Some rheumatic and autoimmune diseases can be difficult to identify in their early stages. At the Institute for Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases at Overlook Medical Center, our health care team is trained to recognize the symptoms and make a correct diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can begin early.
Conditions treated at the Institute for Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases at Overlook Medical include:
Defining the disease is the necessary first step, without which expectations are unclear and treatment imprecise. Our board-certified rheumatologists combine detailed physical examinations, careful history and sophisticated immunologic and imaging tests to achieve a quick and accurate diagnosis. Many of these same tests may be useful later for monitoring the disease or the effectiveness of treatments.