About Our Rheumatology Services

Rheumatologists treat patients who are suffering from disturbances in their joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons and blood vessels. Some of the more common conditions rheumatologists see include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus and osteoporosis. Aging, autoimmune dysfunctions and/or metabolic imbalances tend to contribute to these types of conditions.

Recognized nationally for excellence, Lahey’s Rheumatology Department strives to provide every patient with a thorough initial exam and diagnosis, followed by a personalized, innovative treatment plan. Understanding that timely response is crucial when treating patients with rheumatic conditions, a highly qualified nurse practitioner — working under the supervision of a rheumatologist — is available to answer questions and evaluate, educate and treat patients.

The rheumatology team is part of a group of clinicians at Lahey dedicated to the treatment of musculoskeletal disease. When necessary, we consult with our colleagues in endocrinology, physical and occupational therapy, orthopedic surgery, pain management, hand surgery and other areas, ensuring that you receive the most comprehensive care possible.

The Department of Rheumatology at Lahey welcomes you and stands ready to answer your questions and serve your needs.

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Rheumatology Appointments & Referrals

Patients may call directly for appointments at 978-304-8030.

Physicians can make referrals by calling our referring physician appointment line at 781-744-8899.

To schedule an urgent referral or to speak with a member of our staff, please call our office at 781-744-8551 and press “3” to bypass the recorded message.

Conditions & Treatments

The rheumatologists at Lahey are experts in the treatment of a broad range of arthritic and rheumatic conditions, including:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome
  • Arthritis associated with inflammatory bowel disease
  • Bursitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint problems in patients with renal disease
  • Lung and pulmonary disorders in rheumatic disease
  • Mixed cryoglobulinemia
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Temporal arteritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Vasculitis and systemic vasculitis