Rheumatologist specialize in the musculoskeletal disease and autoimmune conditions commonly referred to as rheumatic diseases. These commonly affect joints, muscles and bones causing pain, swelling, stiffness and deformity. They can also affect the eyes, skin, nervous system and internal organs.
Everyone experiences muscle and joint pain from time to time. When the muscle and joint pain is not resolving as one would expect, additional evaluation may be needed. Your primary care physician should be seen for the first evaluation. If there is concern for an underlying rheumatic condition, he/she will refer you to rheumatology for further evaluation.
Earlier referral should be made if you have relatives with autoimmune conditions or rheumatic diseases (as these conditions can run in families) or if you experience rapid worsening of your symptoms.
For more information, or to make an appointment, please call (513) 612-1111
Sonal Bhalla, MD, MPH
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4805 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45212