About Paducah Rheumatology


Paducah Rheumatology is a two physician practice dedicated to the treatment of arthritis and connective tissue diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, scleroderma, gout, vasculitis, and other inflammatory disorders. Many exciting new therapies are available for autoimmune diseases! We are located in the Lourdes Medical Pavilion Suite 206. We offer on-site infusions, lab and diagnostic services, as well as joint injections
What is a Rheumatologist?
A Rheumatologist is a physician who is qualified, by additional training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones. After four years of medical school and three years of training in internal medicine, rheumatologists devote an additional two to three years in specialized rheumatology training. Most rheumatologists who plan to treat patients choose to become board certified. Upon completion of their training, they must pass a rigorous exam conducted by the American Board of Internal Medicine to become certified.
Rheumatologists treat arthritis, autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal pain disorders and osteoporosis. There are more than 100 types of these diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, back pain, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia and tendonitis.
It is important to establish a correct diagnosis early so that appropriate treatment can be initiated. Some of these are very serious disease that should be diagnosed and treated early.