Patients having arthritis or experiencing other rheumatic problems can now have specialized care at Premier. Rheumatic diseases and conditions can be very complex; patients benefit from seeing a specialist. Rheumatologists can be in scarce supply in many areas. Often people struggle to get appointments – until now.
Rheumatologists see many acute and chronic conditions in addition to the common cases of arthritis. Other conditions (Lupus, Gout, etc.) that cause pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints, skin, and muscles can have extensive impact on a patient’s ability to perform daily activities and lead a normal lifestyle. Dr. Tang consults with the patient to assess the signs of a problem and overall functionality. This may include in-office ultrasound examination. He also works with patients and concerned family members on managing chronic conditions and coping with the challenges.