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Rheumatologist services offered in North Houston, Tomball, TX

Rheumatologists treat a vast range of conditions that often last a lifetime and can lead to serious disease or permanent joint damage. At the Rheumatology Clinic of Houston, experienced rheumatologist Qaiser Rehman, MD, completes in-depth exams and diagnostic tests, pinpointing the root cause of your symptoms. Then he creates individualized treatment plans that ease symptoms, slow the disease process, and restore optimal health. If your symptoms don’t improve or get worse, call the office in Tomball, Texas, today, or request an in-person or televisit online. 

What is a rheumatologist?

A rheumatologist specializes in diagnosing and treating immune disorders, autoimmune diseases, and rheumatic diseases affecting your muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. Rheumatic conditions are known for causing inflammation, pain, stiffness, and swelling.

What conditions do rheumatologists treat?

Dr. Rehman treats all types of rheumatic diseases, a group that numbers well over 100 conditions. A few examples include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendonitis
  • Sjögren’s disease
  • Scleroderma
  • Myopathies
  • Myositis
  • Vasculitis

Many rheumatic conditions are challenging to diagnose, especially since they have generic symptoms in their early stages. Dr. Rehman has the expertise to discover the cause of your symptoms and begin treatment as early as possible.

What symptoms indicate I need to see a rheumatologist?

Rheumatic diseases can affect any part of your body and cause a wide range of symptoms, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Fevers
  • Headaches
  • Skin rashes
  • Dry eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Muscle pain or tenderness
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Inflamed, swollen joints
  • Limited movement
  • Abdominal pain
  • Mouth ulcers

This list isn’t comprehensive, but it gives you a good idea of symptoms that signal it’s time to see Dr. Rehman for a thorough evaluation. Many rheumatic conditions are progressive. The earlier you get treatment, the more likely you are to slow down the disease and prevent tissue damage.

What services do rheumatologists provide?

Dr. Rehman begins by reviewing your medical history and symptoms and completing a physical exam. He runs blood tests using their full in-house lab. You may also need diagnostic imaging like a CT scan, ultrasound, X-ray, or MRI.

Your treatment depends on your diagnosis, symptom severity, and overall health. However, Dr. Rehman often uses:

  • Corticosteroids
  • Joint injections
  • Intravenous (IV) infusions (biologic medications)
  • Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Immunosuppressive medications
  • Anti-inflammatory diet
  • Dietary supplements
  • Exercise or physical therapy

The Rheumatology Clinic of Houston has a dedicated infusion suite staffed by highly qualified health professionals who administer and monitor your infusion.

Dr. Rehman participates in cutting-edge clinic research. Eligible patients who haven’t improved with conventional care and want to participate in research may receive new treatments.

If you have questions about your symptoms or want to schedule an appointment, call the Rheumatology Clinic of Houston or use online booking today. 

 

Notes: We provide full spectrum of services and care for all rheumatological conditions pertaining to musculoskeletal system and immune disorders, including full lab facilities, infusion suite, joint injections and clinical research.

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