Rheumatology is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the muscles, bones, joints, ligaments and tendons. Often times, patients who have been diagnosed with these types of rheumatic ailments experience pain, swelling, and stiffness that can sometimes lead to joint deformities.
In addition, Oroville Hospital Rheumatology also treats another group of rheumatic diseases called “systemic autoimmune diseases”. This classification of disease causes a patient’s immune system to attack their own body, and leads to inflammation in areas of the body where it is not needed.
Examples of Rheumatic Conditions treated at Oroville Hospital include:
- Musculoskeletal Pain Disorders
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Various Autoimmune Diseases
Our rheumatologist, Dr. David Gibson, believes that treating patients as a whole, rather than just the presenting disease, is key to identifying and correcting the underlying cause of the condition. Dr. Gibson will also collaborate closely with your Primary Care Provider and other specialists to build a unique treatment plan that is comprehensive and encompasses all of your health care needs.
If you feel that you could benefit from seeing a rheumatologist, talk to your provider today for a referral. For more information about rheumatology services provided at Oroville Hospital, call (530)990-7430 or (530)532-8220.
Oroville Hospital Rheumatology
2450 Oro Dam Blvd.
Oroville, CA 95966