Rheumatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the illnesses that cause pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints and muscles.
Whether you have an inflammatory condition that needs specialized care or are experiencing discomfort and don’t know why, the Rheumatologists at MMI are here to help you find the answers and the treatments to bring relief from pain, and provide a better quality of life.
Do you have any of these symptoms?
- Fatigue & constant tiredness
- Skin rash on face, arms or body
- Muscle pain; recent or long-lasting
- Joint pain, swelling or stiffness
Understanding your health
The first step is to determine what is causing your symptoms. We carefully review your blood work, x-rays, and other diagnostic tests and spend time listening to you, getting an understanding of what your symptoms are and when they occur. We look at your overall health; taking into consideration medications, health history, activity level and lifestyle.
Our rheumatologists also utilize diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound. Imaging joints and soft tissue enables us to detect subtle changes in bones, tissues and tendons that x-rays often cannot detect.
Diagnosing your condition
Our next step is to determine what all this information means. We go through an extensive process of elimination to pinpoint the reason for your condition.
Once we have reached a diagnosis, we explain your condition and discuss the impact various treatments will have on your illness. Early detection and treatment often lead to better outcomes and improved quality of life. Treatments may include:
- non-narcotic medication
- physical therapy
- lifestyle changes
- infused medications
Just a few of the conditions our Rheumatologists treat:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Autoimmune Disease
- Raynaud’s Syndrome
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Rheumatolgy appointments available in both our Frederick and Hagerstown offices.
Neeti Bhargava, MD
Enrico T. Villanueva, MD
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