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Rheumatology Clinic

What is rheumatology?

Rheumatology helps address inflammation or pain in muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, or tissue. These conditions are known collectively as systemic rheumatic diseases. Some rheumatic diseases can also affect blood vessels, skin, nerves and most internal organs. Rheumatic diseases including arthritis, osteoporosis and tendonitis, joint disorders and certain autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and scleroderma.

How are these services performed?

Since rheumatic diseases affect everyone differently, your health care team will work with you to decide which treatment is best for you. At a Horizon clinic, your health care team includes a rheumatologist, clinic nurses, and staff. They provide diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care to patients.

How do I access these services?

If you are experiencing constant stiffness or pain in your muscles or joints, please talk with your family physician or primary health care provider. You may then be referred to a Horizon rheumatology clinic for testing.

How do I prepare for this service?

No preparation is required. If you have specific questions or goals, please share them with the health care provider working with you.

You may wish to make a list of what you want to discuss with the rheumatologist. Many patients find it helpful to write a list of their concerns since writing these concerns ensures they don’t forget anything.

Horizon locations offering this service:

Facility Name Address Phone
The Moncton Hospital 135 MacBeath Ave., Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 6Z8 506-857-5111

Facility Name Address Phone
Saint John Regional Hospital 400 University Ave., Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4L2 506-648-6000
Sussex Health Centre 75 Leonard Dr., Sussex, New Brunswick, E4E 2P7 506-432-3100
Fundy Health Centre 34 Hospital Street, PO Box 1298, Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick, E5H 1K2 506-456-4200
Campobello Island Health Centre 640 Route 774, (On the Ground floor of Campobello Nursing Home), Welshpool, New Brunswick, E5E 1A5 506-752-4100