Avera Medical Group Rheumatology
Avera Medical Group Rheumatology provides comprehensive adult rheumatology services. Our team of skilled, experienced physicians is devoted to providing assessment, diagnosis and treatment of multiple autoimmune disorders and inflammatory conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system including joints, muscles and bones.
Located at the Avera Specialty Hospital on Louise Avenue in Sioux Falls, SD, our rheumatologists serve the entire Avera region including South Dakota, and portions of Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and Nebraska. Avera Medical Group Rheumatology is a department of Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center.
Our board-certified physicians provide expert care of autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. In autoimmune diseases, the immune system attacks various parts of the body, such as joints, leading to inflammation and damage. Some of the rheumatic conditions we treat include:
Region's Only Gout Clinic
The best approach to stopping gout pain and reducing the rate at which it recurs is with a comprehensive individualized plan of care. That's why we've set up the region's only dedicated Gout Clinic.
Gout is a treatable form of inflammatory arthritis and affects millions of men and women. It's caused by an accumulation of uric acid in the joints and soft tissues, leading to an inflammatory immune response. Left untreated, gout may lead to joint deformities, soft tissue nodules, bone erosion, possible kidney stones and an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease.
At the Gout Clinic, the third Thursday of each month, from 1 - 4 p.m., a team of physicians, nurses and a clinical pharmacist sees and treats patients with gout. This team develops and individualized treatment plan to most effectively address each patient's needs.
Treatment plans may consist of short-term and long-term medications, dietary changes and weight management.
If you are an established patient or a physician and you need to reach a rheumatologist other than during business hours, call 605-322-6625 to be connected with the on-call physician.
New Patient Forms
To save time, print and fill out these patient forms before your appointment: Medical History, Patient Information, Patient Letter, Health Questionnaire, Notice of Privacy Practices in English or en Español.
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