Patient Care

 

2HospitalsOur 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
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis

In addition, we have clinical immunologists, experts at managing primary immunodeficiency.


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

Option 1 – Scheduling/Rescheduling /Referrals
Option 2 – Call Center /Nurses
Option 3 - UAB Highland’s Location
Option 4 - All other inquiries

FAX: 205-583-8060


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, MSPH
Sam Dalvi, MD
Laura B. Hughes, MD, MSPH
Aprajita Jagpal, MD
Kenneth G. Saag, MD, MSc
Jasvinder Singh, MD, MPH
David M. Spalding, MD
Beatriz Y. Hanaoka, MD
Niharika Sharma, MD


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

W. Winn Chatham, MD
Laura B. Hughes MD, MSPH
Robert P. Kimberly, MD
Jasvinder Singh, MD, MPH


Gout

S. Louis Bridges Jr, MD, PhD
Jeffrey R. Curtis, MD, MPH
Samuel Dalvi, MD
Angelo Gaffo, MD, MSPH
Laura B. Hughes MD, MSPH
Aprajita Jagpal MD
Kenneth G. Saag, MD, MSc
Jasvinder Singh, MD, MPH


Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Laura B. Hughes, MD, MSPH


Osteoarthritis

Samuel Dalvi, MD
Laura B. Hughes, MD, MSPH
Jasvinder Singh, MD, MPH


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

Samuel Dalvi, MD
Beatriz Hanaoka, MD
Laura B. Hughes MD, MSPH
Aprajita Jagpal, MD


Primary Immunodeficiencies/ Immunodeficiency Associated Autoimmunity

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


Seronegative Spondyloarthritis

Jeffrey Curtis, MD, MS, MPH
Maria Danila, MD, MSc, MSPH
Laura B. Hughes MD, MSPH
David M. Spalding, MD
Angelo Gaffo, MD, MSPH
Aprajita Jagpal, MD


Sjogren's Syndrome

Maria Danila, MD, MSc, MSPH


Connective Tissue Associated Interstitial Lung Disease

Maria Danila, MD, MSc, MSPH


Vasculitis

Sam Dalvi, MD
Angelo Gaffo, MD, MSPH
Aprajita Jagpal, 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 work closely with Vanessa Hill, CRNP.

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Vanessa Hill, CRNP

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound


Ultrasound
Our Division has two rheumatologists, Dr. Laura Hughes and Dr. Archana Jain, who are certified in imaging of joints and related structures using ultrasound.

 

 

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, and other UAB-affiliated hospitals. 

  

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