Arthritis affects one of every six Iowans. While many resolve to live with arthritic pain, others are learning that arthritis, and the pain it causes, can be controlled through medical management and treatment. The Mercy Arthritis T.E.A.M. (Treatment and Education for Arthritis Management) program works directly with you and your physician to improve your quality of life.
Osteoporosis is a disease that reduces the strength of your bones, causing them to become brittle and prone to fractures. After age 50, women have a 40 percent lifetime risk of suffering a fracture related to this disease. The Mercy Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center is a leader in the fight for prevention and treatment of this all-too-common disease.
Our physicians are board-certified in rheumatology (the study of arthritis and other diseases involving the joints and associated connective tissue) and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Initially, you will be evaluated by a nurse clinician, and physical and occupational therapists. These skilled professionals work together as a team to develop a personalized plan of care addressing your specific health care needs.