The Seattle Arthritis Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic comprised of experts specializing in the medical diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and inflammatory illnesses including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoporosis and many others.
In addition to board-certified rheumatologists, our provider team includes rheumatology nurse practitioners, a mental health counselor, psychologist, and a nutritionist who all work together to care for you as a whole person. Our support staff of nurses and assistants have special training in rheumatology and are the “engine” that makes our clinic run.
Diagnostic tools available in the office include ultrasound, xrays, bone density scans and lab tests.
Our team is committed to empowering, patient-centered care focused on preventing tissue destruction and improving function. We are committed to helping you manage your illness through education, coaching and care coordination.
What is Rheumatology?
Rheumatology is the non-surgical subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on common and complex problems that may affect the entire body, and frequently involves the musculoskeletal system. Such diseases include: rheumatoid arthritis; gout; lupus; scleroderma; osteoporosis; and spondylitis. Common problems such as tendonitis, back pain, bursitis and carpel tunnel syndrome can be a result of rheumatologic disorders as well.
There are more than 100 types of rheumatological disorders, some of which are very serious and difficult to diagnose and treat.
Continuity of Care Policy
The physicians of The Seattle Arthritis Clinic are committed to providing their patients with the best care possible, and feel strongly that continuity of care is integral to the delivery of care. Continuity of care is the process by which the patient and the physician are cooperatively involved in ongoing healthcare management with the goal of high quality, cost-effective medical care.
Billing & Insurance
The Seattle Arthritis Clinic accepts Medicare and most major insurance plans. Please contact your insurance company to verify benefits prior to your visit, or contact us with any questions. Your insurance may require you to pay a co-payment at the time of your appointment. (This is typically noted on the front or back of your insurance card.) Please bring your insurance card and photo ID to your appointment.
For more information, please visit the UW Medicine Billing & Insurance section.
To fax documents, please use the clinic fax number: 206.668.6178