Rheumatologists are specialized physicians who treat arthritis and other rheumatic diseases—those that affect the muscles, joints and bones. Dr. Schwartz can diagnose and treat highly complex conditions, including those that affect other organs and systems like the brain, kidneys, blood vessels or lungs. Conditions treated may include rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia, among many others.
The specialty of internal medicine is an area of primary care for adults. Dr. Schwartz specializes in diagnosing and treating cross-system illnesses that may affect multiple organ systems. When necessary, Dr. Schwartz also can refer patients to specialist physicians when medically needed. For instance, patients with severe kidney problems can be referred to a nephrologist for further medical tests or treatments.