About Us

Rheumatology Center, Inc.

At Rheumatology Center, we understand the challenges and complexities of living with rheumatic conditions. Our practice is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care in the field of Rheumatology.

Our Board-Certified Rheumatologists specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of rheumatic diseases. Our approach is patient-centered, focusing on tailored treatment plans that address your unique needs and lifestyle. We believe in empowering our patients through education, offering detailed information on their conditions, treatment options, and strategies for maintaining a healthy and active life.

Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest diagnostic tools, ensuring accurate and efficient assessment of your condition. We also offer on-site infusion services, injections, and other advanced treatments, all within a comfortable and caring environment.

Your journey to better health is our primary concern. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our services, our team, and how we can assist you in achieving optimal health and wellness. Feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment or to answer any questions you might have.

Welcome to a place where your health is in expert hands. Welcome to Rheumatology Center.

Expert Doctors.
Professional Care.

Board Certified Rheumatologists.

Jose G. Garcia, M.D.

Jose G. Garcia, M.D.



Dr. Jose G. Garcia is a Board Certified Rheumatologist who graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine in 1988, and did his residency training in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL (1991-1994) and a Fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida (1994-1996). He is also the founder of Rheumatology Center, Inc established since 1996.

Johna F. Duque, P.A.

Johna F. Duque, P.A.



Ms. Johana Duque is a Board Certified Physician Assistant with advanced training in the musculoskeletal system. Ms. Duque focuses on providing exceptional care for patients of all ages who have Rheumatic and orthopedic conditions for over 10 years. She has active privileges at Memorial Hospital West, bringing along her experience in the field of Rheumatology and Orthopedics. She is a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Rheumatology and American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Conditions Do Rheumatologists Treat?

Some conditions treat by Rheumatologists are:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Lupus
  • Systemic Sclerosiss (Scleroderma)
  • Raynaud’s Phenomenon
  • Sjögren’s Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Vasculitis
  • Inflammatory Myopathies (such as Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis)
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • And many others.
Additional In-office Services

RCI offers IV infusion therapy, supporting overall improvement in quality of life for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus and Osteoporosis requiring biologic medications. Our infusion suite is an ideal place for patients to receive infusion services which are performed by highly qualified and trained nurses. We offer personalized care, easy scheduling, as well as a comfortable welcoming environment.

Infusion Medications:

– Orencia
– Rituximab
– Actemra
– Prolia
– Siponi Aria
– Remicade
– and others.


Our Occupational Therapy suite is equipped with all tools required to provide the necessary treatment to alleviate pain and make patients feel at home.

What Can I Expect During My First Visit?

Our Doctors will discuss about your medical history, conduct a physical examination, and order possible diagnostic tests and medications.

How Should I Prepare for My Appointment?

You may download from our site the New Patient Form, fill it out, and bring it with you to the appointment. This will save you time. If you are unable to print the form, don’t worry. You can always fill out the form upon arrival.


  • PCP Referral, if apply
  • Insurance Card
  • Photo ID
  • Current medication list
  • Recent blood work results or any other testing, if available
How Does Insurance Coverage Work for Treatments?

Once you discuss the plan of action with your Rheumatologist, you can contact your insurance company for specific details on coverage according to your specific plan.

Book An Appointment

If you are a new patient, please download the New Patient Form.

Contact us

Call Us

(954) 704-1050


(954) 704-9814

Our Location

12151 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026