The Penn State Health Approach to Rheumatology

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The rheumatology team at Penn State Health provides complete care for conditions that cause pain and swelling, such as arthritis, lupus and other autoimmune disorders. Diagnosis and treatment for rheumatic diseases can be complex, so you want an experienced team.

As the only academic medical center in central Pennsylvania, we offer leading-edge care for all types of rheumatic conditions. You work with specialists who provide the latest advancements, including approaches you can only find through clinical trials. Each year, thousands of people come to us for our rheumatology expertise.

When you come here, you work with a skilled, compassionate team that helps you live without pain and feel better as soon as possible.

Complete Care for a Full Range of Rheumatic Conditions

Our rheumatologists care for all types of rheumatologic diseases, including conditions that affect children [link to Penn State Health Children’s Hospital Rheumatology page]. These illnesses can affect many different areas of the body, including the musculoskeletal system, skin, blood vessels and organs. We develop a treatment plan that’s just for you, bringing in specialists as needed to ensure you get complete care.

We also work with physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists [link to Nutrition Services], pain management specialists, clinical social workers and nurse educators to help you manage symptoms and feel your best. Together with your primary care doctor, we make sure you have the care and support you need for optimal health and well-being.

Patients must be referred to Penn State Health by their primary care provider.

Support Groups

Lupus Support Group

This free support group is for people living with lupus and their family and friends and offers a safe place to learn, share and help...

This free support group is for people living with lupus and their family and friends and offers a safe place to learn, share and help. Led by trained volunteers who are also living with lupus, the group meets via teleconference and from 3 to 5 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at Giant Food Store, 3301 E. Trindle Road, Camp Hill, Pa. For information, email info@lupustristate.org or call 866-517-5070.

Arthritis Foundation Live Yes! Online Community

Exchange ideas, tips and experiences with others in the Arthritis Foundation’s online forums. Connect digitally when you can’t connect in person. Join the discussion at...

Exchange ideas, tips and experiences with others in the Arthritis Foundation’s online forums. Connect digitally when you can’t connect in person. Join the discussion at arthritis.org.

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Experts in Care

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Why Choose Penn State Health for Rheumatology

Central Pennsylvania families count on us for comprehensive diagnostics and treatment for rheumatic and autoimmune diseases.

Advanced Rheumatology Care

Rheumatic conditions can affect many different areas of the body and can have a variety of symptoms. We create a personalized treatment plan for each person — an approach that offers the best possible results. We offer:

  • Comprehensive treatment that incorporates leading-edge technology, the latest therapies and the wealth of resources and capabilities you can only find at university-affiliated health system like Penn State Health
  • Experienced, skilled rheumatologists who treat even the most complex and rare conditions
  • Personal attention, guidance and education to help you manage your condition and prevent symptoms and flareups
  • Care at three convenient central Pennsylvania locations

Expert, Team-Based Care Designed for You

We have the expertise to treat a wide range of conditions. Our rheumatologists work closely with specialists in dermatology, endocrinology, orthopedics, eye and vision care and more. We put together a team based on your specific needs.

Rheumatology Research and Clinical Trials

Penn State Health is looking for better ways to find and treat rheumatic and autoimmune diseases and improve patients’ quality of life. Our rheumatologists are conducting clinical trials for arthritis (rheumatoid and juvenile onset), systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, polymyositis, dermatomyositis and vasculitis. Find out if a rheumatology clinical trial is right for you.

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Behcet's disease
  • Connective tissue diseases
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Lyme disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout/calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Raynaudi’s Disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Soft-tissue inflammatory conditions
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Temporal arteritis
  • Vasculitis

Convenient Locations

Find the care your family needs, close to home, at one of our many locations throughout central Pennsylvania.

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