World-Class Care, Expertly Coordinated
Autoimmune rheumatic diseases — the most common being rheumatoid arthritis — affect the lives of millions of people in the United States. Autoimmune illnesses are those in which the body attacks itself, producing antibodies against one’s own tissues and leading to intense inflammation in — and potential damage of — multiple organs. This inflammation may show up in many ways such as blurry vision, kidney failure, muscle weakness, rashes, shortness of breath, and even heart attacks.
This wide range of potential symptoms and issues requires a team of doctors with comprehensive experience. And ColumbiaDoctors Rheumatology offers just that: Our highly trained, board-certified rheumatologists provide the highest level of coordinated care for thousands of patients with arthritis, systemic lupus, scleroderma, myositis, and other systemic autoimmune conditions. ColumbiaDoctors rheumatologists lead their class in patient care, medical education, and world-class research aimed at finding the cures and causes of arthritis and other autoimmune disorders.
We are a recognized leader and innovator in rheumatology treatments and research, conducting studies and clinical trials aimed at better understanding the science behind, and treatment of, joint and inflammatory disorders. All of our physicians are affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian — routinely ranked among the nation’s top hospitals — and they bring knowledgeable, experienced care to each patient.
ColumbiaDoctors Rheumatology provides the best treatments available based on the latest advances in the field of autoimmune rheumatic diseases. We coordinate care with subspecialists as needed — including orthopedists, cardiologists, nephrologists, pulmonologists, and obstetrician/gynecologists — all working in concert toward a common goal: to improve patients’ daily lives.
Conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and spondyloarthritis can be debilitating. The Inflammatory Arthritis Center offers the latest therapies for inflammatory arthritis conditions in a caring, compassionate setting.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by periodic episodes of inflammation of and potential damage to kidneys, lungs, skin, and nervous system. Our Lupus Center provides the highest level of care and the latest treatments for patients with this disease.
All forms of myositis involve persistent muscle inflammation, resulting in weakness and occasional pain in the muscles, as well as potential involvement with skin and lungs. ColumbiaDoctors rheumatologists work closely with patients to tailor treatments to their individual needs.
Degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthritis (OA), is the most common form of arthritis, affecting almost 30 million Americans. ColumbiaDoctors rheumatologists work with a team of specialists, including orthopedists, should joint replacement become necessary.
Scleroderma is characterized by thickening of the skin but also frequently involves the lungs and digestive tract. Each case is unique. Our newly formed Scleroderma Center combines extensive clinical expertise with cutting-edge research to provide expert care for patients with scleroderma.
Sjögren's syndrome is one of the most prevalent autoimmune diseases, with over 4 million Americans affected. Typical symptoms include dry eyes and mouth, arthritis, and rash. We work closely with physicians and dentists across ColumbiaDoctors to provide multidisciplinary care for patients with this condition.
Our rheumatologists are committed to integrated care for patients with vasculitis. We have particular expertise in treating rare forms of vasculitis, such as Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA), Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA), and Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA).