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Mission Statement

Rheumatic disease can be life changing for patients and their families. Paducah Rheumatology provides patients with prompt, compassionate care to fight those challenges and empowers patients to live their best lives.  
Our team will accomplish this mission by providing compassion, delivering prompt care and
educating the patient so that we are their arthritis solution.

COVID 19 Response (8/2020)

As you know, the pandemic is ongoing. Spread in our community is slow but steady, and infectious risk is likely higher in our area now than it was in the early months of the pandemic.


Please, please, wear a mask in all public indoor settings, and outdoors when physical distancing is not feasible. Data is clear that this helps! 


It remains critical that we protect both you (our patients) and our staff, as we provide your rheumatologic care.


For return visits, our staff will continue to call you ahead of your visit, both to screen for infectious symptoms, and to offer the option of converting to a telehealth visit.


Telehealth visits are widely covered by insurance, and especially if you are doing well, the safest option. Our staff will walk you through how to log onto our Healow platform. FaceTime is an option as backup for those who cannot access Healow. For those of you who have acute needs, who might need a joint injection or other intervention, or who simply prefer, we remain available as always, for in person visits.


Per state regulations, if we see you in person, at least for now, the following restrictions apply:

-You must wear a mask. Cloth is fine. If you come in without a mask, we will not be able to see you. Due to limited supply, we may not be able to provide you with a mask.

-After check in, if our nurses are not immediately ready for you, you must wait in your car. You will not be allowed to wait in the waiting room.

-No family members are allowed in the office with patients, unless the patient has special (mental or physical) needs.

-We will be checking temperatures (as we do now) and pre-screening for any infectious symptoms. Please do not come in if you are sick.

-We will be doing our best to maintain distancing guidelines at all times and aggressively cleaning surfaces between patient visits. We also will be in masks and gloves.

Again, these are state regulations, not our rules!

Thanks for your patience during this difficult time! We know its been as hard (or harder) on you, as it has been on us.
We will continue striving to meet your needs in any way possible. 

Dr. Phillips, Jessica Frizzell PA-C, Valerie Smith APRN, and the Pad Rheum Staff

Taking care of your health

On site Laboratory

Open 5 days a week

Accepting most major insurance plans

Short waiting times