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Overview

The Division of Rheumatology at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital deals primarily with the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and autoimmune diseases. Our mission is the prevention, cure and relief of suffering from arthritis and rheumatic diseases, providing patient-centered, integrated care guided by research-based evidence.

Our practice of integrating clinical care with leading-edge research in every area of rheumatology puts us shoulder-to-shoulder with the world's most renowned hospitals. Our program is one of 8 centers in the United States funded by a Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Centers (MCRC) (P60) grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. The arthritis center's multidisciplinary team diagnoses and treats arthritic, rheumatic and autoimmune disorders.

Services

The Rheumatology staff consults with colleagues in Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Rehabilitation Medicine to provide the best possible patient care. We offer special expertise in diagnosing and treating:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systematic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • The management of rheumatic diseases during pregnancy
  • Bursitis
  • Gout and other crystal-induced arthropathies
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Vasculitis

Because rheumatology involves more than just one organ system, our rheumatology staff consults with pulmonary, cardiology and nephrology specialists, as well as colleagues in orthopaedic surgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Our staff also works closely with dermatology specialists in areas such as psoriasis, lupus and many other diseases that have important skin manifestations.

Why Choose Us

Northwestern Medicine facilities offer access to world-class patient care across the greater Chicagoland area and Northern Illinois. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the #1 hospital in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report, our clinical and administrative staff and medical and science faculty come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

With Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, we’re dedicated to consistently providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient-focused care. We seek to improve the health of the communities, individuals, family and friends we serve by delivering a broad range of services with leading medicine and compassion. Because what makes us better, makes you better.