Rheumatic diseases include any diseases that cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in joints or other supportive body structures, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. In fact, the group of arthritis diseases falls under the category of rheumatic diseases.
Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are often mistakenly associated with old age, because osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis) occurs more often among older persons. However, arthritis and other rheumatic diseases affect people of all ages.
Our team of specialists are leaders in the field of rheumatology. After a diagnosis, we discuss treatment plan options with our patients to help make it so having a rheumatic disease doesn’t have to necessarily limit your lifestyle. With proper management, a rheumatic disease often does not have to hinder your daily activities.
Conditions We Treat
Deanna Allred is a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. She is employed by the Department of Internal Medicine and works in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Utah and specializes in Rheumatology. Her focus is clinical practice however is also involved in rheumatology clinical research at the University of Utah. She gradua... Read More
Michael Battistone, MD, is an Associate Professor at the George E. Whalen Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System. As an internist and rheumatologist, his clinical interests include the evaluation and management of shoulder pain and knee pain in the ambulatory setting, and in caring for patients with osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arth... Read More
Grant W. Cannon is Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Utah and Associate Chief of Staff for Academic Affiliations at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. He received his education and postgraduate training at the University of Utah, completing his Doctor of Medicine Degree in 1979, Internal Medicine Residency in 198... Read More
Dr. Clegg received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Utah. He subsequently completed an Internal Medicine residency and fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals. He joined the faculty in 1982 in the Division of Rheumatology and became a Professor of Medicine in 1993. He has been Chief o... Read More
Tracy M. Frech, M.D., M.S. completed a combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics internship and residency at the University of Utah in 2005. She then finished a two-year Rheumatology fellowship in 2007 and Master in Clinical Investigation in 2009. Upon completion of her fellowship she joined the faculty in the Division of Rheumatology, and is currentl... Read More
Christopher G. Jackson, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. As a rheumatologist, his research interests include the clinical investigation of novel therapies for rheumatologic disease with a particular focus on inflammatory arthritis. Jackson received his MD from ... Read More
Curry Koening, M.D., M.S., is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah and Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Koening is a Rheumatologist whose primary clinical interest is in vasculitis. Dr. Koening received his M.D. degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in 2000. He completed hi... Read More
Dr.Kunkel received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and completed his internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowships at the University of Utah. Dr. Kunkel joined the faculty in 2004 in the Division of Rheumatology and is currently an assistant professor of medicine. He is seeing patie... Read More
Karla L. Miller, M.D., is assistant professor in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Utah--Department of Internal Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of New Mexico-School of Medicine, and completed both her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship training at the University of Utah in Salt Lak... Read More
Allen Sawitzke, MD, is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics. As a Rheumatologist, his clinical interests include advancing the care of patients with connective tissue disorders and caring for rheumatic disease patients whose disease treatment is complicated by concurrent pregnancy or clotting disorders. He actively... Read More
Jessica Walsh, MD, is an Instructor at the University of Utah School of Medicine and George E. Wahlen Veteran Affairs Medical Center. As a Rheumatologist, her clinical interests include psoriatic diseases and spondyloarthritis. She developed and serves as the Director of the Spondyloarthritis Clinic. She is the Co-Director of the Combined Psoriatic... Read More
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