Autoimmune Diseases

There are a variety of autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, mixed connective tissue disease, lupus (SLE), and others. An autoimmune disease can manifest throughout the body – especially in the musculoskeletal system – in the form of joint pain and swelling. Your body mistakenly attacks healthy cells and can subsequently affect the skin, joints, lungs, heart, kidneys, blood vessels, and brain, causing a myriad of symptoms. It is important to be assessed early to receive a diagnosis and establish a treatment plan as the first step to a healthier future. 

The rheumatologists at IBJI specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of your autoimmune disease so you can continue living an active, fulfilling life.

When to See a Rheumatologist at IBJI

Consult a rheumatologist immediately when symptoms appear or you are concerned about autoimmune disorders. The faster our physicians can diagnose your condition, the faster we can put you on a treatment path. Our rheumatologists will perform a thorough history and physical exam in addition to laboratory testing and imaging tests to accurately diagnose and monitor your autoimmune condition. 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified rheumatologists so you can move better and live better.

Symptoms & Conditions

Common Symptoms

  • Darker or bloody urine
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Joint pain
  • Joint swelling/stiffness
  • Muscle pain
  • Oral ulcers
  • Rash
  • Sun sensitivity
  • Swollen glands
  • Unexplained fever
  • Weight loss


IBJI’s board-certified rheumatologists provide a comprehensive treatment approach. We work with each individual patient to create an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. This involves a detailed office visit and labs, which are conveniently located on-site. We can accurately diagnose your condition with the use of imaging, including X-rays, MRIs, and diagnostic ultrasound. We work with you to customize a treatment plan for your autoimmune disease. We offer pharmacological treatment at our state-of-the-art infusion center. In addition, we work in conjunction with physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nutrition to reduce flares, reduce pain, and improve quality of life.

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