Rheumatologists provide care for patients with autoimmune inflammatory conditions. These are illnesses in which the body attacks itself, producing antibodies against one’s own tissues and leading to intense inflammation within multiple organs and tissues. This inflammation may be manifested in many ways such as arthritis, kidney failure, rashes, muscle weakness, blurry vision, shortness of breath and even heart attacks. Our rheumatologists and other healthcare professionals provide the highest level of care in all areas of autoimmune inflammatory conditions. The usual illnesses seen by rheumatologists that embody these different patterns of inflammation include:


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  • To prepare for your appointment, make a list of all prescription and over-the-counter medications you take. Include the dosage and frequency with which you take them. Please bring the list with you to your appointment.
  • First-time office consultations typically require an hour long appointment.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment for registration.
  • It is not necessary to fast for your first visit, unless you are instructed to do so by the doctor.
  • If you are not a current Columbia/NYP patient, please bring your outside medical records with you or ask your doctor to fax them to us at 212.342.6835.
  • A brief medication information form will need to be completed at each visit.
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