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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Rheumatology & Infusion Services

Central Minnesota Arthritis Treatment

Having aches and pains isn’t something that you “just have to live with.” We can help with rheumatic conditions (autoimmune diseases), which cause your body’s immune system to malfunction and start attacking healthy parts of the body. You may be familiar with common rheumatic conditions such as gout, lupus and arthritis.

Our board-certified rheumatologists provide specialized care to adults dealing with these conditions. They will work closely with your primary care provider to help you control and manage pain.

CentraCare Rheumatology is a service of St. Cloud Hospital

Why Choose Us?

  • Specialists in rheumatology (arthritis and autoimmune diseases)
  • Compassionate, skilled, caring physicians
  • Convenience - avoid the big city travel!
  • Online access to your medical record through MyChart

Types of Conditions We Treat

  • Rheumatoid arthritis: autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints.
  • Bursitis, tendinitis and other and other soft tissue rheumatic syndromes: inflammation or irritation of a tendon.
  • Psoriatic arthritis: a form of arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis.
  • Scleroderma: rare, progressive diseases that involve the hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues.
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica: an inflammatory disorder that causes widespread muscle aching and stiffness.
  • Myositis: inflammation of your skeletal muscles.
  • Lupus: chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs.
  • Gout: a form of arthritis that's characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness and tenderness in joints.
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome: autoimmune disease in which a person’s white blood cells attack their moisture-producing glands.
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis: chronic inflammatory disease that primarily causes pain and inflammation of the joints between the vertebrae of your spine and the joints between your spine and pelvis.
  • Raynaud’s Phenomenon: a condition in which cold temperatures or strong emotions cause blood vessel spasms that block blood flow to the fingers, toes, ears, and nose.
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa: a serious blood vessel disease in which small and medium-sized arteries become swollen and damaged.
  • ANCA-associated vasculitis: uncommon disorder that causes inflammation of your blood vessels.

Treatments

Most people manage their arthritis through a variety of non-surgical methods: proper medication, exercise, physical and occupational therapy, rest, joint protection and alternative therapies.

Common treatments offered:

  • Medication therapy (including IV infusions) for autoimmune conditions, including Rheumatoid arthritis and Lupus
  • Joint and bursal injections

Appointment Scheduling

The initial physician consultation requires a referral from your primary health care provider. Appointments must be scheduled in advance with an initial referral from your primary care provider. If interpreting services are needed, please let us know when you schedule your appointment. You will need to bring your insurance information with you for each visit. Charges for services can be paid by insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, MinnesotaCare, private insurance) or by the individual. Most insurances are accepted.

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