Patient Care

 

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Our faculty members evaluate and treat patients with arthritis
and related diseases.Among the types of arthritis we treat are:

 

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Psoriatic arthritis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other rheumatologic conditions we treat include:

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Scleroderma
  • Dermatomyositis and polymyositis
  • Vasculitis (for example, Wegener's granulomatosis)
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica


In addition, our rheumatologists are experts at managing:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis

Rheumatology Call Center at The Kirklin Clinic


We have established a Call Center for patients. The message center can be used for prescription refills, non-emergency medical issues or questions for our health care providers.


Telephone: (205)-996-7438
FAX: 205-583-8060

To reschedule a clinical appointment with a rheumatology provider, please call the Scheduling Office at 205-996-7438 
  

The Kirklin Rheumatology Clinic

Tiffany Baytop, RN, BSN
Nursing Supervisor
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Telephone: (205)-801-8435
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The UAB Highlands Rheumatology Clinic


Cori Ray, Manager
UAB Highlands Rheumatology Clinic
Telephone: (205) 930-8347
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Shannon Logan, RN
Nursing Supervisor
Telephone: (205) 930-8347
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Outpatient Clinical Services


Our clinical services are mostly based in the outpatient setting, with our physicians providing care at both The Kirklin Clinic at UAB and UAB Highlands Rheumatology Clinic.  The breadth of knowledge and large number of rheumatologists in our Division allows us to provide state-of-the-art care for patients by physicians interested and specialized in particular diseases, as shown below:

Rheumatoid Arthritis

S. Louis Bridges Jr, MD, PhD
Jeffrey R. Curtis, MD, MPH
Maria I. Danila, MD, MSc
Laura B. Hughes, MD, MSPH
Archana Jain, MD
Iris Y. Navarro, MD
Kenneth G. Saag, MD, MSc
Jasvinder Singh, MD, MPH
David M. Spalding, MD

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

W. Winn Chatham, MD
Barri J. Fessler, MD, MSPH
Archana Jain, MD
Robert P. Kimberly, MD
Martin Trojanowski, MD

Gout

S. Louis Bridges Jr, MD, PhD
Jeffrey R. Curtis, MD, MPH
Angelo Gaffo, MD, MSPH
Archana Jain, MD
Kenneth G. Saag, MD, MSc
Jasvinder Singh, MD, MPH

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Laura B. Hughes, MD, MSPH
Archana Jain, MD

Osteoarthritis

Laura B. Hughes, MD, MSPH

Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease

Jeffrey R. Curtis, MD, MPH
Sarah L. Morgan, MD, RD Kenneth G. Saag, MD, MSc

Periarthritis Syndromes (Bursitis, Tendonitis)

David M. Spalding, MD

Polymyositis/Dermatomyositis

Angelo Gaffo, MD, MSPH

Primary Immunodeficiencies/ Immunodeficiency Associated Autoimmunity

Harry W. Schroeder Jr, MD, PhD
W. Winn Chatham, MD

Scleroderma

Barri J. Fessler, MD, MSPH
Martin Trojanowski, MD

Seronegative Spondyloarthritis

David M. Spalding, MD

Vasculitis

Barri J. Fessler, MD, MSPH
Angelo Gaffo, MD, MSPH
Robert P. Kimberly, MD





Our rheumatologists work closely with specialists in musculoskeletal radiology to provide cutting-edge imaging techniques and interpretation of radiographs, CT scans, and MRI scans.  The Interdisciplinary Infusion Center at The Kirklin Clinic provides ready access to the latest FDA-approved intravenous medications for rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and osteoporosis. We also work closely with Martha Sanderson, CRNP and Vanessa Hill, CRNP.

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Martha Sanders, CRNP

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Vanessa Hill, CRNP

 

Hospital-based Rheumatology


In addition to outpatient rheumatology services, the UAB Division of Clinical Immunology provides high quality care for hospitalized patients with known or suspected rheumatologic conditions.  The rheumatology consultation service includes an attending physician, rheumatology fellows, medical residents, and medical students, and provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment recommendations for patients at UAB Hospital, UAB Highlands, the Birmingham VA Medical Center, Cooper Green Mercy Hospital, and other UAB-affiliated hospitals. 

  

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