Rheumatology is a fascinating subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses
on immune-related disorders such as lupus, connective tissue diseases,
rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis, as well as other conditions
such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia.
Over the past decade there have been numerous advances in the field which
has had a tremendous positive impact on the quality of life for many patients
despite having a chronic illness. My approach to treating these often
complex and chronic diseases is to listen to the patient and understand
their needs, provide education and use evidence-based medicine to achieve
the best possible outcome.
Each patient’s experience and needs are unique just as no two fingerprints
can be similar. Therefore, I focus on developing, in partnership with
my patient, an individualized treatment plan that meets their goals for
As my patients frequently have chronic conditions, I feel privileged to
develop lasting relationships with them, and I truly enjoy providing for
their care and comfort.