Rheumatology is devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases that mainly involve problems with joints, soft tissues and the connective tissues.
The Rheumatology Clinic
The Rheumatology Clinic is located in the Outpatient Subspecialty Services area on the South Campus of Baystate Medical Center in the Wesson Memorial Building on 140 High Street, Springfield, MA. Rheumatologists see adult patients with rheumatologic disorders or conditions in consultation from their referring physicians. The Rheumatology Clinic, under the direction of Dr. David Miller, is staffed by board certified community rheumatologists on Wednesday mornings from 8-11 a.m. For an appointment or additional information, please call (413) 794-2518.
Pediatric rheumatology specialists at Baystate Children’s Hospital can help. We diagnose and treat conditions that affect joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones.
Arthritis Treatment Program
The Baystate Rehabilitation Care staff at Baystate Frankin Medical Center has recently initiated a comprehensive arthritis treatment program under the direction of rheumatologist, Richard Brown, MD, and orthopedic surgeon, Jeffrey Hayer, MD.
This program consists of coordinated care for patients suffering from degenerative and rheumatologic joint conditions. The goal is to provide early intervention with appropriate therapies to restrict tissue destruction from arthritic conditions. Evaluation will include analysis of the feet, as poor foot positions can adversely affect the knees and hips. Options for affordable orthotic correction will be available. Adaptive equipment and splinting are offered for conditions affecting the upper extremities, in particular, the hands.
The program offers coordinated care in physical and occupational therapies, as well as nutritional services, orthopedics, and rheumatology. This program is the only comprehensive arthritis program in Franklin County.
Call 413-773-2227 for more information about Baystate Rehabilitation Care at Baystate Franklin Medical Center.