Who is a rheumatologist?

A rheumatologist is a physician who is qualified by additional training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones. Many rheumatologists conduct research to determine the cause and better treatments for these disabling and sometimes fatal diseases. Rheumatologists treat arthritis, certain autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal pain disorders and osteoporosis. There are more than 100 types of these diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, osteoporosis, and tendonitis.

How can I prepare for the first visit?

You do not have to do anything special to prepare for the visit. You may want to write down any questions you would like me to answer, as you may forget them during the session. Please come 30 minutes prior to the initial visit to fill out some basic paperwork.

What is your fax or phone number?

   Phone # 803-462-2824
   Fax # 803-386-0283

What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?

For new patients, please complete the new patient forms. For ALL patient visits, please bring your current insurance cards, any prescription medication bottles, plus any over the counter medicines you are currently taking.

Can I pay my past due balances, bills or other payments at my appointment?

Yes, we accept cash, personal checks, and all major credit cards.

How early do I need to arrive for my appointment?

Each new patient is asked to arrive 30 minutes early to complete registration and other paperwork. Returning patients are requested to arrive 15 minutes early so we may verify and update any information as needed.

How I can reach you?

For any patient questions or concerns contact our office. Details in the contact us section link above or the homepage of the website. All calls are "triaged" or answered and will be returned by the end of the next business day. Please allow 48 hours for all prescription refills to be completed.For emergencies during evenings, weekends, public holidays and after hours please call 911. All other calls made during evenings, weekends, holidays, and after hours will be returned promptly before the end of the next business day.