Pediatric Rheumatology

Welcoming Dr. Joshi to C4K!

Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is thrilled to welcome Dr. Saumya Joshi to our provider team. His expertise in the field of Pediatric Rheumatology is a significant addition to our organization, and we recognize the profound impact his presence will have on the children and families in our community. 

The arrival of Dr. Joshi addresses a critical need that has long been felt, ensuring that young patients in our region receive specialized care tailored to their unique medical conditions. Rheumatic diseases can be particularly challenging to diagnose and manage in children and adolescents, and having a specialist of Dr. Joshi’s caliber at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation signifies a substantial step forward in improving the quality of care available to these young individuals.

What is Pediatric Rheumatology?

Pediatric Rheumatology is a specialized medical field that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases in children and adolescents. Rheumatic diseases encompass a wide range of conditions that primarily affect the musculoskeletal system, including joints, muscles, bones, and sometimes other organ systems. These diseases are often characterized by inflammation, autoimmune responses, and chronicity, and they can cause a variety of symptoms, such as joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and sometimes skin rashes, fevers, and fatigue.

Some common rheumatic diseases seen in Pediatric Rheumatology include juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), juvenile dermatomyositis, and vasculitis, among others. These conditions can be complex and require specialized care to manage effectively.

Treatment options in Pediatric Rheumatology may include medications to manage inflammation and pain, physical therapy to improve joint function and mobility, and in some cases, lifestyle modifications or surgical interventions. The goal of Pediatric Rheumatology is to enhance the quality of life for young patients with rheumatic diseases, minimize pain and discomfort, prevent joint damage, and help them lead active and healthy lives. Early diagnosis and timely intervention are crucial in achieving these objectives, and ongoing research and advancements in the field continue to improve the care available to children and adolescents with rheumatic conditions.

Rheumatology Service Highlights:

  • Daily Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic (Monday to Friday)
  • Comprehensive Rheumatology Laboratory Studies
  • Onsite XR (Radiography)
  • Realtime Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Fluoroscopy-guided Intra Articular Steroid Injections for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Infusion Clinic for IV Immunomodulatory Therapies
  • Telemedicine Appointments 
  • On-call Providers for After Hours Care
  • Onsite Physical Therapy
  • Behavioral Health Consultations
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