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Rheumatology

Rheumatology in Bozeman, MT

The latest, technologically advanced medications are proving effective in treating disfiguring, incapacitating joint disease. Medication and exercise are reducing the effects of age as well as wear and tear on our joints. Treatments for autoimmune disease, such as rheumatoid athritis, are more helpful than ever, and getting better.

CONDITIONS TREATED INCLUDE:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Pain disorders affecting joints
  • Osteoporosis
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Scleroderma
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Vasculitis

COMMON DIAGNOSES

Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common chronic inflammatory arthritis and classically involves multiple small joints of both hands and/or feet. It can also involve other joints including the knees, ankles, elbows, and shoulders. Patients awaken with joint stiffness and pain that can last for hours but improves with activity. Over time, the persistent inflammation can lead to severe malformations and disability.

Osteoporosis is a disease causing decreased bone mass and abnormal, weakened bone structure. Osteoporosis, which places a person at increased risk of fracture, affects approximately 10 million people in the U.S. People with osteopenia (low bone mass to a lesser degree than osteoporosis) are also at risk of fracture.

A lot of progress has occurred over the last twenty years in understanding the immunological processes underlying many of the inflammatory joint diseases. Our specialists have access to new imaging modalities that can diagnose diseases earlier and multiple medication options that can help patients return to normal function.

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John W. McCahan MD
John W. McCahan MD
Bozeman Health Rheumatology Clinic
931 Highland Blvd., Suite 3260
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 414-2410

Rheumatology(Board Certified)

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Melissa R. Reily MD
Melissa R. Reily MD
Bozeman Health Rheumatology Clinic
931 Highland Blvd., Suite 3260
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 414-2410

Rheumatology(Board Certified)

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