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Sjogren’s Syndrome

Sjogren's Syndrome | Jose G Garcia, MD | Rheumatology Center.org

Sjogren’s (SHOW-grins) syndrome is a disorder of your immune system often defined by its two most common symptoms dry eyes and a dry mouth.

Sjogren’s syndrome often accompanies other autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. In Sjogren’s syndrome, the mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands of your eyes and mouth are usually affected first resulting in decreased production of tears and saliva.

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What Is Lupus?

What is Lupus? | Jose G Garcia, MD | RheumatologyCenter.org

Anyone can get lupus, but it most often affects women. Lupus is also more common in women of African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent than in Caucasian women. The cause of lupus is not known. Research suggests that genes play an important role, but genes alone do not determine who gets lupus. It is likely that many factors trigger the disease.

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Osteoporosis: The Diagnosis

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition of low bone density that can progress silently over a long period of time. If diagnosed early, the fractures associated with the disease can often be prevented. Unfortunately, osteoporosis frequently remains undiagnosed until a fracture occurs. An examination to diagnose osteoporosis can involve several steps that predict your chances of future fracture, diagnose osteoporosis, or both.

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In-Office Services

Rheumatology Center provides many in-office services for the convenience of its patients; services like bone density, nerve conduction studies, skin biopsies, blood work, and more.

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Non-Invasive Nerve Testing

Nerve Conduction Studies with the Surral Biosensor

Never Conductions Studies are also performed in-office for your convenience with the use of the NeuroMetrix’s Sural Biosensor. This device device allows us to assist the early diagnosis of diabetic peripheral neuraphathy for example. It is a non-invasive nerve testing.

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Lunar Achilles Bone Densitometer

GE Lunar Achilles Densitometer

The GE Lunar Achilles Insight is GE’s first bone ultrasound system that provides instant imaging of the patient’s heel that can be used to assess osteoporosis.

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Meet Our Staff

Rheumatology Center Staff | Dr Jose G Garcia

Specialists in the treatment of rheumatologic conditions such as: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus, Scleroderma, Sjogren’s Syndrome, vasculitis, osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia and musculoskeletal painful conditions such as back pain, tendinitis/bursitis and carpal tunnel syndrome, and others.

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