Mosaic Life Care has 3 rheumatology centers in Northwest Missouri that specialize in the care of patients who are dealing with diseases that impact bones, joints and connective tissue. Arthritis is one of the most common and debilitating diseases we treat, but new treatments and techniques are available to help. Because more than 100 forms of the disease exist, it is important to receive a correct diagnosis and begin treatment as early as possible. If detected early, pain and joint damage can often be reduced.
When should I see a rheumatologist?
A rheumatologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory conditions. These can include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Gout, Vasculitis and other autoimmune or connective tissue diseases.
When should I see my primary care provider for arthritis?
If you feel pain and stiffness in your body or have trouble moving around, you might have arthritis. Most kinds of arthritis cause pain and swelling in your joints. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. Over time, a swollen joint can become severely damaged. Some kinds of arthritis can also cause problems in your organs, such as your eyes or skin.
If you think you may have symptoms of arthritis or you need care for arthritis, please contact your primary care provider or schedule an appointment with a Mosaic Life Care primary care provider. If you think you may have symptoms related to the following conditions, please contact a Mosaic Life Care Rheumatology Care location near you in St. Joseph, Cameron or Bethany, MO.
Mosaic Life Care Rheumatology Care treats the following conditions:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Connective Tissue Diseases
- Giant Cell (Temporal) Arteritis (and other forms of Vasculitis)
- Other Rheumatic Diseases
Treatment may include:
- Diagnosis and treatment by a rheumatologist
- DXA bone density testing
- IV Infusion Treatment