Rheumatology

Rheumatology is the study, diagnosis, and medical treatment of arthritis and other painful conditions known as rheumatic diseases. Over one hundred different diseases may produce pain or arthritis. The field of rheumatology includes autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or scleroderma. Certain disorders of the muscle or bone are also included such as osteoporosis, fibromyalgia and polymyositis.

Osteoporosis Center

Today, 25 million people have osteoporosis. Women are four times more likely than men to develop the disease but men can also suffer from osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a debilitating bone disease where weak bones may lead to bone fractures. It can be prevented and treated. Without screening, though, patients often do not know they have osteoporosis until they break a bone.

At MANA Health Services, we offer DEXA bone densitometry, an advanced technology that is used to measure bone loss. This bone test is convenient and painless utilizing very low doses of radiation (approximately one tenth of a chest x-ray).

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, you may login to your myMANA account or request an appointment by phone at (479) 582-7330. At this time, the rheumatologist is only accepting patients established with a MANA provider.

PHYSICIANS & PROVIDERS

Thomas R. Dykman, MD
Rhonda R. Pauls, APRN