Rheumatology

UC San Diego Health rheumatologists deliver comprehensive non-surgical care to people with all types of chronic musculoskeletal and systemic autoimmune conditions.

If you have unresolved musculoskeletal pain or stiffness, or other unresolved inflammatory or autoimmune conditions, our rheumatologists can help. With advanced diagnostic tools such as musculoskeletal ultrasound, and familiarity with rheumatic conditions, we can identify treatments to alleviate discomfort and improve quality of life.

People are encouraged to seek out the expertise of a rheumatologist early. The sooner a condition is accurately diagnosed, the sooner appropriate treatment can begin. In some cases, early treatment can also slow disease progression.

Rheumatology Conditions Treated

Our physicians have expertise in diagnosing and treating both rare and common diseases, including:

Inflammatory Arthritis

Other Autoimmune Conditions

Other Types of Arthritis

Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies

Vasculitis

Clinical Trials

All UC San Diego Health's rheumatologists are involved in research or clinical trials to improve understanding and treatment of rheumatic diseases. Clinical trials may provide people with rheumatic conditions early access to promising, investigational therapies. Find a clinical trial.

Rheumatology Appointments & Referrals

Rheumatology Locations

La Jolla

Hillcrest

Encinitas

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