Rheumatology - Arthritis

Arthritis and other conditions of the muscles, joints and bone can be painful and keeping you from living life fully. Rheumatology is the branch of medicine dedicated to diagnosing and treating these conditions.

Rheumatologists are doctors with specialized training in treating arthritis and other musculoskeletal (rheumatic) diseases including:

Learn about these and other rheumatic conditions at our online Health Encyclopedia.

Personalized Care for Rheumatic Conditions

The rheumatologists affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital can pinpoint your condition and help you find solutions for pain and inflammation, including the comprehensive range of services available at our Pain Management Clinic and Rehabilitation Services Department. We’ll help you understand your condition and work with you to develop a personalized care plan to improve your quality of life.

When to See a Rheumatologist

Everyone has achy muscles and joints from time to time, but when the pain is severe or lasts more than a few days, you should see your primary care doctor. Your doctor may consult with a rheumatologist or refer you to one if advanced care is needed. Some rheumatic conditions respond best to treatment in the early stages, so it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis as soon as possible.


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