Republic County Hospital is proud to host a rheumatology outpatient clinic with Dr. Ken Baxa every Friday.
A Rheumatologist is an internist who has received advanced training in diagnosing and non-surgically treating what are called rheumatic diseases. These diseases can affect the joints, muscles, and bones. Symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and deformity.
Because permanent damage can occur over time if not treated properly, it's vital to be evaluated as soon as possible when you begin having symptoms. Early diagnosis and proper treatment by a Rheumatologist can make a big difference in your health and quality of life.
THE RHEUMATIC CONDITIONS WE SEE
Rheumatic disease includes more than 100 conditions, including all forms of arthritis. The common diseases treated by Rheumatologists include:
●Musculoskeletal pain disorders
●Bursitis and tendonitis
THE RHEUMATOLOGY SERVICES WE PROVIDE
Dr. Baxa is able to provide an accurate diagnosis and attentive management for rheumatic disease. Our services include:
●Comprehensive diagnostic resources including bone densitometry (Dexa scan), lab testing, and diagnostic imaging
●Infusion services to treat conditions such as lupus, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis
●Guidance on lifestyle modifications
When surgery is necessary, Dr. Baxa provides referrals to orthopedic surgeons or other appropriate surgical specialists.
To schedule your appointment with Dr. Baxa, please call the outpatient clinic coordinator at 785-527-6004.