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What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the medical specialty dedicated to healing and prevention of the many types of arthritis and related illnesses of the joints, muscles and bones. Rheumatic diseases and arthritis can afflict patients of all ages but are very common with seniors. Rheumatologists detect the underlying cause of chronic or severe back pain, neck pain, muscle pain or painful joints. Their expertise assists patients dealing with osteoarthritis, gout, tendonitis, and osteoporosis, among other diseases.

Offering Virtual Visits 7 Days A Week - Same Day Appointments Available

Get the care you need from the comfort of your home.

This option provides:

  • Easy access from a smartphone, tablet or computer.
  • Affordable options - many insurance plans cover the cost of a virtual visit with the same copay as an in-office visit. A $50 flat fee is also available.
  • Care Continuity - If you are an existing Health First Medical Group patient, your virtual visit provider will have access to your medical history and be able to coordinate follow-up care with your usual provider.
  • Providers can address a variety of routine, non-emergent health concerns.

To schedule a virtual or in-office appointment, call 321.434.3131.

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