Rheumatology is devoted to the diagnosis and management of disorders whose common feature is inflammation in the bones, muscles, joints, and internal organs. The most common rheumatic diseases include osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis which is sometimes referred to as RA. Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition in which the immune system attacks healthy cells. It can cause inflammation, swelling, and pain in several joints at once. Memorial Community Hospital and Health System’s Specialty Clinic is pleased to offer this specialty care and has a Rheumatologist on staff to treat people suffering from these conditions. At MCH, we believe it is important to offer treatment in specialty areas such as Rheumatology right here in town and convenient for our patients, rather than having to travel to the metro area to receive care.