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Twin Cities Orthopedics is set to introduce rheumatology as a new specialty service this summer.To Schedule: Call 952-345-7701 and learn more and schedule. No referral needed.

Rheumatic conditions can make everyday activities difficult. These conditions affect your joints, bones, muscles, and tendons, and are often caused by inflammation due to an autoimmune disorder. When your immune system mistakenly attacks and damages healthy tissues in your joints, it can lead to pain, stiffness, and swelling, making it difficult to move around freely. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a rheumatic condition, it’s important to seek medical attention to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Rheumatologic conditions can also impact other systems of your body, including your skin, eyes, lungs, kidneys, and blood vessels.

At TCO, we offer comprehensive care for patients with musculoskeletal and rheumatic conditions. Our team of board-certified rheumatologists uses the latest technology and treatments to manage a wide range of conditions. We take a patient-centered approach, tailoring our treatment plans to your specific needs and goals. From medication management to infusion therapy, we are dedicated to providing compassionate care to improve your overall health and quality of life.

Our team of physicians will start seeing patients on the dates outlined below. They will be practicing at our Eagan, Hudson, Stillwater, and Woodbury locations.

  • Paul H. Sufka, MD – June 19
  • Sharon L. Frattalone, DO – July 5
  • Marty T. Mertens, MD – July 10
  • Eric S. Miller, MD – July 11
  • Joseph S. Bert, MD – July 10
  • Sou-Pan Wu, MD – July 17
  • Jessica T. Theuringer, MD – August 1
  • Ellen R. Shammash, MD – August 1
  • Marc W. Nolan, DO – August 2
  • Rachel E. Kneeland, DO – August 7

Common Conditions & Treatments

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis/Inflammatory Spondyloarthritis
  • Aortitis/Arteritis
  • Autoimmune/Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Behcet’s Syndrome
  • Giant Cell Arteritis/Temporal Arteritis
  • Gout & Pseudogout
  • HLA-B27 Related Conditions
  • IgG4-Related Disease & Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis & Dermatomyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma/Systemic Sclerosis
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Vasculitis
  • Rheumatologists do not typically manage chronic pain, chronic Lyme, long Covid, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobility syndromes, chronic fatigue syndrome (myalgic encephalomyelitis), or non-inflammatory spine problems (degenerative arthritis of the spine, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease). We are able to help establish the diagnosis of fibromyalgia, but do not manage it long term, so we can guide you to others who can best provide ongoing care.