Center for Rheumatology
Musculoskeletal treatment, imaging, infusion therapy, and physical therapy
Our rheumatology team specializes in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of all autoimmune and rheumatic diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system. These conditions can cause inflammation, redness, swelling, and pain in the joints and surrounding soft tissues, making it difficult to perform daily activities.
With proper treatment and disease management, you can lead a healthy and productive life. Our rheumatologists integrate with specialists from multiple disciplines across Coordinated Health, which is part of Lehigh Valley Network, including orthopedists and physical therapists, to provide a holistic approach to pain management. Appointments are available within 24-72 hours of calling.
When you should see a rheumatologist near you
Most people experience joint and muscle pain at one time or another. It may be time to see a rheumatologist when that pain doesn't clear up as expected. If you need to see a rheumatologist, you'll probably referred to one by your primary care physician, or sometimes by an orthopedic specialist. You may also elect to see a rheumatologist when you've been experiencing frequent muscle or joint pain that other doctors have not been able to diagnose. Rheumatologists treat many rare diseases that are tricky to diagnose, so they are good at identifying underlying conditions. Request an appointment.
Reasons to see a rheumatologist include:
- You've been told you have arthritis
- You've been diagnosed with a rheumatic disease
- Your blood tests indicate the presence of rheumatic diseases
- You have unexplained joint pain and swelling
- A close family member has a rheumatic disease and you're experiencing similar symptoms
- Other doctors haven't been able to figure out what is wrong
Experience excellence at Coordinated Health
Our experienced physicians are fellowship-trained in rheumatology and are experts in the diagnosis of complex and rare diseases. Make an appointment with one of our rheumatologists when you are experiencing new joint and muscle pain symptoms, when you need help managing a rheumatic disease, or when you would like a second opinion.
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Polymyalgia rheumatica
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Sjögren’s syndrome
- Temporal arteritis
- Wegener’s granulomatosis
Diagnostic and treatment services
- DEXA bone density scans
- Private infusion therapy suites (Allentown and Bethlehem)