Rheumatology

Rheumatology, a subspecialty of internal medicine, is the branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatism, arthritis and other disorders of the joints, muscles and ligaments. Rheumatologists diagnose, treat and medically manage patients with these conditions, which can also have an impact on the internal organs, such as the kidneys, lungs, blood vessels and brain. In addition to relieving symptoms, rheumatologists, who collaborate regularly with other specialists, work to slow down or stop the progression of certain diseases and conditions.

Conditions treated include:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Early inflammatory arthritis
  • Gout
  • Lupus (SLE)
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget’s Disease
  • Poly/dermatomysitis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Raynaud’s Phenomenon
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Spondylitis
  • Vasculitis


Meet the Rheumatologists

Bluffton Medical Group physicians are accepting new patients unless otherwise noted.
Anil Rao
MD
 
LUTHERAN HEALTH NETWORK
BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER | DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL | DUPONT HOSPITAL* | KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL*
LUTHERAN HEALTH PHYSICIANS | LUTHERAN HOSPITAL* | THE ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL* | REDIMED | REHABILITATION HOSPITAL*
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL*

*A physician owned hospital.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
Patients are seen in order of severity, therefore, your spot may not be guaranteed. In case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.