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Rheumatology & Infusion Services

Our board-certified rheumatologists provide specialized care to adults experiencing arthritis-related conditions or autoimmune diseases, such as gout and lupus.

Our rheumatologists work closely with your primary care provider to help you control and manage your condition.

CentraCare Rheumatology is a service of St. Cloud Hospital.

Why choose us?

  • Specialists in rheumatology (arthritis and autoimmune diseases)
  • Compassionate, skilled, caring physicians
  • Convenience - avoid the big city travel!
  • Online access to your medical record through MyChart

Types of conditions we treat

  • Rheumatoid arthritis: autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints.
  • Osteoarthritis: sometimes called degenerative joint disease or osteoarthrosis, is the most common form of arthritis.
  • Bursitis, tendinitis and other and other soft tissue rheumatic syndromes: inflammation or irritation of a tendon.
  • Psoriatic arthritis: a form of arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis.
  • Scleroderma: rare, progressive diseases that involve the hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues.
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica: an inflammatory disorder that causes widespread muscle aching and stiffness.
  • Myositis: inflammation of your skeletal muscles.
  • Lupus: chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs.
  • Gout: a form of arthritis that's characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness and tenderness in joints.
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome: autoimmune disease in which a person’s white blood cells attack their moisture-producing glands.
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis: chronic inflammatory disease that primarily causes pain and inflammation of the joints between the vertebrae of your spine and the joints between your spine and pelvis.
  • Lyme Disease: a tick-borne illness from the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi.
  • Raynaud’s Phenomenon: a condition in which cold temperatures or strong emotions cause blood vessel spasms that block blood flow to the fingers, toes, ears, and nose.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: damage to nerves in hands and wrists.
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa: a serious blood vessel disease in which small and medium-sized arteries become swollen and damaged.
  • Wegener’s Granulomatosis: uncommon disorder that causes inflammation of your blood vessels.

Treatment available

Most people manage their arthritis through a variety of non-surgical methods: proper medication, exercise, physical and occupational therapy, rest, joint protection and alternative therapies.


Common treatments offered:

  • DEXA scan (Bone densitometry for osteoporosis)
  • IV infusion for arthritis
  • IV infusion for gout
  • IV infusion for lupus
  • IV infusion for osteoporosis
  • Joint injections
  • Carpal tunnel injections

Appointment Scheduling

The initial physician consultation requires a referral from your primary health care provider. Appointments must be scheduled in advance with an initial referral from your primary care provider. If interpreting services are needed, please let us know when you schedule your appointment. You will need to bring your insurance information with you for each visit. Charges for services can be paid by insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, MinnesotaCare, private insurance) or by the individual. Most insurances are accepted.

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