UAB Medicine

Rheumatology Overview

Faculty and staff of the UAB Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology program address clinical problems involving the joints, muscles, soft tissues and connective tissues, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis, vasculitis, gout, and autoimmune diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system. The UAB Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology program employs a multidisciplinary approach, allowing physicians to collaborate on diagnoses and treatments of various forms of arthritis and connective tissue disease in both out-patient and in-patient settings.

Conditions Treated
Some conditions that may be treated by clinicians in the UAB Division of Clinical Immunology and UAB Rheumatology include:

  • Arthralgias (Joint Pain)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Primary ImmunodeficiencyDermatomyositis and Polymyositis
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Polymyalgia rheumatiac
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Raynaud’s Syndrome
  • Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis
  • Osteoporosis

Services Provided
Some services provided by UAB Rheumatology include:

  • Bone Density Testing
  • Comprehensive Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases
  • Complete Musculoskeletal Examinations
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Cutting-Edge Investigational Therapies
  • Immunosuppressive Drug Therapy for Autoimmune Disease
  • Infusion and Injection Medication Therapy
  • Referrals to Specialists and Subspecialists
  • Dermatologists
  • Nephrologists
  • Neurologists
  • Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Pulmonologists
  • And Many Others
  • Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Referrals
  • State-of-the-Art Imaging
  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasounds
  • Radiography (X-rays)