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Rheumatology

Personalized care for optimal joint health

Twin Cities Orthopedics’ expert team of rheumatologists has decades of experience treating patients in the Twin Cities community. They evaluate, diagnose, and treat inflammatory conditions affecting the immune and musculoskeletal systems. TCO offers patients quick access to rheumatology appointments. To Schedule: Call 952-345-7701 or click here to schedule online. No referral needed.

Inflammatory conditions, like arthritis, vasculitis, lupus, and other musculoskeletal disorders, can make everyday activities challenging. These conditions affect your joints, bones, muscles, and tendons.

Common symptoms include:

  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Swelling and redness in an affected area of the body
  • Loss of motion in joints

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

The TCO rheumatology team is committed to helping you live your best life. We take a personalized and comprehensive approach to your entire well-being. Long-term conditions can often require long-term care. You can trust that we’ll be there for you every step of the way.

Using the latest technology and treatments, including state-of-the-art infusion centers at TCO Hudson and TCO Woodbury, we treat a wide range of conditions. From medication management to infusion therapy, we are dedicated to providing compassionate care to improve your overall health and quality of life. To schedule an infusion appointment, call 952-345-7701.

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-19, 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 can 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.

                                               

My wife and I were patients of Dr. Shammash when she was at another practice. We are pleased that we can continue our relationship with her now that she has joined Twin Cities Orthopedics.…
– David H., patient

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I’ve only seen Dr. Wu twice and he got to the root of my disease immediately. I have a deep respect for him and I am honored that he is my physician. I would…
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I (mom) recently used TCO for knee care and rheumatology, all experiences were great. I wish I had skipped the visit to the ER and went to orthopedic urgent care. When my…
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Dr. Frattalone and her staff are super informative and very caring. My injections went very well. Her care coordinator, Heather, is so kind and friendly. The whole staff is so sweet.
– Deb W., patient

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I love Dr. Miller and his care coordinator, Wendi! Dr. Miller is so nice and thorough, making every visit a very pleasant experience. He’s very caring, kind and good listener. Same for Wendi. She…
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Twin Cities Orthopedics

Meet Our Trusted Rheumatology Specialists

Rheumatologists

TCO’s board-certified, fellowship-trained rheumatologists.

Infusion Nurses

Registered nurses that manage operations and patient care at TCO's infusion centers.