The experienced rheumatologists at Hill Country Memorial are experts in the diagnosis and treatments of conditions and diseases related to the joints and connecting tissue including all types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis, and autoimmune conditions like lupus and vasculitis. Rheumatology also concerns chronic joint pain, connective tissue disorders, Raynaud’s phenomenon and gout.
Our rheumatologists also work with many other physicians including kidney specialists (nephrology), lung specialists (pulmonology), infectious disease experts, and neurologists to treat the causes and effects of arthritic and autoimmune conditions.
To determine a diagnosis, a rheumatologist compiles a thorough medical history, discusses a patient’s current symptoms in detail, and may order basic lab tests.
Because of the complexity and demand of this field, please seek a referral from your primary physician to see a rheumatologist.