Patient care

Providing multidisciplinary clinical care to patients living with rheumatic disease.

The Division of Rheumatology is committed to providing innovative, state-of-the-art and timely clinical care to patients across Southern Alberta. Through a strong network of outpatient clinics, our faculty and practicing physicians diagnose and treat a variety of rheumatic diseases, and offer resources to help patients better live with their conditions. Our clinical sites also serve as research hubs - providing opportunities for participation in clinical trials and other research studies.

Clinics are supported through collaborations with Alberta Health Services, the provincial Strategic Clinical Networks and the Pan-PCN Health Systems Support Working Group. This has helped us to improve the time from referral to seeing the patient and has allowed us to provide tools to better manage patients in primary care. A physician referral is required for all of our Clinics. Please discuss with your family doctor or physician.

Conditions we treat

Physicians within the Department of Rheumatology diagnose, treat and help patients better manage a range of autoimmune and inflammatory conditions that affect the bones, muscles, connective tissue and blood vessels. These can include SpondyloarthropathyLupus, Rheumatoid and other forms of inflammatory arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome, Scleroderma, Vasculitis and various other types of rheumatic disease.

We also work closely with the outstanding clinicians within the Department of Pediatrics to help treat children and adolescents living with rheumatic diseases. One of our joint initiatives is The Southern Alberta Young Adult Rheumatic Disease (YARD) Network - a network of healthcare providers including rheumatologists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, registered nurses and social workers who work collaboratively to promote successful patient transitions from pediatric to10 adult rheumatology care. Programs and services are primarily delivered through the YARD Clinic located at the Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, as well as through participating care teams at South Health Campus, Calgary community and Lethbridge clinic locations.

UCMG

UCMG Clinics

UCMG clinics are operated by the University of Calgary Medical Group, in collaboration with Alberta Health Services.

Specialty Clinics

Specialty Clinics

Specialty clinics provide disease-specific care and specialized patient programs for a range of rheumatic conditions.

Community & Outreach Clinics

Community & Outreach Clinics

Community rheumatology clinics are solo practices operated by members of our division

Resources for patients

Looking for resources to help manage your condition?

Visit our Patient Resources section to access evidence-based information designed to help you understand and manage your condition.

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