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Department of Rheumatology

Department of Rheumatology

Rheumatology is the subspecialty of internal medicine that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases affecting the joints, muscles, connective tissues, soft tissues around the joints and bones and the immune system.

Rheumatologists must become board certified in Internal Medicine by completing seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training.  Then, for an additional two to three years, they study conditions specific to the musculoskeletal system – arthritis, certain autoimmune diseases and osteoporosis.  Rheumatologists are specially trained to do the detective work necessary to discover the cause of swelling and pain.  It could be one of more than 100 diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, back pain, osteoporosis,  or tendonitis.

Rheumatology Staff

Physicians

Office Locations

Gainesville

1240 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SE
Suite 500
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770)536-9864

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Braselton

Medical Plaza 1
5875 Thompson Mill Road
Suite 140
Hoschton, GA 30548
(770) 536-9864

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
The first three Tuesdays of each month.

Athens

3320 Old Jefferson Road
Bldg. 400
Athens, GA 30607
(800) 820-6432

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday and the first and third Thursday of each month.

To Schedule an Appointment

Call (770) 536-9864 or (800) 820-6432.  Please note that some physicians may not presently be accepting new patients as their practices may have reached capacity.

After Hours / Emergencies

In case of an after hours emergency call the Northeast Georgia Medical Center at (770) 219-9000 and ask to speak with the on-call physician for the Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic.  The hospital operator will take a message and have the doctor return your call.