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Rheumatology Telemedicine Services

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For patients located outside of the greater Pittsburgh area who are in need of specialized rheumatology care, UPMC’s three Teleconsult centers bring world-class physicians close to home.

Through videoconferencing, rheumatologists at UPMC:

  • Identify rheumatologic diseases early
  • Manage chronic rheumatologic diseases
  • Provide necessary follow-up care

How Telerheumatology Works

The rheumatologist in collaboration with the onsite Registered Nurse (RN) will:

  • Obtain medical history from patient who is with RN at UPMC Teleconsult Center
  • Complete a full physical examination
  • Discuss diagnosis and treatment directly with patient
  • Communicate recommendations back to referring physician as needed
  • Schedule follow-up visits

Telerheumatology Locations

  • UPMC Bedford
  • UPMC Northwest
  • UPMC Hermitage – Urgent Care Center

Telerheumatology Candidates

Ideal candidates for telemedicine consultations with UPMC Rheumatologists include those with the following diseases or conditions:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus
  • Sjogren syndrome
  • Vasculitis
  • Scleroderma
  • Myositis
  • Other rheumatologic diseases and conditions

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