.
- The harmful effects are variable and associated with specific diseases based on the immune pathways and connective tissues involved.
- Such diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis with Crohn’s disease and psoriasis, myositis, Behcet’s syndrome, vasculitis, sarcoidosis, and others.
Metobolic crystal-producing diseases
- Connective tissue destruction can also result from metabolic crystal-producing diseases, such as gout and other crystal-related diseases.
- Other metabolic conditions such as diabetes and thyroid diseases can lead to arthritis and connective tissue conditions that can be managed by a rheumatologist.
Rhuematology: Our focus
Our care is focused on you — the patient as a whole and not a specific disease process. There are many treatment options available, including advanced biologic therapies, traditional medications, simple procedures, rehabilitation, physical therapy and counseling when appropriate.
We apply the latest advances in science and technology, such as musculoskeletal ultrasound and MRI in the assessment and management of rheumatic conditions. The latest and best therapies are offered to our patients.